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Letcher is a town in Sanborn County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Letcher. For links to other places called Letcher, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Letcher is 43.897N. The longitude is -98.143W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 177.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Letcher demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sanborn 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 57359 ZIP code.
32% of Letcher residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Letcher ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Letcher was $14,164, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Letcher residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Letcher, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $163. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $475.
Sanborn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Letcher political report.
The average commute time for Letcher workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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