Wallace, South Dakota

Wallace, South Dakota
—  Town  —
Wallace, South Dakota
Location in Codington County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°5′6″N 97°28′44″W / 45.085°N °W / 45.085; -97.47889
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Codington
Incorporated 1908[1]
 - Total  dunams (0.3 km2 / 0.1 sq mi)
 - Land
 - Water
Population (2000)
 - Total 86
 - Urban density
 - Rural density
 - Metro density
 -  Density
 -  Density
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57272
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-68420
GNIS feature ID 1258809

Wallace is a town in Codington County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Watertown, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 86 at the 2000 census.

Wallace is the birthplace of Hubert Humphrey, the Vice President of the United States from 1965-1969.


Wallace is located at (45.085069, -97.478896).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.

Wallace has been assigned the ZIP code 57272 and the FIPS place code 68420.


As of the census of 2000, there were 86 people, 37 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 637.8 people per square mile (255.4/km²). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 333.7/sq mi (133.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 37 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 9.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 72.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,708, and the median income for a family was $33,438. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,677. There were no families and 9.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 18.2% of those over 64.