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Population in 2012: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.7%
 

Males: 38  (49.3%)
Females: 41  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  53.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57520

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,786 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Agar:

$30,786
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,562

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $23,280 (it was $12,300 in 2000)
Agar:

$23,280
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $32,313; Detached houses: $35,236; Mobile homes: $18,674

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  • White alone - 75 (98.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Agar: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Norwegian (25.3%), English (7.7%), Irish (7.7%), Russian (5.5%), Danish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/18/1926

Elevation: 1851 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 470 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Agar:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Agar town:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

4 residents are foreign born (4.9% Europe).

This town:  4.9%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $438 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (1.7%)

Agar satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (140.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (321.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (656.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Onida, SD (3.0 miles ), Gettysburg, SD (3.6 miles ), Lebanon, SD (4.7 miles) , Blunt, SD (4.8 miles ), Harrold, SD (5.2 miles ), Cow Creek, SD (5.3 miles) , Hoven, SD (5.6 miles ), Seneca, SD (5.6 miles) .

Latitude: 44.84 N, Longitude: 100.07 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Retail trade (56%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Agar-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/23/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Agar town center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/1/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Agar-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Agar center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sully County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Agar topographic map

Birthplace of: Cash Asmussen - Jockey.


Hospitals/medical centers near Agar:

  • GETTYSBURG MEMORIAL HOSP - CRITICAL ACCESS HOSP (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; GETTYSBURG, SD)
  • GETTYSBURG MEM HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; GETTYSBURG, SD)
  • OAHE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GETTYSBURG, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Agar, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Agar:

  • University of Mary (about 135 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 142 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • South Dakota State University (about 166 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Black Hills State University (about 189 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • University of South Dakota (about 212 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 212 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 212 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Agar:

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Notable location: Agar Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Sutton Place (Tours & Charters; 17565 291st Avenue).

 
Sully County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.0%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.7 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  50.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Agar compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Agar travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Agar town (based on Sully County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.31%
Here61.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents35.6%21.2%19.3%18.0%5.9%
Congregations14.3%28.6%28.6%14.3%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Sully County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Sully County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

28.65 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Sully County:

29.1%
State:

27.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$175
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$105
Sewerage 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 5$580


6.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Agar:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCCR (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Agar:

  • K214BH (90.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, SD; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KQSD-FM (91.9 FM; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMLO (100.7 FM; LOWRY, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Agar:

  • KQSD-TV (Channel 11; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Julie Andersen, 4 Mi N Of Agar Along Us 83 (Lat: 44.896944 Lon: -100.084722), Type: 103.6, Structure height: 46119 m, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 6056775861, Dforseth@usd.Edu, CHERRY AND DAKOTA STS BOX 5000
  • Julie Andersen, 4 Mi N Of Agar Along Us 83 (Lat: 44.896944 Lon: -100.084722), Type: 103.6, Structure height: 46119 m, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 6056775861, Dforseth@usd.Edu, CHERRY AND DAKOTA STS BOX 5000
  • 4 Mi N Of Agar Along Us 83 (Lat: 44.896944 Lon: -100.084722), Type: 84.3, Overall height: 84.3 m
    Registrant: 6056775861, Dforseth@usd.Edu, CHERRY AND DAKOTA STS BOX 5000

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AGAR, 4 Mi N Of Agar Along Us 83 (Lat: 44.896944 Lon: -100.084722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQQS348
    Assigned Frequencies: 6937.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2013, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Certifier: Julie Andersen
    Registrant: South Dakota Board Of Directors For Educational Telecommunications, 555 North Dakota Street, Vermillion, SD 57069-5000, Phone: (605) 677-5861, Fax: (605) 677-5010, Email:


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