Blackhawk, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 2,892. Population change since 2000: +18.9%
Males: 1,366  (47.3%)
Females: 1,526  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57702, 57718.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,817 (it was $44,414 in 2000)
Blackhawk:

$55,817
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,271 (it was $17,364 in 2000)

Blackhawk CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $144,776 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Blackhawk:

$144,776
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $139,541; Detached houses: $161,235; Mobile homes: $31,782

Median gross rent in 2013: $784.

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  • Races in Blackhawk, SD (2010)

    Blackhawk races chart
    • 2,62690.8%White alone
    • 873.0%Two or more races
    • 842.9%American Indian alone
    • 652.2%Hispanic
    • 150.5%Black alone
    • 130.4%Asian alone
    • 20.07%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blackhawk: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.4%), Irish (11.3%), Norwegian (7.8%), English (5.9%), United States (5.1%), Dutch (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3493 feet

Land area: 2.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,332 people per square mile   (low).

Blackhawk, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Blackhawk:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackhawk CDP:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.4%
South Dakota:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,174 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $909 (1.5%)

Blackhawk satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (6.7 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (308.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (805.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Summerset, SD (1.9 miles ), Rapid City, SD (2.6 miles ), Piedmont, SD (2.6 miles ), Johnson Siding, SD (2.8 miles ), Ashland Heights, SD (3.0 miles ), Colonial Pine Hills, SD (3.2 miles ), Rapid Valley, SD (3.2 miles ), Box Elder, SD (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 44.15 N, Longitude: 103.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

3.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Blackhawk, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blackhawk-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Blackhawk place center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1965, a category F3 tornado 25.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackhawk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 17% 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 364.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 166.3 miles away from Blackhawk center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 520.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 129.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 131.7 miles away from Blackhawk center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 368.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meade County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackhawk topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Blackhawk:

  • FOUNTAIN SPRINGS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BLACK HILLS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL AT RAPID CITY - SIOUX SAN Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • STATE HOME CARE SERVICES-SUBUNIT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PRAIRIE HILLS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MEADOWBROOK (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BELLA VISTA (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackhawk:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 8 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 37 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 94 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Casper College (about 177 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 185 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of Mary (about 218 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 221 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

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

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

Meade County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 114. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

114
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.41
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.245
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.87. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.87
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.3%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Blackhawk compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (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 Blackhawk CDP (based on Meade County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31410
Catholic1,9887
Evangelical Protestant1,92520
Other2603
None18,947-
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: 5
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Meade County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

25.6%
South Dakota:

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

11.2%
State:

14.9%

19.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.29%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.41%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pennington County, SD  8.62% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.61% ($37,250)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($35,750)


12.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,465 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.52%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pennington County, SD  4.79% ($30,702 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.75% ($21,714)
to Butte County, SD  0.32% ($27,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackhawk:

  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackhawk:

  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K212BE (90.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • K215DV (90.9 FM; BOX ELDER, SD; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K289AI (105.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackhawk:

  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K15AC (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT TV OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 33m108ftTotal length
  • $824,000Total costs
  • 34,004Total average daily traffic
  • 3,073Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BLACKHAWK, Lat: 44.158806 Lon: -103.327000, Call Sign: WPXW240, Licensee ID: L00693153
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2003, Expiration Date: 06/19/2013, Certifier: Robert W Powles
    Registrant: Wonderland Homes Water & Service

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0VBM, Licensee ID: L01057327
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 08/30/2015, Certifier: Keith A Swett
    Registrant: Keith A Swett, 6404 Mountain Meadow Road, Blackhawk, SD 57718

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