Chelsea, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 27 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 
Males: 14  (52.6%)
Females: 13  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

47.4 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip code: 57465

Estimated median household income in 2017: $19,023 (it was $11,875 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$19,023
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,269 (it was $9,056 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $22,555 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$22,555
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $61,833; detached houses: $61,580
March 2019 cost of living index in Chelsea: 73.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Norwegian (14.3%), Scottish (14.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 1344 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 85 people per square mile   (very low).

Chelsea, South Dakota map

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

10.5%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,135 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $241 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (150.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (267.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (600.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Northville, SD (2.8 miles),
Cresbard, SD (3.2 miles),
Mansfield, SD (3.2 miles),
Mellette, SD (3.4 miles ),
Warner, SD (4.0 miles ),
Ashton, SD (4.1 miles),
Rockham, SD (4.3 miles),
Brentford, SD (4.5 miles)

Latitude: 45.17 N, Longitude: 98.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

Chelsea satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.1%

Average climate in Chelsea, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chelsea-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Chelsea town center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.5 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Chelsea-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% 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 585.0 miles away from Chelsea 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 135.6 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 123.9 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 166.2 miles away from Chelsea 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 95.9 miles away from Chelsea center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Faulk County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chelsea topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelsea:

  • Northern State University (about 24 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 113 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 129 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • University of Mary (about 145 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 147 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 150 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 151 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Points of interest:

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Faulk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.5%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Chelsea:

Marital status in Chelsea, SD
  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Chelsea:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chelsea, SD (based on Faulk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8764
Mainline Protestant6384
Evangelical Protestant1988
None652-
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: 1
This county:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

17.65 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Faulk County:

8.3%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
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 3$31
Financial Administration 0$0 1$108
Totals for Government 0$0 4$139

Strongest AM radio stations in Chelsea:

  • 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)
  • KGIM (1420 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQKD (1380 AM; 1 kW; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • 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.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chelsea:

  • KNBZ (97.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGIM-FM (103.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSDN-FM (94.1 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBFO (106.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chelsea:

  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K24DT (Channel 24; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K35FJ (Channel 35; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.0mTotal length
  • $473,000Total costs
  • 4,704Total average daily traffic
  • 871Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,779Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chelsea)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • KGIM 135, Lat: 45.208333 Lon: -98.672222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 183 m, Call Sign: WQMD540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: James Groft, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 551-0017, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • KGIM 225, Lat: 45.208333 Lon: -98.672222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 183 m, Call Sign: WQMD540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: James Groft, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 551-0017, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • KGIM 315, Lat: 45.208333 Lon: -98.672222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 183 m, Call Sign: WQMD540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: James Groft, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 551-0017, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • KGIM 45, Lat: 45.208333 Lon: -98.672222, Type: Gtower, Structure height: 183 m, Call Sign: WQMD540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: James Groft, Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 551-0017, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chelsea, SD
  • 76.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Electricity


Chelsea compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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