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Population in 2012: 604 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 

Males: 271  (44.9%)
Females: 333  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  52.2 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57523.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,146 (it was $23,056 in 2000)
Burke:

$36,146
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,240

Burke city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,907 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Burke:

$59,907
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,352; Detached houses: $71,513; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,006; Mobile homes: $23,619

Median gross rent in 2012: $355.

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  • White alone - 568 (94.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Burke: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (40.8%), Irish (13.1%), Czech (7.8%), English (5.7%), United States (5.2%), Norwegian (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 2213 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,081 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Burke:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Burke city:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $860 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $971 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (131.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (212.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (598.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Herrick, SD (2.6 miles) , Gregory, SD (2.8 miles ), St. Charles, SD (3.4 miles) , Dallas, SD (3.5 miles) , Naper, NE (4.3 miles) , Bonesteel, SD (4.3 miles ), Colome, SD (4.7 miles ), Fairfax, SD (4.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.18 N, Longitude: 99.29 W

Area code: 605

Burke household income distribution Burke home values distribution


 

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -76 (-10.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Burke-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 39% greater 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 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 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 10/25/1990 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 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from Burke center
On 8/26/1991 at 11:49:15, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 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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Birthplace of: Larry D. Shippy - Politician, Alan Hoerth - Politician, Julie Bartling - Politician.


Hospital/medical center in Burke:

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

Other hospitals/medical centers near Burke:

  • AVERA ROSEBUD COUNTRY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREGORY, SD)
  • AVERA GREGORY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; GREGORY, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Burke, 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: 5,598)
  • Northeast Community College (about 125 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 133 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • South Dakota State University (about 148 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 158 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Central Community College (about 166 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 172 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)

Public high school in Burke:

Public elementary/middle schools in Burke:

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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)

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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).

 
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: 17.0%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.5% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Burke, SD

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

Burke compared to South Dakota state average:

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


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Burke travel time to work - commute


Burke mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Burke 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 1$2,056$24,6721$1,326
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,362$28,3440$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,132$25,5840$0
Water Supply 1$2,282$27,3840$0
Electric Power 0$0 1$600
Local Libraries 0$0 1$352
Other and Unallocable 1$1,560$18,7200$0
Totals for Government 5$10,392$24,9413$2,278


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 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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Edward W Dobesh, 34725 284th St, Burke, SD 57523



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

Businesses in Burke, SD

  • RadioShack: 1
  • True Value: 1


Burke on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #42 (57523) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • Leroy Smith (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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