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Population in 2012: 42 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.5%
Males: 18  (43.9%)
Females: 24  (56.1%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57420, 57472.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,170 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Akaska:

$30,170
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,971

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,421 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Akaska:

$39,421
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $27,531; Detached houses: $30,689; Mobile homes: $6,999

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Akaska: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (57.4%), Norwegian (32.0%), Czech (3.3%), Danish (3.3%), Swedish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1907

Elevation: 1768 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Akaska:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akaska town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 91.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (107.2 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (335.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (667.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lowry, SD (2.6 miles) , Selby, SD (3.6 miles ), Glenham, SD (4.0 miles) , Java, SD (4.0 miles) , Hoven, SD (4.2 miles ), Mobridge, SD (4.6 miles ), Gettysburg, SD (4.9 miles ), Bowdle, SD (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 45.33 N, Longitude: 100.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-40.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (67%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


Average climate in Akaska, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Akaska-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Akaska town center .

On 6/20/1968, a category F3 tornado 12.4 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Akaska-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 99% 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 84.8 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 99.4 miles away from Akaska center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walworth County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Akaska:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY SELBY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SELBY, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Akaska, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akaska:

  • University of Mary (about 101 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 109 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • South Dakota State University (about 178 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 192 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 193 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Black Hills State University (about 193 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 193 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)

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

 
Walworth 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: 0.0%

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  38.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Akaska 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Akaska travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Other fuel (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Akaska town (based on Walworth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.85%
Here81.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents32.8%30.2%10.0%8.4%5.8%
Congregations10.0%20.0%10.0%15.0%10.0%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)American Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.8%2.7%2.1%1.1%2.1%
Congregations5.0%5.0%5.0%5.0%15.0%
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: 3
Here:

5.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

9.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Walworth County:

11.45 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Walworth County:

10.2%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.5%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.1%
South Dakota:

14.9%

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 5$375
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$51
Totals for Government 0$0 6$426


6.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Corson County, SD  1.01% ($20,500 average AGI)
from Brown County, SD  0.46% ($23,400)


8.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,257 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Brown County, SD  0.72% ($28,563 average AGI)
to Corson County, SD  0.59% ($18,923)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.54% ($25,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Akaska:

  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Akaska:

  • 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.)
  • KOLY-FM (99.5 FM; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Akaska:

  • KQSD-TV (Channel 11; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K56AX (Channel 56; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA 5 CTY. TV TRANSL. DIST.)
  • K62AV (Channel 62; LOWRY, SD; Owner: S. D. FIVE CNTY T.V. TRANS. DISTRICT)
  • K68BM (Channel 68; LOWRY, SD; Owner: S. D. FIVE CNTY T.V. TRANS. DISTRICT)


FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Akaska Bait Shop West Main (Lat: 45.331111 Lon: -100.120417), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KZV781
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/1999, Expiration Date: 05/25/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2004
    Registrant: Akaska, Town Of, Box 17, Akaska, SD 57420


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