Bruce, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.6%
Males: 88  (43.0%)
Females: 117  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57220.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,854 (it was $37,188 in 2000)
Bruce:

$52,854
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,158 (it was $16,282 in 2000)

Bruce city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,362 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Bruce:

$83,362
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $83,435; Detached houses: $89,045; Mobile homes: $59,178

Median gross rent in 2016: $103.

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  • Races in Bruce, SD (2010)

    Bruce races chart
    • 19495.1%White alone
    • 42.0%Two or more races
    • 31.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bruce: 73.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (35.5%), German (27.4%), Dutch (8.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), American (1.6%), Danish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 8/12/1861

Elevation: 1620 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 574 people per square mile   (low).

Bruce, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Bruce:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bruce city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
South Dakota:

3.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Bruce, South Dakota as of January 23, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Bruce to the number of sex offenders is 32 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,049 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,136 (2.5%)

Bruce satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (62.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (181.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (498.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Volga, SD (2.9 miles ), Estelline, SD (3.1 miles ), Brookings, SD (3.2 miles ), White, SD (3.5 miles ), Arlington, SD (3.6 miles ), Lake Poinsett, SD (3.8 miles ), Bushnell, SD (3.8 miles) , Aurora, SD (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $49,400
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $60,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $284,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.44 N, Longitude: 96.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+9.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Bruce, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bruce-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 37% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Bruce city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 29.7 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bruce-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% 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 94.7 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 125.5 miles away from Bruce center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 678.2 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 90.4 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 153.0 miles away from Bruce 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 90.2 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 Brookings 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: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bruce topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bruce:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS - BROOKINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • WHITE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WHITE, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ARLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ARLINGTON, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bruce:

  • South Dakota State University (about 10 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 56 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 61 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 71 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 102 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Northern State University (about 105 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of South Dakota (about 115 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

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

Cemetery: Bruce Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Brookings County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.30
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.8%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Bruce (2011 data):

  • Richland State Bank: at 602 First Street, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $36.5 mil, Deposits: $27.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices

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

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bruce city (based on Brookings County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,44418
Catholic4,8445
Evangelical Protestant4,01829
Other6334
None15,026-
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
Brookings County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Brookings County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Brookings County:

27.9%
South Dakota:

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

10.4%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.9%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.4%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Bruce:

28.6
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bruce:

20.5%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bruce:

8.2%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.7%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bruce:

53.8%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.6%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bruce, 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$1,190
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$394
Streets and Highways 1$2,130$25,5602$379
Totals for Government 1$2,130$25,56010$1,963

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($24.39)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $27,000 ($131.71)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($82.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($58.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($53.66)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($53.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($185.37)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($107.32)
    All Other: $12,000 ($58.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($53.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($19.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($19.51)
  • Tax - Property: $56,000 ($273.17)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $100,000 ($487.80)

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.06% ($28,939 average AGI)
from Moody County, SD  0.25% ($38,074)
from Codington County, SD  0.24% ($23,769)


9.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.60%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.62% ($28,124 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.46% ($67,800)
to Pennington County, SD  0.35% ($27,921)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bruce:

  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJJQ (910 AM; 1 kW; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bruce:

  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K285EX (105.5 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KKQQ (102.3 FM; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KSDJ (90.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Bruce:

  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K38CQ (Channel 38; HURON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K50DG (Channel 50; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bruce)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3 Mi W 2.5 Mi N (Lat: 44.481083 Lon: -96.943944), Call Sign: KNAL497, Licensee ID: L00093650
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.400 MHzGrant Date: 01/05/2001, Expiration Date: 12/24/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2011Registrant: Frank Eugene Goodfellow, Rr 2 Box 30, Bruce, SD 57220, Phone: (605) 627-5555
  • Railroad St (Lat: 44.566917 Lon: -96.945333), Call Sign: KNAW872
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2001, Expiration Date: 04/25/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2011Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA0AYV, Licensee ID: L00890955, Grant Date: 05/28/2014, Expiration Date: 07/27/2024, Registrant: Roger M Bommersbach, 20334 460th Avenue, Bruce, SD 57220
  • Call Sign: KB0CEO, Licensee ID: L01340275, Grant Date: 12/27/2007, Expiration Date: 02/25/2018, Registrant: Jonathon M Moir, Bruce, SD 57220
  • Call Sign: KC0FLK, Licensee ID: L01482009, Grant Date: 04/10/2009, Expiration Date: 04/10/2019, Registrant: Harlan G Feldhus Mr, 406 1st St Bx394, Bruce, SD 57220

Most common first names in Bruce, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John874.7 years
Evelyn586.0 years
Albert471.8 years
Harold472.0 years
Leonard480.3 years
Frank383.3 years
David372.7 years
Clarence379.3 years
George368.7 years
Alice382.3 years
Most common last names in Bruce, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Goodfellow767.9 years
Krogh770.6 years
Perry783.3 years
Peterson679.2 years
Rust681.3 years
Langland671.5 years
Nelson580.8 years
Jacobson575.6 years
Rasmussen579.4 years
Anderson470.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Bruce compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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