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Gregory, South Dakota
City
Motto: "City Of Expanding, Horizons"
Location in Gregory County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Gregory County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°14′2″N 99°25′43″W / 43.23389°N 99.42861°W / 43.23389; -99.42861Coordinates: 43°14′2″N 99°25′43″W / 43.23389°N 99.42861°W / 43.23389; -99.42861
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Gregory
Incorporated December 7, 1908[1]
Government
 • Type Aldermanic Form
 • Mayor Dan DeSmet
 • City Administrator Al Cerny
 • Ward I Gerrie Soper, Chad Peck
 • Ward II Maurice Schlaht, Blane Bartling
 • Ward III Tim Mills, Kevin Mikkelsen
Area[2]
 • Total 1.71 sq mi (4.43 km2)
 • Land 1.71 sq mi (4.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,169 ft (661 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,295
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,284
 • Density 757.3/sq mi (292.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57533
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-26180[5]
GNIS feature ID 1255368[6]
Website http://www.cityofgregory.com/

Gregory is a city in Gregory County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,295 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office has called Gregory been in operation since 1904.[7] The city took its name from its location in Gregory County.[7]

On May 8, 1965, an F5 tornado touched down on the town without causing any fatalities.

Geography[edit]

Gregory is located at 43°14′2″N 99°25′43″W / 43.23389°N 99.42861°W / 43.23389; -99.42861 (43.233924, -99.428580).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.71 square miles (4.43 km2), all of it land.[2]

Gregory has been assigned the ZIP code 57533 and the FIPS place code 26180.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,142
1920 1,067 −6.6%
1930 1,034 −3.1%
1940 1,246 20.5%
1950 1,375 10.4%
1960 1,478 7.5%
1970 1,756 18.8%
1980 1,503 −14.4%
1990 1,486 −1.1%
2000 1,342 −9.7%
2010 1,295 −3.5%
Est. 2012 1,284 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,295 people, 611 households, and 326 families residing in the city. The population density was 757.3 inhabitants per square mile (292.4/km2). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 426.9 per square mile (164.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.2% African American, 6.8% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 611 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.6% were non-families. 43.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 48.5 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,342 people, 613 households, and 351 families residing in the city. The population density was 982.6 people per square mile (378.2/km²). There were 718 housing units at an average density of 525.7 per square mile (202.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.68% White, 3.28% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 613 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 27.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $23,173, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,057 versus $16,923 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,626. About 12.9% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]


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Daily Ardmoreite

Daily Ardmoreite
Sun, 17 May 2015 06:04:46 -0700

Jim was born October 29, 1924, at Gregory, South Dakota, to the late Adrian Coy Miller and Neva M. (Weeks) Miller. He departed this life Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Ardmore Veterans Center. Shortly after being born in South Dakota his family moved ...

Daily Republic

Daily Republic
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:47:07 -0700

GREGORY — The growth of Gregory has made the town more successful, locals say. And now it has made the town a winner. The community of nearly 1,300 residents was honored as the 2015 South Dakota Community of the Year by the Governor's Office of ...

KELOLAND TV

KELOLAND TV
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:20:37 -0700

Looking down at a spread of royal blue wrapping paper, 7-year-old Amelia Wendell is faced with a difficult question. Does she want to hold the paper or cut it? "Hold the paper," Amelia said, opting for the job that does not require scissors. At this ...

Thewagnerpost

Thewagnerpost
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:59:47 -0800

Wagner High School had the privilege of taking 22 students to the Region V Band Festival in Gregory, South Dakota on Monday, December 1st, 2014. The students were nominated by Mrs. Julie Rysavy and Mrs. Halie Kirwan and sent in to the festival ...
 
The Lakota Country Times
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:07:30 -0800

In the summer of 2009, Keiko worked with Steffan Fencing out of Gregory, South Dakota, later accepting a position as Takini Girls Basketball Coach and PE assistant in 2009, where he coached his sister Carmen. In the summer of 2010, Keiko worked with ...
 
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:49:01 -0800

GREGORY, SD — Although the Jacksonville Indian and Maiden soccer teams are not scheduled for matches this week due to open dates, it will, nevertheless, be a most difficult time for the young men and women who play on each squad. Both teams will be ...

KMVT

KMVT
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:58:50 -0800

Jerome, Idaho- Arthur Oscar Kerner, 79, of Jerome, passed away Tuesday February 3, 2015, at his home. He was born December 15, 1935, in Gregory, South Dakota, the son of Oscar and Emilia Koch Kerner. He attended schools in Shoshone and graduated ...
 
Indie Wire (blog)
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:09:08 -0800

... a couple of years ago), titled "Oscar Micheaux: Negro Pioneer;" and a feature documentary called "Oscar's Comeback," directed by Lisa Collins, which takes a look at a festival celebrating a Micheaux - a festival in an all-white town (Gregory, South ...
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