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Hecla is a city in Brown County, in the Aberdeen metro area.
The community was named for a volcano in Iceland
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Hecla. For links to other places called Hecla, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hecla is 45.883N. The longitude is -98.151W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 299.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hecla demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brown 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 57446 ZIP code.
48% of Hecla residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hecla ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hecla was $14,775, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Hecla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hecla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $143. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $419.
Libraries in Hecla include Hecla Public Library ... View libraries
Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hecla political report.
The average commute time for Hecla workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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