Bonesteel, South Dakota

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in Bonesteel, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (23.9%)
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.3%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (14.0%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Bonesteel, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Construction laborers (7.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6.2%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction laborers (10.0%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (10.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (7.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (14.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Bonesteel, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bonesteel-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Bonesteel city center .

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.4 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bonesteel-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 58% 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 592.8 miles away from Bonesteel 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 82.0 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 21.5 miles away from Bonesteel 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 339.6 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 55.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 229.7 miles away from Bonesteel 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 Gregory County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bonesteel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bonesteel:

  • BUTTE HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC. (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BUTTE, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bonesteel:

  • University of South Dakota (about 105 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 107 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 115 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 115 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 139 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 139 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Central Community College (about 155 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)

Public high school in Bonesteel:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL - 01 (Location: 410 BIRDSELL ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bonesteel:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL - 02 (Location: 410 BIRDSELL ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL ELEMENTARY - 03 (Location: 410 BIRDSELL ST, Grades: PK-5)

Library in Bonesteel:

  • BONESTEEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: 502 CENTRAL AVE)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bonesteel: Bonesteel Volunteer Fire Department (A), Bonesteel Public Library (B), Bonesteel - Fairfax Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Hertz Motel (Po Box 406).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bonesteel and their reported violations in the past:

BONESTEEL (Population served: 275, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.2%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Bonesteel (2011 data):

  • First Fidelity Bank: Bonesteel Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1940/05/14. Info updated 2007/01/25: Bank assets: $310.7 mil, Deposits: $269.7 mil, headquarters in Burke, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Corporation
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bonesteel
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bonesteel, SD (based on Gregory County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,1074
Evangelical Protestant1,0256
Mainline Protestant89113
Other11
None1,247-
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: 6
Gregory County:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Gregory County:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Gregory County:

24.40 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gregory County:

10.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

37.2%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bonesteel:

38.5%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.9
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bonesteel:

42.8%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bonesteel:

14.3%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bonesteel:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

45.8%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

46.7%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bonesteel, 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
Other and Unallocable 1$2,606$31,2723$2,274
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$307
Financial Administration 0$0 1$948
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$2,606$31,27211$3,529

Bonesteel government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $53,000 ($192.73)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($123.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($123.64)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($112.73)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($80.00)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($40.00)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($10.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($3.64)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $72,000 ($261.82)

Bonesteel government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($72.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($3.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($207.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($47.27)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($10.91)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $59,000 ($214.55)
    Property: $51,000 ($185.45)
    Other License: $1,000 ($3.64)

Bonesteel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,000 ($385.45)

2.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($24,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bonesteel:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bonesteel:

  • KVCX (101.5 FM; GREGORY, SD; Owner: VCY/AMERICA, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • / 0.4mTotal length
  • 1,066Total average daily traffic
  • 309Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,364Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • State Hwy Shop (Lat: 43.074444 Lon: -98.948972), Call Sign: KCB96, Licensee ID: L00002012,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.895 MHz, Grant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2012, Registrant: Bit/State Radio Communications Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy 14 Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • 1.1 Mi N 1.5 Mi W Off Jct 18 & 1806 (Lat: 43.098611 Lon: -98.990361), Call Sign: KNFC742, Licensee ID: L00108242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz, Grant Date: 10/29/1997, Expiration Date: 12/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2003, Registrant: Wilbur Neilan, Rt Box 29, Bonesteel, SD 57317
  • Rea Office (Lat: 43.075000 Lon: -98.953139), Call Sign: WHI57, Licensee ID: L00081223,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.265 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2002, Expiration Date: 05/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2012, Registrant: Rosebud Electric Cooperative Inc, Box 439, Gregory, SD 57533
  • Bonesteel Tank- Central Ave & Mckinley St (Lat: 43.076889 Lon: -98.948972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WPIC721,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 08/13/2015, Expiration Date: 08/18/2025, Certifier: Neil Frank Jr, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • Lat: 43.053389 Lon: -98.972611, Call Sign: WQWW918,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.012 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/2015, Expiration Date: 12/14/2025, Certifier: John M Baldwin, Registrant: B & L Communications, Post Office Box 387, Platte, SD 57369, Phone: (605) 337-3377, Fax: (605) 337-3477, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: JAMES E SELLE CCK-1865 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CUBCRAFTER CC340 (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 1365J , Serial Number: CCK-1865-0073, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 03/06/2015
    Registrant (Individual): James E Selle, Po Box 108, Bonesteel, SD 57317
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540-AB1A5 (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6071N , Serial Number: 18281844, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/06/2006
    Registrant (Corporation): Jirosel Corp, Po Box 108, Bonesteel, SD 57317
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 61507 , Serial Number: 18504219, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 02/24/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 11/17/2018
    Registrant (LLC): James Selle Aviation LLC, Po Box 108, Bonesteel, SD 57317

Most common first names in Bonesteel, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William879.1 years
John783.0 years
Mary681.7 years
Henry581.0 years
Helen487.0 years
Frank478.0 years
Edward482.8 years
Elmer484.8 years
Raymond476.8 years
Rose478.3 years
Most common last names in Bonesteel, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmitz1481.7 years
Jons1073.9 years
Neilan1077.8 years
Hausmann980.3 years
Schochenmaie775.7 years
Perlenfein786.7 years
Haisch677.2 years
Spitzenberge586.8 years
Johnson583.0 years
Bailey484.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bonesteel, SD
  • 48.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 4.8%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bonesteel, SD
  • 67.3%Electricity
  • 27.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bonesteel 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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