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whitewood

whitewood

[hwahyt-wood, wahyt-]
whitewood, common name for numerous unrelated trees having light-colored wood, e.g., the tulip tree (see magnolia), the linden, and the cottonwood (see willow).
or tulip poplar or yellow poplar

Lofty North American ornamental and timber tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) of the magnolia family, not related to true poplars. It occurs in mixed hardwood stands in eastern North America. It is taller than all other eastern broad-leaved trees (up to 197 ft, or 60 m), and its trunk often has a diameter greater than 7 ft (2 m). Long-stemmed, bright-green leaves have two to four side lobes and blunted tips. Yellowish-green tuliplike flowers have six petals, orange at their bases, and three bright-green sepals. Other characteristics include conelike clusters of winged fruits; aromatic, purplish-brown twigs; stunning golden-yellow autumn leaves; winter buds resembling a duck's bill; and resistance to pests and diseases. The wood is used to manufacture furniture parts, plywood panels, paper, boxes, and crates.

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Whitewood is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 844 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Whitewood is located at (44.461314, -103.639136).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

Whitewood has been assigned the ZIP code 57793 and the FIPS place code 71580.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 844 people, 330 households, and 224 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,303.6 people per square mile (501.3/km²). There were 356 housing units at an average density of 549.9/sq mi (211.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.62% White, 2.61% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 330 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,297, and the median income for a family was $30,859. Males had a median income of $25,347 versus $16,597 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,247. About 15.6% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

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