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Population in 2012: 274 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 

Males: 124  (45.3%)
Females: 150  (54.7%)

Median resident age:  49.8 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57317.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,354 (it was $26,389 in 2000)
Bonesteel:

$37,354
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,067

Bonesteel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,420 (it was $23,300 in 2000)
Bonesteel:

$36,420
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,195; Detached houses: $45,346; Mobile homes: $26,240

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 202 (73.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 59 (21.5%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bonesteel: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.0%), Irish (11.6%), Norwegian (6.8%), Czech (4.2%), United States (3.2%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1963 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 796 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bonesteel:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bonesteel city:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $647 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (115.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (195.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (580.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fairfax, SD (2.1 miles) , St. Charles, SD (2.8 miles) , Anoka, NE (3.3 miles) , Naper, NE (3.3 miles) , Butte, NE (3.5 miles ), Herrick, SD (3.5 miles) , Geddes, SD (4.2 miles ), Spencer, NE (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.08 N, Longitude: 98.95 W

Area code: 605

Bonesteel household income distribution Bonesteel home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Bonesteel by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Thefts 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.5) 0.00.00.00.0

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Bonesteel, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Bonesteel-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 62% 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 above South Dakota state average. It is 90% 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 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 10/25/1990 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 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.3 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 82.0 miles away from Bonesteel center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.1 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 Gregory County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Bonesteel:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Bonesteel, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bonesteel:

  • University of South Dakota (about 105 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 5,598)
  • Northeast Community College (about 107 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 114 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • South Dakota State University (about 138 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 139 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Central Community College (about 155 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 165 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)

Public high school in Bonesteel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bonesteel:

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Library in Bonesteel:

  • BONESTEEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: 502 CENTRAL AVE)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bonesteel, SD


11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Bonesteel compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bonesteel travel time to work - commute


Bonesteel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bonesteel city (based on Gregory County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.54%
Here71.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents36.0%16.4%13.8%10.1%9.5%
Congregations16.0%12.0%16.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%3.1%2.6%2.3%1.6%
Congregations8.0%4.0%12.0%4.0%8.0%
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: 6
Gregory County:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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
Here:

24.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gregory County:

29.2%
South Dakota:

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

17.1%
State:

14.9%

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$1,114
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,630
Streets and Highways 1$2,296$27,5520$0
Totals for Government 1$2,296$27,5522$2,744

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $98,000 ($357.66)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($215.33)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($193.43)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($145.99)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($145.99)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($54.74)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($43.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $53,000 ($193.43)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($18.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($36.50)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.30)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $124,000 ($452.55)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($244.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($32.85)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($175.18)
    Total General Sales: $28,000 ($102.19)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($14.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $119,000 ($434.31)

4.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.15%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.15% ($25,579 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  0.67% ($33,545)

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)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 08/10/2005, Expiration Date: 08/18/2015, Certifier: Neil Frank Jr
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S Pflumm Rd, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Jirosel Corp, 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

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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