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Population in 2012: 108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.0%
Males: 54  (50.0%)
Females: 54  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57214

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,797 (it was $30,278 in 2000)
Badger:

$50,797
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,767

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,908 (it was $28,400 in 2000)
Badger:

$65,908
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,894; Detached houses: $68,920; Mobile homes: $90,773

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Badger: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Badger, South Dakota on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Badger is mentioned 14 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: Danish (31.0%), German (23.0%), Norwegian (15.9%), Irish (13.3%), Dutch (5.3%), Swedish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1710 feet

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 101 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Badger:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Badger town:

  • Never married: 8.3%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $471 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $377 (0.6%)

Badger satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (69.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (196.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (513.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Norden, SD (2.6 miles ), Hetland, SD (2.8 miles) , Lake Poinsett, SD (2.8 miles ), Arlington, SD (3.0 miles ), Erwin, SD (3.4 miles) , Lake Preston, SD (3.4 miles ), Hayti, SD (3.4 miles ), Bryant, SD (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.49 N, Longitude: 97.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Badger household income distribution Badger home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+26.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (40%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (7%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (15%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Badger-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Badger town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Badger-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 95% 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 99.7 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 93.5 miles away from Badger 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 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 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) earthquake occurred 79.2 miles away from Badger center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kingsbury County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Badger:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - LAKE NORDEN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE NORDEN, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ARLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ARLINGTON, SD)
  • KINGSBURY MEMORIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAKE PRESTON, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Badger, SD

Airports located in Badger:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Badger:

  • South Dakota State University (about 24 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 72 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Ridgewater College (about 115 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • University of South Dakota (about 119 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 136 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 146 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Wayne State College (about 156 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)

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

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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.61
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.6%

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  56.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Badger 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Badger travel time to work - commute


Badger mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Badger town (based on Kingsbury County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 99.74%
Here99.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristHutterian Brethren
Adherents50.9%19.8%9.2%5.4%3.4%
Congregations25.8%12.9%16.1%9.7%6.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsChristian and Missionary AllianceNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents2.9%2.3%2.1%1.2%2.8%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%3.2%16.1%
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: 4
Kingsbury County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kingsbury County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Kingsbury County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kingsbury County:

26.0%
South Dakota:

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$40
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$325
Water Supply 0$0 1$140
Totals for Government 0$0 6$505

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $77,000 ($712.96)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($74.07)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($55.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($55.56)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($37.04)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($18.52)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($18.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $51,000 ($472.22)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($83.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($37.04)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $77,000 ($712.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($9.26)
  • Tax - Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($9.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $136,000 ($1259.26)

5.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.27% ($30,296 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.08% ($24,783)


6.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.54% ($32,545 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.65% ($36,571)
to Beadle County, SD  0.51% ($23,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Badger:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KJJQ (910 AM; 1 kW; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Badger:

  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKQQ (102.3 FM; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Badger:

  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K38CQ (Channel 38; HURON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • ARTHUR B GOODKIND, 1.4 Mi W (Lat: 44.487500 Lon: -97.239167), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 105.2 m
    Registrant: 2024571836, Lhartman@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W.
  • CHARLES R NAFTALIN, 1.4 Mi W (Lat: 44.487500 Lon: -97.239167), Type: 106.7, Structure height: 46077 m, Overall height: 105.2 m
    Registrant: 2024577040, Charles.Naftalin@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET, N.W. Suite- 1100
  • 1 Mi W & 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 44.478611 Lon: -97.228056), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 105.1 m
    Registrant: 6053615555, , 3600 S WESTPORT AVE
  • 1.4 Mi W (Lat: 44.487500 Lon: -97.239167), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 105.2 m
    Registrant: 6053615555, , 3600 S WESTPORT AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2mi W And I 1/8 Mi N Of (Lat: 44.503306 Lon: -97.250361), Type: Silo, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPRY276
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2001, Expiration Date: 03/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011, Certifier: Erdeman Steffensen
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3 Rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0CIA, Licensee ID: L00708845
    Grant Date: 09/25/2007, Expiration Date: 11/26/2017, Certifier: Donald S Schumacher
    Registrant: Donald S Schumacher, Badger, SD 57214


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