Bushnell, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 65 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 38  (58.7%)
Females: 27  (41.3%)
Median resident age:  44.8 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57276

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,589 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Bushnell:

$48,589
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,586 (it was $15,619 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,157 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Bushnell:

$82,157
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $97,867; Detached houses: $97,421

Median gross rent in 2016: $757.

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  • Races in Bushnell, SD (2010)

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    • 5990.8%White alone
    • 57.7%American Indian alone
    • 11.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bushnell: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: European (33.3%), German (25.9%), Italian (14.8%), Irish (7.4%), Dutch (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 5/14/1915

Elevation: 1693 feet

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (very low).

Bushnell, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Bushnell:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bushnell town:

  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,132 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $579 (4.9%)

Bushnell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (54.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (171.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Aurora, SD (1.9 miles ), Brookings, SD (2.7 miles ), White, SD (2.7 miles ), Elkton, SD (3.2 miles ), Volga, SD (3.7 miles ), Bruce, SD (3.8 miles ), Ward, SD (3.9 miles) , Hendricks, MN (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 44.33 N, Longitude: 96.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-7.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (34%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bushnell, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bushnell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Bushnell town center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 tornado 24.4 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bushnell-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 97.4 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 137.1 miles away from Bushnell center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 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 156.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 691.1 miles away from Bushnell center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 98.0 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bushnell:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS - BROOKINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • WHITE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WHITE, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bushnell:

  • South Dakota State University (about 7 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 45 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 53 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 96 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of South Dakota (about 108 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 111 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

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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 8.2 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 7.8 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 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.30
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.5%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Bushnell town (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:
Here:

57.1%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bushnell:

71.4%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

25.4
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bushnell:

50.0%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bushnell:

16.7%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bushnell:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bushnell:

42.9%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

62.5%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Bushnell:

97.1%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bushnell, 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$240
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$77
Totals for Government 0$0 4$317

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $81,000 ($1246.15)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($61.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($15.38)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($15.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($30.77)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($261.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $56,000 ($861.54)
    General Support: $5,000 ($76.92)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($123.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($738.46)

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 Bushnell:

  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJJQ (910 AM; 1 kW; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Bushnell:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSDJ (90.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K285EX (105.5 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKQQ (102.3 FM; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K209DX (89.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bushnell:

  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K50DG (Channel 50; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Bushnell compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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