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Burke is a city in Gregory County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Charles Burke, legislator
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Burke. For links to other places called Burke, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Burke is 43.182N. The longitude is -99.291W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,195 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 640.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burke demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gregory 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 57523 ZIP code.
41% of Burke residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burke ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burke was $14,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Burke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Burke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $550.
Libraries in Burke include Burke Public Library ... View libraries
Gregory County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burke political report.
The average commute time for Burke workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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