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Elk Point

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The South Dakota state capital is Pierre.

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The population of Elk Point is approximately 1,790 (2000), 1963 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 597 (1990), 770 (2010).

The amount of land area in Elk Point is 3.48 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Elk Point is 1.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elk Point to Washington DC is 1110 miles. The distance to the South Dakota state capital is 227 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elk Point is positioned 42.68 degrees north of the equator and 96.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Elk Point elevation is 1,127 feet above sea level.
Elk Point median income is $41,157 (2000).

The Elk Point median home price is $81,300 (2000).

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Elk Point location: fifteen miles from Sioux City in the southeast corner of the state. Nearby communities include Jefferson, Vermillion, North Sioux City - all in South Dakota. Also nearby are Ponca, Newcastle, Jackson and Hubbard in Nebraska and Akron in Iowa.

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Climate & Weather

Elk Point average annual precipitation is 26.3 inches per year.
Elk Point average annual snowfall is 32 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 17.5 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 48.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 51.1 degrees F.

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Elk Point history:

The Lewis & Clark Expedition came through this area on 22 August 1804 where the first election west of the Mississippi was held when Patrick Gass was elected to replace Sgt. Floyd. Elk Point was first settled in 1859 by Eli B. Wixson. Though the Lewis & Clark Expedition journal points out signs of Elk here, the naming of the community cannot be pinpointed. Cole County was formed on April 10, 1862 with Victoria being named the first county seat. Richland followed Victoria when county lines were re-aligned in 1864. Elk Point was named the county seat in 1865. The first courthouse was built in 1867. The building was moved in 1879 where it remained until 1976 when it was replaced by a newer and more safe structure. For more history details, see this history page. Also try this history page for more information.
The incorporation date of Elk Point: 1862

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Elk Point attractions:

Lewis & Clark Heritage Days Festival
Held each year in August. See the website for exact dates and more information.

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