Bancroft, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 19 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -48.6%
Males: (34.3%)
Females: 13  (65.7%)
Median resident age:  54.3 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57353

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,824 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Bancroft:

$35,824
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,597 (it was $14,753 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,493 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Bancroft:

$59,493
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $41,725; Detached houses: $40,311; Mobile homes: $44,554
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  • White alone - 18 (94.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (5.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bancroft: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (69.8%), English (9.3%), French (9.3%), Danish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1517 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (very low).

Bancroft, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Bancroft:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bancroft town:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 13.8%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $557 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $263 (0.5%)

Bancroft satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (83.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (222.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (539.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Iroquois, SD (3.1 miles ), Willow Lake, SD (3.3 miles ), De Smet, SD (3.5 miles ), Yale, SD (3.5 miles) , Erwin, SD (3.9 miles) , Bryant, SD (4.0 miles ), Cavour, SD (4.0 miles) , Vienna, SD (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 44.49 N, Longitude: 97.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+23.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Wholesale trade (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Bancroft, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bancroft-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Bancroft town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the town center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bancroft-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 68% 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 84.2 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 635.7 miles away from Bancroft center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 116.8 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 132.0 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 59.9 miles away from Bancroft center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 108.6 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 Kingsbury County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, 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).
Bancroft topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bancroft:

  • AVERA DESMET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; DE SMET, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY DE SMET (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DE SMET, SD)
  • BRYANT PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRYANT, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bancroft:

  • South Dakota State University (about 50 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Northern State University (about 76 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 80 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 99 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 110 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 125 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 136 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

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Kingsbury 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%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bancroft 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)

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 Bancroft town (based on Kingsbury County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 99.74%
Here: 99.7%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$43
Totals for Government 0$0 1$43

6.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.10% ($20,609 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.77% ($29,938)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
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  0.96% ($36,250 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.82% ($35,353)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bancroft:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KIJV (1340 AM; 1 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bancroft:

  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZKK (105.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • K261CH (100.1 FM; CARPENTER, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bancroft:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Kirt P Mayson, 5 Miles East And 0.5 Miles North Of (Lat: 44.492500 Lon: -97.645000), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 4064973845, Kirt.Mayson@northwestern.Com, 40 EAST BROADWAY STREET
  • 5 Miles East And 0.5 Miles North Of (Lat: 44.492500 Lon: -97.645000), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m
    Registrant: 6053528411, , 33 THIRD ST. S.E.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2 Mi W (Lat: 44.484972 Lon: -97.787028), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38 m, Call Sign: WPGI359
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/2004, Expiration Date: 01/18/2015
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S Pflumm Rd, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550
  • 20126 419th Ave (Lat: 44.474139 Lon: -97.832917), Call Sign: WQBI681
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2004, Expiration Date: 10/15/2014, Certifier: Stanley R Ensz
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairifeld Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 5 Mi E 0.5 Mi N (Lat: 44.492444 Lon: -97.645056), Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WNTR835
    Assigned Frequencies: 2188.00 MHz, 2142.80 MHz, 2189.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/1995, Expiration Date: 04/04/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (605) 352-8411
  • STATION, 5 Mi E 0.5 Mi N (Lat: 44.492444 Lon: -97.645056), Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WNTS233
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.556 MHz, 928.556 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2008, Expiration Date: 09/30/2018, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • 5 Mi E 0.5 Mi N Of (Lat: 44.492444 Lon: -97.644778), Overall height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WPJA681
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.818 MHz, 928.818 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/25/2010, Expiration Date: 10/11/2020, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • BANCROFT, 5 Miles East And 0.5 Miles North Of (Lat: 44.492500 Lon: -97.645000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WPTA307
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 958.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • Spirit Lake, 5 Miles East And 0.5 Miles North Of (Lat: 44.492500 Lon: -97.645000), Type: Nnltann, Structure height: 106.7 m, Call Sign: WQQP346
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/06/2013, Expiration Date: 02/06/2023, Certifier: Kirt P Mayson
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (407) 497-1000, Fax: (407) 497-3525, Email:

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