Bonesteel, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 271 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 123  (45.5%)
Females: 148  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  53.9 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57317.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,711 (it was $26,389 in 2000)
Bonesteel:

$35,711
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,644 (it was $13,621 in 2000)

Bonesteel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $41,499 (it was $23,300 in 2000)
Bonesteel:

$41,499
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $51,064; Detached houses: $52,689; Mobile homes: $19,714

Median gross rent in 2013: $592.

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  • Races in Bonesteel, SD (2010)

    Bonesteel races chart
    • 20273.5%White alone
    • 5921.5%American Indian alone
    • 114.0%Hispanic
    • 31.1%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bonesteel: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.9%), Irish (9.9%), Norwegian (9.3%), Czech (4.2%), Russian (3.8%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1963 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 788 people per square mile   (low).

Bonesteel, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Bonesteel:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bonesteel city:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 3.3%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bonesteel, South Dakota as of May 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bonesteel to the number of sex offenders is 274 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $721 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $769 (1.8%)

Bonesteel satellite photo by USGS

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 index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.5) 0.00.00.00.0

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (32%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

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

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 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 82.0 miles away from Bonesteel 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 the city 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 Bonesteel center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 229.7 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 Gregory County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, 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)

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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 2013: 6.5%
(3.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.7% for American Indian 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
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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
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%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$948
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$307
Other and Unallocable 1$2,606$31,2723$2,274
Totals for Government 1$2,606$31,27211$3,529

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $98,000 ($361.62)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($217.71)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($195.57)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($147.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($147.60)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($55.35)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($44.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $53,000 ($195.57)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($18.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($36.90)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.38)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $124,000 ($457.56)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($247.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,000 ($33.21)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($177.12)
    Total General Sales: $28,000 ($103.32)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($14.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $119,000 ($439.11)

3.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 935Total average daily traffic
  • 224Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,197Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • State Hwy Shop (Lat: 43.074444 Lon: -98.948972), Call Sign: KCB96, Licensee ID: L00002012
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.895 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2012Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/29/1997, Expiration Date: 12/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2003Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/18/2002, Expiration Date: 05/18/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2012Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/13/2015, Expiration Date: 08/18/2025, Certifier: Neil Frank JrRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/14/2015, Expiration Date: 12/14/2025, Certifier: John M BaldwinRegistrant: B & L Communications, Post Office Box 387, Platte, SD 57369, Phone: (605) 337-3377, Fax: (605) 337-3477, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Corporation): Jirosel Corp, Po Box 108, Bonesteel, SD 57317

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
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)

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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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