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Mellette is a city in Spink County.
The community was named for Gov. Arthur Mellette
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Mellette. For links to other places called Mellette, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mellette is 45.154N. The longitude is -98.497W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 230.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mellette demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Spink 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 57461 ZIP code.
41% of Mellette residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mellette ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mellette was $11,467, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Mellette residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mellette, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.
Spink County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mellette political report.
The average commute time for Mellette workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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