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Castlewood is a city in Hamlin County, in the Watertown metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a place in a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Castlewood. For links to other places called Castlewood, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Castlewood is 44.722N. The longitude is -97.029W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,686 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 685.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Castlewood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hamlin 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 57223 ZIP code.
33% of Castlewood residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Castlewood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Castlewood was $17,682, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Castlewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Castlewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $258. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Libraries in Castlewood include Castlewood Public Library ... View libraries
Hamlin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Castlewood political report.
The average commute time for Castlewood workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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