Central City, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 131 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 77  (58.9%)
Females: 54  (41.1%)
Median resident age:  30.5 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57754

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,753 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Central City:

$33,753
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,028 (it was $12,870 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $81,179 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Central City:

$81,179
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $66,533; Detached houses: $116,276; Mobile homes: $27,149

Median gross rent in 2016: $694.

  • Races in Central City, SD (2010)

    Central City races chart
    • 12694.0%White alone
    • 53.7%Two or more races
    • 21.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Central City: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.8%), English (11.3%), Norwegian (4.8%), Scandinavian (3.2%), American (1.6%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4920 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 908 people per square mile   (low).

Central City, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central City city:

  • Never married: 44.7%
  • Now married: 22.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 23.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
South Dakota:

3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,208 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $810 (3.0%)

Central City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (33.5 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (317.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (829.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lead, SD (1.1 miles ), Deadwood, SD (1.5 miles ), Whitewood, SD (3.0 miles ), Spearfish, SD (3.1 miles ), North Spearfish, SD (3.4 miles ), St. Onge, SD (3.6 miles) , Sturgis, SD (3.6 miles ), Blucksberg Mountain, SD (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $25,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.37 N, Longitude: 103.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Central City household income distribution Central City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (47%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (56%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (40%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (2%)
  • Transportation occupations (2%)

Average climate in Central City, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Central City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Central City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/29/1993, a category F3 tornado 11.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 340.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 497.4 miles away from Central City center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 107.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 109.1 miles away from Central City center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 344.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Central City:

  • LEAD - DEADWOOD REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • DAVID M DORSETT HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER - SPEARFISH (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; STURGIS, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central City:

  • Black Hills State University (about 11 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 35 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 114 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 159 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 167 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 219 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 222 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

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Lawrence 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 2016: 17.9%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.7%
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:

7.8
South Dakota average:

10.5

Central City travel time to work - commute Central City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Central City city (based on Lawrence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,90025
Mainline Protestant3,28312
Catholic2,1533
Other122
None13,749-
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: 5
Lawrence County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lawrence County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lawrence County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

23.0%
South Dakota:

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

8.7%
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$435
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$283
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,335
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,053

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $14,000 ($106.87)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($106.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($106.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($76.34)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($15.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $22,000 ($167.94)
    Property: $19,000 ($145.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,000 ($259.54)

8.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.26% ($23,298 average AGI)
from Meade County, SD  0.78% ($21,714)
from Butte County, SD  0.77% ($32,737)


8.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.62%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.09% ($26,075 average AGI)
to Butte County, SD  0.99% ($32,340)
to Meade County, SD  0.69% ($37,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central City:

  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFMH (102.1 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K220BA (91.9 FM; LEAD, SD; Owner: STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED TV)

TV broadcast stations around Central City:

  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • K17ES (Channel 4; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Central City fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 1977 03:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $850,000Total costs
  • 5,205Total average daily traffic
  • 310Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,025Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Central City compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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 significantly below state average.
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