Carthage, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -29.4%
Males: 60  (45.5%)
Females: 72  (54.5%)
Median resident age:

53.0 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip code: 57323

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,341 (it was $27,679 in 2000)
Carthage:

$44,341
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,460 (it was $15,100 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $37,896 (it was $16,800 in 2000)
Carthage:

$37,896
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $58,401; detached houses: $47,483; mobile homes: $203,640

Median gross rent in 2017: $491.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carthage: 74.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carthage, SD (2010)
    • 13996.5%White alone
    • 42.8%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Asian alone



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 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carthage is 153 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (28.3%), German (19.6%), American (8.7%), British (4.3%), Dutch (4.3%), English (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 7/25/1898

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 1.46 square miles.

Population density: 90 people per square mile   (very low).

Carthage, South Dakota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $812 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $326 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.17 N, Longitude: 97.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Carthage, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carthage, SD in 2017

Carthage satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,500
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Most common industries in Carthage, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.4%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (9.3%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Private households (10.4%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Carthage, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (20.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.4%)
  • Engineers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Financial managers (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.3%)

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 Carthage 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 the city 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.)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Carthage:

Marital status in Carthage, SD
  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.5%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

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
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carthage, SD (based on Miner County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miner 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$270
Financial Administration 0$0 1$580
Local Libraries 0$0 1$35
Totals for Government 0$0 9$885

Carthage government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $56,000 ($424.24)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($287.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($166.67)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($98.48)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($83.33)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($60.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($45.45)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($30.30)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($136.36)

Carthage government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $23,000 ($174.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($121.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($22.73)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($15.15)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $5,000 ($37.88)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($30.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $28,000 ($212.12)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($60.61)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $42,000 ($318.18)
    Property: $25,000 ($189.39)

Carthage government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000 ($1348.48)

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,349 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.4mTotal length
  • $2,277,000Total costs
  • 1,082Total average daily traffic
  • 22Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,082Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carthage, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carthage, SD

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: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bisma-rck, Phone: (701) 223-0441
  • 5 Mi S (Lat: 44.096667 Lon: -97.712500), Type: 84.0, Overall height: 82 m, Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bisma-rck, Phone: (701) 223-0441

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 21679 429th Ave (Lat: 44.238972 Lon: -97.633361), Call Sign: WQWZ392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.012 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2016, Expiration Date: 01/05/2026, Certifier: Matt Peckenpaugh, Registrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:
  • 22024 427th Ave (Lat: 44.194111 Lon: -97.669611), Call Sign: WRCN894,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.950 MHz, Grant Date: 11/23/2018, Expiration Date: 11/23/2028, Certifier: Scott Clites, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2000, Expiration Date: 06/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2002, Phone: (701) 223-0441

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carthage, SD
  • 39.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.1%Electricity
  • 21.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carthage, SD
  • 81.0%Electricity
  • 19.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Carthage compared to South Dakota 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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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