Bradley, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.6%
Males: 37  (53.1%)
Females: 34  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57217

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,886 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Bradley:

$44,886
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,048 (it was $11,300 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $60,249 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Bradley:

$60,249
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $52,904; Detached houses: $52,474
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bradley: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (64.3%), Norwegian (14.3%), American (11.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/04/1902

Elevation: 1795 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 292 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bradley:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bradley town:

  • Never married: 12.7%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 10.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $634 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $521 (1.0%)

Bradley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (116.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (214.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (547.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lily, SD (2.6 miles) , Crocker, SD (2.7 miles) , Wallace, SD (2.8 miles) , Garden City, SD (3.1 miles) , Butler, SD (3.5 miles) , Clark, SD (3.9 miles ), Florence, SD (4.0 miles ), Henry, SD (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 45.09 N, Longitude: 97.64 W

Area code: 605

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

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Average climate in Bradley, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bradley-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Bradley town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 tornado 26.5 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bradley-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 105.9 miles away from Bradley center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 638.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.0 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 172.3 miles away from Bradley 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 98.5 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 Clark County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jack Towers - Jazz audio engineer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bradley:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - CLARK (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLARK, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bradley:

  • Northern State University (about 49 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 68 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 97 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 103 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 104 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 112 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 114 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

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

Clark 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: 3.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Bradley (2011 data):

  • Dacotah Bank: Bradley Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1936/01/01. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bradley town (based on Clark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,94514
Catholic4391
Evangelical Protestant2769
None1,031-
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: 2
Clark County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Clark County:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.8%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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 1$402$4,8241$28
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$64
Police Protection - Officers 1$531$6,3720$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$77
Streets and Highways 1$583$6,9960$0
Solid Waste Management 1$193$2,3160$0
Sewerage 1$344$4,1280$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$13
Water Supply 0$0 1$38
Transit 0$0 1$141
Local Libraries 0$0 1$110
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$29
Totals for Government 5$2,053$4,9278$500

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Codington County, SD  1.09% ($23,214 average AGI)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
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 Codington County, SD  2.21% ($56,448 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bradley:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bradley:

  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Bradley:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bradley)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Blk E Of Main St (Lat: 45.089694 Lon: -97.643972), Call Sign: KNAN292, Licensee ID: L00068013
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.125 MHzGrant Date: 01/13/2001, Expiration Date: 01/28/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2011Registrant: Burton Raymer, Rr 1 Box 1a, Bradley, SD 57217, Phone: (605) 784-3639

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7JWB, Licensee ID: L00997377, Grant Date: 01/13/2015, Expiration Date: 03/29/2025, Certifier: Doyle D Peterson, Registrant: Doyle D Peterson, 43338 162nd St, Bradley, SD 57217

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (8%)

Bradley 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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