Blunt, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 366 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 186  (50.9%)
Females: 180  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57522.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,679 (it was $28,571 in 2000)
Blunt:

$49,679
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,248 (it was $14,155 in 2000)

Blunt city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,182 (it was $37,200 in 2000)
Blunt:

$88,182
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $97,944; Detached houses: $95,477; Mobile homes: $108,314

Median gross rent in 2016: $710.

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  • Races in Blunt, SD (2010)

    Blunt races chart
    • 30887.0%White alone
    • 174.8%American Indian alone
    • 144.0%Hispanic
    • 92.5%Black alone
    • 51.4%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blunt: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.5%), American (4.7%), Irish (3.6%), Norwegian (3.6%), English (3.1%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1619 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 745 people per square mile   (low).

Blunt, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Blunt:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blunt city:

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

8 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.5% North America).

This city:

2.1%
South Dakota:

3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $939 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $947 (1.4%)

Blunt satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (163.3 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (302.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (647.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Harrold, SD (3.5 miles ), Onida, SD (3.7 miles ), Pierre, SD (4.5 miles ), Fort Pierre, SD (4.7 miles ), Agar, SD (4.8 miles) , Cow Creek, SD (4.9 miles) , Highmore, SD (5.2 miles ), Gettysburg, SD (5.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.52 N, Longitude: 99.99 W

Area code: 605

Blunt household income distribution Blunt home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Blunt, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Blunt-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/23/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Blunt city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/9/1971, a category F3 tornado 35.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Blunt-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 54% 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 525.5 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 35.5 miles away from Blunt center
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 316.2 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 132.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 294.1 miles away from Blunt center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 208.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blunt topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blunt:

  • Northern State University (about 99 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 158 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • South Dakota State University (about 159 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 163 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Bismarck State College (about 165 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 173 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Chadron State College (about 192 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public elementary/middle school in Blunt:

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Notable locations in Blunt: Blunt Volunteer Fire Department (A), Blunt City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hughes 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 2016: 17.4%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Blunt (2011 data):

  • Dakota State Bank: at 211 N Main Street, branch established on 1907/12/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.6 mil, Deposits: $27.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Blunt Bank Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Blunt city (based on Hughes County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,28011
Evangelical Protestant4,54519
Catholic2,8223
Other4103
None3,965-
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: 4
Hughes County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hughes County:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hughes County:

28.3%
South Dakota:

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

19.0%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Blunt:

43.7%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Blunt:

37.0%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Blunt:

26.3%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Blunt:

9.7%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Blunt:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.2%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Blunt:

48.6%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Blunt:

73.2%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blunt, SD Residents
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$1,088
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$980
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$418
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,016
Water Supply 0$0 1$160
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$73
Totals for Government 0$0 12$3,735

8.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
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 Stanley County, SD  0.95% ($39,544 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.65% ($25,745)
from Pennington County, SD  0.63% ($31,711)


8.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
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 Stanley County, SD  0.98% ($46,357 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.76% ($24,148)
to Pennington County, SD  0.62% ($33,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blunt:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KCCR (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blunt:

  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KLXS-FM (95.3 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPLO-FM (94.5 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K241AF (96.1 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: S.D. BR OF DIR FOR EDUCTNL TELECOMMS)

TV broadcast stations around Blunt:

  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K14IO (Channel 14; PIERRE, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $150,000Total costs
  • 2,445Total average daily traffic
  • 436Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,236Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Blunt)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 6 Blks N Of Oahe Electric Office (Lat: 44.518583 Lon: -99.983722), Call Sign: KHI78
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.785 MHz, 153.845 MHzGrant Date: 09/15/1997, Expiration Date: 11/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2003Registrant: County Of Hughes, 3200 E Hwy 34, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-8645
  • 4 Mi W 2 Mi S (Lat: 44.486917 Lon: -100.088194), Call Sign: WNFR629, Licensee ID: L00008030
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHzGrant Date: 12/14/2000, Expiration Date: 02/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2002Registrant: East River Electric Power Cooperative Inc, Drawer E, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (602) 256-4536
  • Lat: 44.532472 Lon: -100.109583, Call Sign: WPUQ549
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2002, Expiration Date: 04/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2012, Certifier: Kurt SpaidRegistrant: Communications Center, Inc., Pierre, SD 57501-1034, Phone: (605) 224-1676, Fax: (605) 224-1677, Email:
  • Lat: 44.511083 Lon: -99.984833, Call Sign: WQCM353
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.000 MHzGrant Date: 01/07/2015, Expiration Date: 04/06/2025, Certifier: Milton HandcockRegistrant: Communications Center, Inc., Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-1676, Fax: (605) 224-1677, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BLUNT, 199th Street & 306th Avenue (Lat: 44.497611 Lon: -100.046556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 149.7 m, Call Sign: WQCK340
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6825.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/03/2015, Expiration Date: 03/23/2025, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • BLUNT, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 24, Township 112 N, Range 77 W (Lat: 44.497611 Lon: -100.046556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 150 m, Call Sign: WQHT352
    Assigned Frequencies: 6718.12 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/2007, Expiration Date: 10/30/2017, Certifier: Mark WeismantelRegistrant: East River Electric Power Coop, 211 Harth Ave. South, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (605) 256-4536, Fax: (605) 256-8058, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22257 , Serial Number: 1205
    Registrant (Individual): Carl Colson, Po Box 294, Blunt, SD 57522
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5340R , Serial Number: 17252868, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Carl L Colson, Po Box 294, Blunt, SD 57522
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86621 , Serial Number: 645-74, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/20/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Carl Colson, Po Box 294, Blunt, SD 57522

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Blunt, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harry576.0 years
George486.5 years
Charles455.5 years
John487.3 years
Howard378.0 years
Frank384.7 years
Henry381.3 years
Alice381.3 years
Hazel380.7 years
Kathryn387.0 years
Most common last names in Blunt, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kjer585.0 years
Crain482.5 years
Bourk476.8 years
Mercer478.3 years
Pigney485.2 years
Dromey382.6 years
Albright375.7 years
Howard384.3 years
Beals378.4 years
Harsin380.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Blunt compared to South Dakota state average:

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