Sisseton is a city in Roberts County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,470 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Roberts County. Sisseton is home to a number of attractions including the Nicollet Tower and is near the “Song to the Great Spirit” building on the campus of Sisseton Wahpeton College. The city is named for the Sisseton (or Sissetowan) division of the Native American Sioux.
Sisseton is located at 45°39′48″N 97°2′57″W / 45.66333°N 97.04917°W / 45.66333; -97.04917 (45.663259, -97.049040). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.59 square miles (4.12 km), all of it land.
Sisseton has been assigned the ZIP code 57262 and the FIPS place code 59260.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,470 people, 958 households, and 576 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,553.5 inhabitants per square mile (599.8/km). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 664.8 per square mile (256.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 47.0% White, 0.1% African American, 47.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 958 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.9% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% 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.
The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,572 people, 1,003 households, and 631 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,636.7 people per square mile (632.5/km²). There were 1,093 housing units at an average density of 695.5 per square mile (268.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.07% White, 0.12% African American, 40.86% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.
There were 1,003 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $26,698, and the median income for a family was $33,977. Males had a median income of $27,393 versus $20,586 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,019. About 14.9% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.
Sisseton 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