Carthage, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.7%
Males: 62  (45.8%)
Females: 75  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57323

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,684 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Carthage:

$32,684
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,015 (it was $15,100 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $34,944 (it was $16,800 in 2000)
Carthage:

$34,944
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $56,527; Detached houses: $45,633; Mobile homes: $202,863

Median gross rent in 2016: $480.

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  • Races in Carthage, SD (2010)

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    • 13996.5%White alone
    • 42.8%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carthage: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (25.0%), German (18.2%), American (6.8%), British (4.5%), Scandinavian (4.5%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 7/25/1898

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 1.46 square miles.

Population density: 94 people per square mile   (very low).

Carthage, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Carthage:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carthage city:

  • Never married: 20.8%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.4%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
South Dakota:

3.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Carthage, South Dakota as of June 19, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Carthage to the number of sex offenders is 153 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $793 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $341 (1.1%)

Carthage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (65.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (219.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (532.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Roswell, SD (3.4 miles) , Fedora, SD (3.4 miles) , Vilas, SD (3.5 miles) , Howard, SD (3.8 miles ), Iroquois, SD (3.9 miles ), Artesian, SD (3.9 miles) , De Smet, SD (4.1 miles ), Oldham, SD (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300

Latitude: 44.17 N, Longitude: 97.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-15.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Average climate in Carthage, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carthage-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the Carthage city center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 26.5 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carthage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 67% 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 84.0 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 639.7 miles away from Carthage center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 132.2 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 113.6 miles away from the city 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 45.7 miles away from Carthage center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.2 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 Miner County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carthage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Carthage:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOWARD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOWARD, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carthage:

  • South Dakota State University (about 48 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 63 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northern State University (about 97 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 99 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • University of South Dakota (about 104 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 116 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 136 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Library in Carthage:

  • CARTHAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: 110 MAIN ST.)

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Notable locations in Carthage: Carthage Fire Department (A), Carthage Rural Fire Department (B), Carthage Public Library (C), Carthage Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Miner 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: 14.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  46.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Carthage (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Carthage Branch at 221 Main St, branch established on 1907/09/06. Info updated 2010/12/02: Bank assets: $101.3 mil, Deposits: $83.9 mil, headquarters in Stickney, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: John T. Vucurevich Foundation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Carthage city (based on Miner County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,1209
Catholic6741
Evangelical Protestant3483
Other1-
None246-
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
Miner County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Miner County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Miner County:

26.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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$580
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$270
Local Libraries 0$0 1$35
Totals for Government 0$0 9$885

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.32% ($24,417 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carthage:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • 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.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIJV (1340 AM; 1 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carthage:

  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZKK (105.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Carthage:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $1,278,000Total costs
  • 535Total average daily traffic
  • 12Total average daily truck traffic
  • 535Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Don J Snyders, 5 Mi S (Lat: 44.096667 Lon: -97.712500), Type: 84.0, Overall height: 82 m, Registrant: 7012230441, , 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE
  • 5 Mi S (Lat: 44.096667 Lon: -97.712500), Type: 84.0, Overall height: 82 m, Registrant: 7012230441, , 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 21679 429th Ave (Lat: 44.238972 Lon: -97.633361), Call Sign: WQWZ392
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.012 MHzGrant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/05/2026, Certifier: Matt PeckenpaughRegistrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 5.0 Mi S Of (Lat: 44.096639 Lon: -97.712556), Overall height: 84.1 m, Call Sign: WBD229
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6810.00 MHz, 6855.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2000, Expiration Date: 06/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2002Registrant: Phone: (701) 223-0441

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Carthage compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age 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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