Butler, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 16 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.9%
Males: (60.0%)
Females: (40.0%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57219

Estimated median household income in 2016: $69,616 (it was $16,875 in 2000)
Butler:

$69,616
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,826 (it was $8,371 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $25,021 (it was $10,000 in 2000)
Butler:

$25,021
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $13,607; Detached houses: $13,501
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Butler: 73.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (75.0%), English (8.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/11/1905

Elevation: 1822 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Butler:

  • High school or higher: 76.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Butler town:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 74.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Butler town:  4.5% ($450)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

Butler satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (119.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (217.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (555.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lily, SD (2.3 miles) , Bristol, SD (2.5 miles ), Webster, SD (3.3 miles ), Crocker, SD (3.3 miles) , Bradley, SD (3.5 miles) , Andover, SD (3.7 miles) , Wallace, SD (4.1 miles) , Pierpont, SD (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 45.26 N, Longitude: 97.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

4.4%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Wholesale trade (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (67%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (55%)
  • Sales and related occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (67%)
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Butler, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Butler-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Butler town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 tornado 26.2 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Butler-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 86.0 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 635.0 miles away from Butler 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) earthquake occurred 110.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.1 miles away from Butler 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 182.0 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 Day County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butler:

  • Northern State University (about 40 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 80 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 89 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 106 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 110 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 111 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 120 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

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Day 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
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:

6.0
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Butler town (based on Day County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,49413
Catholic1,8084
Evangelical Protestant57811
None830-
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: 3
Day County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Day County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

14.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Day County:

28.3%
South Dakota:

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

14.6%
State:

14.9%
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$93
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$38
Totals for Government 0$0 4$131

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($250.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($125.00)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($62.50)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($62.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($437.50)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($187.50)
    General Support: $3,000 ($187.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($375.00)
    Highways: $6,000 ($375.00)

6.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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  1.13% ($39,423 average AGI)
from Brown County, SD  0.87% ($27,750)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.48% ($16,273)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Brown County, SD  1.22% ($25,750 average AGI)
to Codington County, SD  0.96% ($36,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butler:

  • 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)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Butler:

  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBWS-FM (102.9 FM; SISSETON, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Butler:

  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, 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)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7471T , Serial Number: 47071, Year manufactured: 1959
    Registrant (Individual): Glenn Flattum, 14679 422nd Ave, Butler, SD 57219

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Electricity (33%)

Butler 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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