Huron, South Dakota

Huron, South Dakota

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motto = It's A Brand New Day


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timezone = CST
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latd = 44 |latm = 21 |lats = 33 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 13 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 57350 and 57399
area_code = 605
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website = [http://www.huronsd.com www.huronsd.com]
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Huron is a city in Beadle County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 11,893 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Beadle CountyGR|6. Huron was the home of now-defunct Huron University since 1897. Huron is also the home of the South Dakota State Fair. The "Huron Plainsman", also referred to as the Plainsman, is the newspaper.

Geography and Climate

Huron is located at coor dms|44|21|33|N|98|13|5|W|city (44.359145, -98.218152)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.56%) is water.

Huron has been assigned the ZIP codes 57350 and 57399 and the FIPS place code 31060.

Huron is home to the South Dakota State Fair, which is held 5 days before Labor Day

Huron is home to a statue known as "The World's Largest Ringnecked Pheasant." [cite web | last =Brown | first =Greg | authorlink = | coauthors =Jocelyn Sloan, Uther Draken | title =Huron, South Dakota - World's Largest Pheasant | work = | publisher =RoadsideAmerica.com | date =2005-07-24 | url =http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tips/getAttraction.php3?tip_AttractionNo=1186 | format = | doi = | accessdate =2007-10-19 ]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 11,893 people, 5,263 households, and 3,047 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,448.5 people per square mile (559.3/km²). There were 5,872 housing units at an average density of 715.2/sq mi (276.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.92% White, 0.96% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 5,263 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.1% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,097, and the median income for a family was $40,234. Males had a median income of $27,027 versus $19,921 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,275. About 8.1% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

Noted people

* J.L. Carr-English novelist, taught for a year at the public school in Huron in 1938-39 and 1956-57
* Earl Caddock-Wrestler. He had to leave as a child to be treated for tuberculosis.
* John K. Fairbank, the renowned China historian, was born in Huron in 1907.
* Candace Hilligoss, actress of the cult horror movie Carnival of Souls, was born in Huron in 1935.
* Muriel Humphrey-Senator from Minnesota in 1978 and wife of Hubert Humphrey, was born in Huron on Feb. 20, 1912.
* Cheryl Ladd-Actress/singer born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor in Huron.
* Gladys Pyle-First woman Senator from the state, and only woman ever elected United States Senator from South Dakota, was born in Huron on Oct. 4, 1890.
* Mike Rounds-South Dakota governor.(Left with his family when he was 3 years old)
* Rod DeHaven - 2000 Olympian in the marathon.

Schools

* [http://www.jvcs.org James Valley Christian School] James Valley is Home of the Vikings
* [http://www.huron.k12.sd.us Huron Public School] Huron School District is home to the Tigers

Bibliography

* J.L. Carr (1957) "The Old Timers. A social history of the way of life of the home-steading pioneers in the Prairie States during the first few years of settlement, as shown by a typical community, the 'old-timers' of Beadle County in South Dakota". Huron, South Dakota: privately printed.

References

External links

* [http://huronsd.com/ Huron, SD government website]
* "Huron Plainsman" - [http://www.plainsman.com/ local newspaper]
* [http://www.performance-radio.com/ Local Radio]
* [http://www.northwesternenergy.com/ NorthWestern Energy - Electric & Natural Gas Utility]
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Huron-South-Dakota.html City Data - Detailed View]


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