Astoria, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 138 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.0%
 
Males: 64  (46.4%)
Females: 74  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57213

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,895 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Astoria:

$42,895
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,489 (it was $14,642 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,732 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Astoria:

$42,732
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $62,935; Detached houses: $63,624; Mobile homes: $55,632

Median gross rent in 2012: $513.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Astoria: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (35.6%), German (28.5%), Danish (6.8%), Polish (4.7%), United States (4.7%), Irish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/17/1917

Elevation: 1820 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 876 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Astoria:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Astoria town:

  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.0%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $942 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $559 (1.8%)

Astoria satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (71.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (163.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Toronto, SD (2.2 miles ), Hendricks, MN (2.6 miles ), Brandt, SD (2.9 miles) , White, SD (3.1 miles ), Clear Lake, SD (3.9 miles ), Ivanhoe, MN (4.0 miles ), Bushnell, SD (4.1 miles) , Gary, SD (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $40,000

Latitude: 44.56 N, Longitude: 96.55 W

Area code: 605

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

3.9%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-3.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (21%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Average climate in Astoria, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Astoria-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the Astoria town center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 tornado 17.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Astoria-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from Astoria center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 694.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from Astoria 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 109.2 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 Deuel County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Astoria topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Astoria:

  • HENDRICKS COMM C NC UNIT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HENDRICKS, MN)
  • HENDRICKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HENDRICKS, MN)
  • WHITE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WHITE, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY DEUEL COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, SD)
  • DEUEL COUNTY MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CLEAR LAKE, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Astoria:

  • South Dakota State University (about 21 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 40 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 52 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 70 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Ridgewater College (about 83 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 108 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Northern State University (about 114 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public elementary/middle school in Astoria:

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

Church in Astoria: Bethel Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.62
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.5%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Astoria 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Astoria town (based on Deuel County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 88.66%
Here: 88.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents44.6%17.6%16.1%10.1%11.7%
Congregations35.0%15.0%10.0%10.0%30.0%
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
Deuel County:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Deuel County:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

18.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Deuel County:

26.9%
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 0$0 1$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$20
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$300
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,120

6.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,991 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
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 Codington County, SD  1.12% ($28,350 average AGI)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.56% ($37,100)


7.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.21% ($32,864 average AGI)
to Codington County, SD  1.16% ($25,619)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.83% ($37,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Astoria:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Astoria:

  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Astoria:

  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Astoria fatal accident list:

Aug 9, 1998 07:55 AM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA0ESJ, Licensee ID: L00832156
    Grant Date: 03/17/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Certifier: Adolph H Andersen
    Registrant: Adolph H Andersen, 48249 195 St, Astoria, SD 57213

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