Milbank is a city in Grant County, South Dakota, along the South Fork of the Whetstone River. The population was 3,353 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Grant County. In 1925 The American Legion Department of South Dakota established a new program for high school aged youth that grew into a national program. Milbank is the birthplace of American Legion Baseball, which is played in all fifty states by more than five thousand teams.
Milbank is located at 45°13′7″N 96°38′1″W / 45.21861°N 96.63361°W / 45.21861; -96.63361 (45.218583, -96.633721).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.84 square miles (7.36 km), of which, 2.76 square miles (7.15 km) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km) is water.
Milbank has been assigned the ZIP code range 57252-57253 and the FIPS place code 42260.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,353 people, 1,508 households, and 898 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,214.9 inhabitants per square mile (469.1/km). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 609.8 per square mile (235.4/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.
There were 1,508 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.
The median age in the city was 46.3 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,640 people, 1,533 households, and 964 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,367.4 people per square mile (528.4/km²). There were 1,698 housing units at an average density of 637.9 per square mile (246.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.93% White, 0.03% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.
There were 1,533 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $28,194, and the median income for a family was $40,117. Males had a median income of $31,486 versus $20,890 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,446. About 6.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
Milbank South Dakota neighborhoods include: Alcester, Baltic, Black Hawk, Box Elder, Brandon, Buffalo Ridge, Camp Crook, Canton, Caputa, Central City, Chancellor, Colton, Creighton, Crooks, Custer, Deadwood, Dell Rapids, Elkton, Ellsworth Afb, Garretson, Hartford, Hermosa, Hill City, Howes, Humboldt, Keystone, Lead, Ludlow, Montrose, Nemo, New Underwood, North Sioux City, Owanka, Parker, Quinn, Rapid City, Renner, Rowena, Saint Onge, Scenic, Sherman, Silver City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, Valley Springs, Wall, Wanblee, Wasta, Whitewood