Census Data for Laketon ...
Although we found mention of Laketon during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Laketon. If you can help us locate Laketon, please Contact Us.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Laketon a population of 169 people.
The community of Laketon is located in Brookings County. The 2010 Census gave Brookings County; a population of 31,965 people. This means that Laketon had 0.53% of the county's total population.
At the same time, South Dakota had a population of 814,180 people, meaning that Laketon had 0.02% of the total population of South Dakota.
Brookings County ...
Laketon is located in Brookings County<3>.
The county had a population of 31,965 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 169 people, Laketon represented 0.53% of the county's total.
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Brookings County.
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|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Laketon and then turned west". While Laketon could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Laketon as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Laketon could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another South Dakota community named Laketon.
|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
|<3>||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.|