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Bison is a town in Perkins County.
It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Bison. For links to other places called Bison, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bison is 45.520N. The longitude is -102.46W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,782 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 360.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bison demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perkins County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57620 ZIP code.
38% of Bison residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bison ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bison was $19,856, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Bison residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bison, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Libraries in Bison include Bison Public Library ... View libraries
Perkins County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bison political report.
The average commute time for Bison workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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