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Volga is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 1,768 at the 2010 census.
Volga was founded by the Western Town Lot Company on December 27, 1879 by Col. Arthur Jacoby. It was originally named "Bandy Town" after the Bandy family, early settlers there. Later, in 1880, the railroad assigned it the name "Volga", after the Volga River, in Russia.
Volga is mentioned in the juvenile novel The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder in the chapter titled "Pa Goes to Volga".
Volga is located at 44°19′19″N 96°55′28″W (44.321994, -96.924565).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), all of it land.
Volga has been assigned the ZIP code 57071 and the FIPS place code 67700.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,768 people, 734 households, and 483 families living in the city. The population density was 1,942.9 inhabitants per square mile (750.2/km2). There were 783 housing units at an average density of 860.4 per square mile (332.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races.