Chelsea, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 27 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.2%
 
Males: 14  (52.6%)
Females: 13  (47.4%)
Median resident age:  47.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57465

Estimated median household income in 2016: $17,879 (it was $11,875 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$17,879
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $38,823 (it was $9,056 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $27,078 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$27,078
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $59,849; Detached houses: $59,181
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chelsea: 74.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Norwegian (10.0%), Scottish (10.0%).

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Chelsea town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:

10.5%
South Dakota:

3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,060 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $252 (0.9%)

Chelsea satellite photo by USGS

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

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (62%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (58%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (31%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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 the city 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 Chelsea 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 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 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 44.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.38
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Chelsea town (based on Faulk County data)

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
Faulk County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

17.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Faulk 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$108
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$31
Totals for Government 0$0 4$139

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($185.19)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($148.15)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($74.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($74.07)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($37.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($37.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($185.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($74.07)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($111.11)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($518.52)

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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

5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 3,380Total average daily traffic
  • 743Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,198Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above 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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