Armour, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 701 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 
Males: 339  (48.5%)
Females: 362  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57313.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,884 (it was $28,438 in 2000)
Armour:

$43,884
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,835 (it was $15,829 in 2000)

Armour city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,332 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Armour:

$65,332
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $74,568; Detached houses: $81,018; Mobile homes: $18,883

Median gross rent in 2013: $641.

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  • Races in Armour, SD (2010)

    Armour races chart
    • 66895.6%White alone
    • 192.7%American Indian alone
    • 60.9%Two or more races
    • 40.6%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Asian alone

Races in Armour detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Armour: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.2%), Irish (12.7%), Dutch (9.1%), English (6.7%), Norwegian (5.7%), United States (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/19/1904

Elevation: 1523 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Armour,SD real estate house value index trend

Armour, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Armour:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Armour city:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,140 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,021 (1.6%)

Armour satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (82.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (185.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (552.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Corsica, SD (2.8 miles ), Delmont, SD (3.2 miles ), Harrison, SD (3.5 miles) , Ravinia, SD (3.6 miles) , Lake Andes, SD (3.8 miles ), New Holland, SD (3.9 miles) , Wagner, SD (4.1 miles ), Geddes, SD (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $17,500
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 98.35 W

Area code: 605

Armour household income distribution Armour home values distribution

Crime rates in Armour by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0002000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0303.50.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 0004020
per 100,000 0.00.00.0607.00.0282.50.0
Thefts 0001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0151.70.00.00.0
Auto thefts 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.1) 0.00.00.0303.30.020.60.0

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
South Dakota average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-8.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Armour: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Armour, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Armour-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.4 miles away from the Armour city center .

On 5/14/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Armour-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 618.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 81.5 miles away from Armour center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from Armour center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 371.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Armour topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Armour:

  • DOUGLAS CO MEMORIAL HOSP-CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 708 8TH ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ARMOUR (106 BRADDOCK PO BOX 489)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Armour:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY CORSICA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CORSICA, SD)
  • LAKE ANDES HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LAKE ANDES, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Armour:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 81 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 81 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 101 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 101 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • South Dakota State University (about 105 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 117 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Northern State University (about 148 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high school in Armour:

Public elementary/middle schools in Armour:

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Library in Armour:

  • ARMOUR-CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $26,840; Location: 915 MAIN ST; 12,126 books; 90 audio materials; 554 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Armour: Armour Fire Department (A), Armour City Hall (B), Armour Public Library (C), Douglas County Courthouse (D), Douglas County Ambulance Service Armour (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Armour and their reported violations in the past:

ARMOUR (Population served: 699, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between SEP-27-2009 and JAN-25-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JAN-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2010)
  • Public Education - Between MAR-31-2009 and JAN-25-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (MAR-31-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2010)
  • Public Education - Between SEP-05-2008 and JAN-25-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (SEP-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2010)
  • Public Education - Between OCT-09-2007 and MAR-05-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
42 people in nursing homes in 2000

Armour compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Armour (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: at 703 Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $101.4 mil, Deposits: $88.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Lewis Banshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
South Dakota average:

10.0

Armour travel time to work - commute Armour mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Armour city (based on Douglas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,43311
Mainline Protestant1,1206
Catholic3081
None141-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Douglas County:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Douglas County:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

26.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

29.0%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,801$22,8061$414
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,117
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,985$35,8200$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,670$34,0200$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$356
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,000
Totals for Government 5$12,456$29,89412$2,887

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,327 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Armour:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Armour:

  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Armour:

  • K50FH (Channel 50; WAGNER, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELLCOMM.)
  • K57BX (Channel 57; LAKE ANDES, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)

Armour fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 1998 08:14 AM, Us-281, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Armour)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Douglas County Courthouse (Lat: 43.317222 Lon: -98.487306), Call Sign: KNCX518
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.325 MHz, 155.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/09/2012, Expiration Date: 09/13/2022
    Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • Company Headquarters Bldg S Main (Lat: 43.316944 Lon: -98.487583), Call Sign: KAB642, Licensee ID: L00103249
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.680 MHz, 153.680 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/2003, Expiration Date: 01/17/2014
    Registrant: Douglas Electric Cooperative, Inc., 400 Main St, Armour, SD 57313, Phone: (605) 724-2323, Fax: (605) 724-2972, Email:
  • 4 Mi S 1 Mi E (Lat: 43.256667 Lon: -98.324528), Call Sign: WNFJ936, Licensee ID: L00008030
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.478 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/1995, Expiration Date: 01/10/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2000
    Registrant: East River Electric Power Cooperative Inc, Drawer E, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (605) 256-4536

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, 4 Mi S Of (Lat: 43.252750 Lon: -98.342000), Overall height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WNER901
    Assigned Frequencies: 2138.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2002, Expiration Date: 06/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2012, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • STATION, 4 Mi S (Lat: 43.256083 Lon: -98.342000), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WNTR724
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/1998, Expiration Date: 06/30/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2008, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • ARMOUR, Lat: 43.316889 Lon: -98.346500, Call Sign: WQJI539
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/22/2008, Expiration Date: 09/22/2018, Certifier: Michelle Bertram
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • ARMOUR, 39090-278th Street (Lat: 43.361000 Lon: -98.366778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 150.9 m, Call Sign: WQQT519
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2013, Expiration Date: 02/27/2023, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0ZHL, Licensee ID: L01329812
    Grant Date: 10/10/2007, Expiration Date: 12/16/2017
    Registrant: Greg A Farke, 39083 284th St, Armour, SD 57313-6500

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: MAEYAERT WALT KITFOX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 191WM , Serial Number: 846, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1992
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark E Wiechmann, 28870 394th Ave, Armour, SD 57313, Other Owners: Jeffery R Doom
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3013X , Serial Number: 15064413, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles G Greeneway, 39063 279th St, Armour, SD 57313, Other Owners: Pamela R Greeneway
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 80161 , Serial Number: 28-25259, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 01/29/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas J Redlin, Po Box 374, Armour, SD 57313

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Armour, SD
Most common first names in Armour, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2383.2 years
Mary1486.9 years
William1379.5 years
Henry1178.7 years
Joseph977.1 years
Walter974.1 years
Donald870.0 years
Leo881.5 years
Albert777.3 years
Charles783.6 years
Most common last names in Armour, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hawley1278.8 years
Meyer1081.7 years
Harrington874.1 years
Hrdlicka779.3 years
Schroeder785.1 years
Bringelson685.0 years
Werkmeister682.6 years
Loneman677.3 years
Palmer683.8 years
Farke683.5 years

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