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Volga, South Dakota
—  City  —
Location in Brookings County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°19′19″N 96°55′28″W / 44.32194°N 96.92444°W / 44.32194; -96.92444
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brookings
Area
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 - Land 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,634 ft (498 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,435
 - Density 1,793.8/sq mi (717.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57071
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-67700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1258770[2]

Volga is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 1,435 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Volga is located at 44°19′19″N 96°55′28″W / 44.32194°N 96.92444°W / 44.32194; -96.92444 (44.321994, -96.924565)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

Volga has been assigned the ZIP code 57071 and the FIPS place code 67700.

History

Volga was founded by the Western Town Lot Company on December 27, 1879 by Col. Arthur Jacoby. It was originally named "Bandy Town" after the Bandy family, early settlers there. Later, the railroad assigned it the name "Volga" not after the Volga River, as some believe, but after the Iowa town of the same name.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,435 people, 571 households, and 413 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,862.1 people per square mile (719.6/km²). There were 596 housing units at an average density of 773.4/sq mi (298.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.75% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 571 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,818, and the median income for a family was $51,131. Males had a median income of $31,083 versus $23,190 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,237. About 3.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Tourism

The Brookings County Museum in Volga.

Old Timer's Day in Volga occurs in the first week of June every year and is capped off by an over-21-only street dance and many private parties.

Also there is the Brookings County Historical Museum, and a home of an early settler by the city park.

Education

Volga has a small public school system. Sioux Valley Schools has an Elementary, Middle School and High School. Three communities are included in the Sioux Valley school system: Bruce, Sinai, and Volga.

Volga also has a private K through 8th school called the Volga Christian School.

See also

Sioux Valley High School

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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