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Westport, South Dakota
—  Town  —
Location in Brown County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°38′56″N 98°29′50″W / 45.64889°N 98.49722°W / 45.64889; -98.49722
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brown
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 125
 - Density 416.7/sq mi (178.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57481
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-70540[1]
GNIS feature ID 1258928[2]

Westport is a town in Brown County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 125 at the 2000 census.



Westport is located at 45°38′56″N 98°29′50″W / 45.64889°N 98.49722°W / 45.64889; -98.49722 (45.648875, -98.497262)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Westport has been assigned the ZIP code 57481 and the FIPS place code 70540.


At the 2000 census[1], there were 125 people, 48 households and 37 families residing in the town. The population density was 479.7 people per square mile (185.6/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 199.6/sq mi (77.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 48 households, of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 29.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median household income was $37,292, and the median family income was $40,625. Males had a median income of $25,313 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,541. There were no families and 2.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.0% of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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