Reliance, South Dakota

Reliance is a town in Lyman County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 206 at the 2000 census.


Reliance is located at (43.878490, −99.601138).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.39%) is water.

Reliance has been assigned the ZIP code 57569 and the FIPS place code 54020.


As of the census of 2000, there were 206 people, 84 households, and 54 families residing in the town. The population density was 189.4 people per square mile (73.0/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 84.6/sq mi (32.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.29% White, 5.34% Native American, and 4.37% from two or more races.

There were 84 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $22,361 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,141. About 4.1% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.0% of those sixty five or over.


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