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Welcome to Bruce ...

The city of Bruce is located in Brookings County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Bruce, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bruce has a population of 207 people<2> (see below for details).

Bruce is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bruce lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bruce is within the (605) area code.

The ZIP code for Bruce: 57220<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bruce had an population of 207 people. This is an increase of 1.47% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bruce had a population of 204 people. This makes Bruce the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Bruce represents 0.03% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 243rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 204 people, the population of Bruce decreased 25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 272 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bruce.

Communities Also Named Bruce ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named Bruce - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Brunswick, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bruce.

Communities near Bruce ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bruce.

  • Brookings
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Volga
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volga
    • Volga is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,080 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Volga <5>
  • Medary
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medary have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medary
    • Medary is located in Brookings County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,442 people
  • Arlington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington is located in Kingsbury County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington <5>
  • Aurora
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 866 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora <5>
  • Estelline
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelline have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelline
    • Estelline is located in Hamlin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 744 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estelline <5>
  • Lake Norden
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • White
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White
    • White is located in Brookings County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White <5>
  • North Grove Addition
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Grove Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Grove Addition
    • North Grove Addition is located in Brookings County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 471 people
  • Toronto
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bruce. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bruce.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bruce. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bruce.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bruce. See our Newspapers Page for Bruce.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bruce ...

Looking for more information about Bruce? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bruce, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bruce.

Adding Bruce to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bruce in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bruce was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bruce post office opened in 1883.

We also found Bruce in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bruce.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bruce. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Brookings County: www.brookingscountysd.gov/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Brookings, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bruce.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bruce - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bruce). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bruce or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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