Burke, South Dakota

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.4%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.7% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for two or more races residents)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
South Dakota average:

2.00
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Most common industries in Burke, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.9%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.6%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Burke, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Religious workers (4.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Religious workers (6.5%)
  • Top executives (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (7.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
  • Child care workers (7.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)

Average climate in Burke, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Burke-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Burke city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Burke-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 56% 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 574.1 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 71.6 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 35.0 miles away from Burke 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 323.2 miles away from Burke 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 59.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 235.2 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 (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).
Burke topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Burke:

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 809 JACKSON PO BOX 319)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Burke:

  • AVERA ROSEBUD COUNTRY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREGORY, SD)
  • AVERA GREGORY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; GREGORY, SD)

Heliports located in Burke:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burke:

  • University of South Dakota (about 123 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 125 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 130 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Wayne State College (about 133 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • South Dakota State University (about 148 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 157 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Northern State University (about 162 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high school in Burke:

Public elementary/middle schools in Burke:

  • BURKE ELEMENTARY - 02 (Students: 85, Location: 900 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • BURKE JR. HIGH - 04 (Location: 900 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Burke

Library in Burke:

  • BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,599; Location: 704 MAIN; 10,000 books; 85 audio materials; 171 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 7 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Burke: Burke Volunteer Fire Department (A), Burke Public Library (B), Gregory County Courthouse (C), Burke Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Motel Hillcrest (Po Box 89).

Birthplace of: Larry D. Shippy - Politician, Alan Hoerth - Politician, Julie Bartling - Politician.

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 Burke that have no violations reported:

  • BURKE (Population served: 604, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.7%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Burke in 2000:

  • 9 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Burke (2011 data):

  • First Fidelity Bank: at Main Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2007/01/25: Bank assets: $310.7 mil, Deposits: $269.7 mil, local headquarters, 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:

8.9
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Burke
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Religion statistics for Burke, 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
This 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
This county:

24.40 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gregory County:

29.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.1%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.5%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Burke:

46.2%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Burke:

29.0
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.4%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

5.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Burke:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Burke:

33.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Burke:

72.6%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Burke, 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
Streets and Highways 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Financial Administration 1$2,446$29,3521$1,404
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,648$31,7760$0
Electric Power 1$2,612$31,3441$60
Water Supply 1$2,466$29,5920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$410
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$12,172$29,2133$1,874

Burke government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $699,000 ($1188.78)
    Electric Utilities: $488,000 ($829.93)
    Water Utilities: $144,000 ($244.90)
    Police Protection: $82,000 ($139.46)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($137.76)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($73.13)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($28.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($25.51)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($22.11)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($20.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($13.61)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($13.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $205,000 ($348.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Burke government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $107,000 ($181.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $52,000 ($88.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $51,000 ($86.73)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($5.10)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.40)
    Rents: $2,000 ($3.40)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $665,000 ($1130.95)
    Water Utilities: $161,000 ($273.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $200,000 ($340.14)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($49.32)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $275,000 ($467.69)
    Property: $138,000 ($234.69)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($11.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000 ($6.80)

Burke government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,000 ($340.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,000 ($340.14)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($17.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($17.01)

Burke government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $190,000 ($323.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,254,000 ($2132.65)

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.

Businesses in Burke, SD

  • RadioShack: 1
  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Burke:

  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burke:

  • KVCX (101.5 FM; GREGORY, SD; Owner: VCY/AMERICA, INC)
  • KWYR-FM (93.7 FM; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.0mTotal length
  • 26Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Burke)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • County Courthouse 221 E 8th St (Lat: 43.178333 Lon: -99.290389), Call Sign: KAG497, Licensee ID: L00085331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.980 MHz, 154.980 MHz, Grant Date: 05/14/1996, Expiration Date: 07/28/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/30/2001, Registrant: County Of Gregory, Courthouse, Burke, SD 57523, Phone: (605) 775-2721
  • County Courthouse (Lat: 43.178333 Lon: -99.290389), Call Sign: KIL284,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.325 MHz, 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • 8th And Jackson St (Lat: 43.184722 Lon: -99.293722), Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WPBP975, Licensee ID: L00608965,
    Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2013, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023, Registrant: Community Memorial Hospital Inc, Box 319 8th And Jackson St, Burke, SD 57523, Phone: (605) 775-2621
  • BURKE TOWER, 0.2 Mi South Of 291st St. On 343rd St. (Lat: 43.180639 Lon: -99.317389), Type: Upole, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQJX368,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2019, Expiration Date: 02/02/2029, Certifier: Russ Phillips, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • Lat: 43.182278 Lon: -99.293944, Call Sign: WRCN782,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2018, Expiration Date: 11/21/2028, Certifier: Andrew Hamilton, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Well St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2327, Fax: (262) 248-0061, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23323 , Serial Number: 15068874, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 09/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Justin C Hatheway, 28977 346th Ave, Burke, SD 57523
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6332H , Serial Number: 19510, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Richard W Dobesh, Po Box 328, Burke, SD 57523
  • Aircraft: EAGLE AIRCRAFT CO EAGLE DW-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8812B , Serial Number: DW-1-0073-82, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): Mtp Enterprises Inc, Po Box 370, Burke, SD 57523
  • Aircraft: WHITING S E/WHITING Q J PELICAN P L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9147S , Serial Number: SW112043, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/05/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 07/01/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Mtp Enterprises Inc, Po Box 370, Burke, SD 57523

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 20 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Burke, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (72.6%), and Structure Fires (13.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Burke, SD
    • 8272.6%Outside Fires
    • 1513.3%Structure Fires
    • 1311.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Burke, SD
Most common first names in Burke, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2878.7 years
William1678.5 years
Mary1686.3 years
Anna1091.4 years
Harold1075.0 years
George1077.7 years
Henry1084.4 years
Marie1088.1 years
Bertha890.5 years
Dorothy779.8 years
Most common last names in Burke, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Klein1081.0 years
Steffen983.9 years
Stuckers880.1 years
Roggow881.5 years
Smith884.1 years
Wilson777.4 years
Campbell674.5 years
Johnson674.5 years
Kahler685.5 years
Frey674.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Burke, SD
  • 57.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.2%Electricity
  • 8.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Burke, SD
  • 57.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Utility gas


Burke compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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