Garretson is a city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. The city had a population estimated at 1,216 in 2013 by the United States Census Bureau. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.49 square miles, of which, 1.45 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water. The city has been assigned the ZIP code 57030 and the FIPS place code 23820.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,166 people, 449 households, and 308 families residing in the city. The population density was 804.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 476 housing units at an average density of 328.3 per square mile.
The city is home to Devil’s Gulch, the site where Jesse James escaped a posse after robbing the First National Bank in Northfield, Minnesota. Palisades State Park is also near Garretson.
Garretson Public Schools are part of the Garretson School District (South Dakota). The Garretson School District has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Students attend Garretson High School.