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Whitewood is a city in Lawrence County, in the Spearfish metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Whitewood. For links to other places called Whitewood, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Whitewood is 44.461N. The longitude is -103.64W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,655 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 844.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Whitewood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lawrence 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 57793 ZIP code.
26% of Whitewood residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whitewood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whitewood was $12,247, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Whitewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Whitewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $673.
Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whitewood political report.
The average commute time for Whitewood workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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