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Bates is a township in Hand County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Bates. For links to other places called Bates, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bates is 44.232N. The longitude is -98.751W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,900 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 47.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bates demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hand 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 57381 ZIP code.
70% of Bates residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bates ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bates was $22,009, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Bates residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Hand County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bates political report.
The average commute time for Bates workers is 60 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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