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Volga is a city in Brookings County, in the Brookings metro area.
The community was named for the river in Russia
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Volga. For links to other places called Volga, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Volga is 44.323N. The longitude is -96.926W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,634 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,435.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Volga demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brookings 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 57071 ZIP code.
29% of Volga residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Volga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Volga was $18,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Volga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Volga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $331. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $839.
Brookings County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Volga political report.
The average commute time for Volga workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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