Doland, South Dakota

Doland, South Dakota
—  City  —
Doland, South Dakota
Motto: Home of Heros
Location in Spink County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°53′39″N 98°6′3″W / 44.89417°N °W / 44.89417; -98.10083
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Spink
Incorporated 1909[1]
 - Mayor David Bucholz
 - Total  dunams (1.5 km2 / 0.6 sq mi)
 - Land
 - Water
Population (2000)
 - Total 297
 - Urban density
 - Rural density
 - Metro density
 -  Density
 -  Density
  dropped 9 people from 1990-2000 Census
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57436
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-16820
GNIS feature ID 1254722

Doland is a city in Spink County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 297 at the 2000 census.


Notable people

  • Doland was the hometown of Hubert Humphrey, who served as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 1949 to 1965 and 1971 to 1978. From 1965 to 1969 Humphrey was the Vice-President of the United States. In 1968 he was the Democratic Party's candidate for President; he lost narrowly to Republican Richard Nixon. Humphrey's father ran a pharmacy in Doland from 1915 to 1929, and served as the town's mayor for several years.
  • Tim Miles, basketball coach


Doland is located at (44.894083, -98.100817).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Doland has been assigned the ZIP code 57436 and the FIPS place code 16820.


As of the census of 2000, there were 297 people, 120 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 504.0 people per square mile (194.4/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 269.8/sq mi (104.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.97% White, 0.67% African American, 1.35% Native American, 0.34% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,437. About 20.3% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.3% of those sixty five or over.