Ashton, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.8%
 
Males: 68  (54.7%)
Females: 57  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57424

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,795 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Ashton:

$46,795
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,142 (it was $12,283 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,385 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Ashton:

$32,385
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $33,415; Detached houses: $37,498; Mobile homes: $17,455
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  • White alone - 116 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (4.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashton: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.2%), United States (12.7%), Dutch (8.2%), English (7.6%), Norwegian (7.6%), Danish (7.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/31/1883

Elevation: 1291 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 282 people per square mile   (very low).

Ashton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Ashton:

  • High school or higher: 99.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashton city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 68.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $563 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $540 (1.8%)

Ashton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (133.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (255.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (585.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Redfield, SD (2.9 miles ), Mellette, SD (3.3 miles ), Northville, SD (3.4 miles) , Frankfort, SD (3.5 miles) , Brentford, SD (3.8 miles) , Chelsea, SD (4.1 miles) , Rockham, SD (4.1 miles) , Mansfield, SD (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 44.99 N, Longitude: 98.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Ashton household income distribution Ashton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (22%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (17%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Average climate in Ashton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ashton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Ashton city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F3 tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashton-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 597.0 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 70.2 miles away from Ashton center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from the city 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 155.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 117.1 miles away from Ashton 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 83.0 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 Spink County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ashton:

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSP (Hospital, about 9 miles away; REDFIELD, SD)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; REDFIELD, SD)
  • EASTERN STAR HOME OF SD, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; REDFIELD, SD)
  • SD DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; REDFIELD, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashton:

  • Northern State University (about 32 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 97 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 128 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 131 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 140 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 145 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 147 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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

Spink 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 city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.9%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ashton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Other fuel (10%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashton city (based on Spink County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.21%
Here: 79.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents38.7%15.7%11.8%10.9%10.2%
Congregations19.4%22.6%9.7%9.7%6.5%
NameHutterian BrethrenMennonite Church USA The Wesleyan ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents5.1%2.7%2.2%1.0%1.8%
Congregations9.7%3.2%3.2%3.2%12.9%
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: 2
Spink County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Spink County:

5.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Spink County:

28.3%
South Dakota:

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

20.5%
State:

14.9%
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 0$0 1$482
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$175
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$20
Totals for Government 0$0 5$677

Ashton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $19,000 ($152.00)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($72.00)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($64.00)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($48.00)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($16.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($16.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($48.00)

Ashton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($96.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($40.00)
    Highways: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($16.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($16.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($16.00)
    General Support: $1,000 ($8.00)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($152.00)

Ashton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $42,000 ($336.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $39,000 ($312.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($24.00)

Ashton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $53,000 ($424.00)

6.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brown County, SD  1.14% ($29,821 average AGI)
from Codington County, SD  0.41% ($27,700)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.41% ($26,500)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, SD  1.16% ($51,393 average AGI)
to Beadle County, SD  0.50% ($51,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashton:

  • KQKD (1380 AM; 1 kW; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KGIM (1420 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashton:

  • KGIM-FM (103.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNBZ (97.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Ashton:

  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)

Ashton fatal accident list:

Mar 10, 2009 09:40 AM, Main St, Lat: 44.99487, Lon: -98.49569, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
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