Claire City, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 77 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 38  (49.4%)
Females: 39  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57224

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,936 (it was $35,156 in 2000)
Claire City:

$47,936
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,970 (it was $17,074 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $60,249 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Claire City:

$60,249
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $58,393; Detached houses: $58,075; Mobile homes: $69,721

Median gross rent in 2016: $587.

  • Races in Claire City, SD (2010)

    Claire City races chart
    • 6078.9%White alone
    • 1114.5%American Indian alone
    • 33.9%Hispanic
    • 11.3%Black alone
    • 11.3%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Claire City: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (34.0%), Norwegian (19.1%), Swedish (12.8%), Czech (6.4%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1913

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (low).

Claire City, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Claire City:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Claire City town:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 4.5%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Claire City, South Dakota as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Claire City to the number of sex offenders is 39 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Claire City town:  1.8% ($557)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

Claire City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (71.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (196.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (545.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Effington, SD (3.0 miles ), Veblen, SD (3.0 miles ), Long Hollow, SD (3.5 miles) , Sisseton, SD (3.7 miles ), Lidgerwood, ND (3.9 miles ), Hankinson, ND (4.2 miles ), Lake City, SD (4.2 miles) , Rosholt, SD (4.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $165,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.86 N, Longitude: 97.10 W

Area code: 605

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

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (30%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)

Average climate in Claire City, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Claire City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Claire City town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/1/1973, a category F3 tornado 18.4 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Claire City-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.9 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 41.1 miles away from Claire City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 160.1 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 665.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 12.5 miles away from Claire 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 231.4 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 Roberts County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Claire City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Claire City:

  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL AT SISSETON (Hospital, about 14 miles away; SISSETON, SD)
  • TEKAKWITHA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SISSETON, SD)
  • COTEAU DES PRAIRIES HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; SISSETON, SD)
  • COTEAU DES PRAIRIES HOSP (Hospital, about 15 miles away; SISSETON, SD)

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

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 38 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 57 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 72 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 72 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Northern State University (about 73 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 74 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 84 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Notable location: Claire City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Roberts 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: 7.9%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
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:

6.7
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Claire City town (based on Roberts County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,27617
Catholic1,5755
Evangelical Protestant1,18914
Other1632
None3,946-
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: 7
Roberts County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Roberts County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Roberts County:

30.9%
South Dakota:

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

18.6%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.2%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Claire City:

30.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Claire City:

56.4%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.5%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

18.1%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Claire City:

39.0%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.0%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Claire City, SD Residents
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$300
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$90
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$320
Sewerage 0$0 1$30
Totals for Government 0$0 7$740

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
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 Codington County, SD  0.61% ($23,043 average AGI)


4.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,884 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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  0.56% ($21,476 average AGI)
to Codington County, SD  0.42% ($20,750)
to Grant County, SD  0.40% ($17,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Claire City:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Claire City:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBWS-FM (102.9 FM; SISSETON, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Claire City:

  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA0UMY, Licensee ID: L01106212, Grant Date: 01/20/2016, Expiration Date: 02/08/2026, Registrant: David O Balvin, Route 1 Box 117, Claire City, SD 57224
  • Call Sign: KA0UMZ, Licensee ID: L01083588, Grant Date: 11/24/2015, Expiration Date: 12/01/2025, Registrant: Edward C Balvin, Rt 1 Box 117, Claire City, SD 57224
  • Call Sign: N0RXL, Licensee ID: L00465352, Grant Date: 02/11/2002, Expiration Date: 04/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2014, Registrant: Evelyn M Vasend, Rt 1 Box 128, Claire City, SD 57224
  • Call Sign: WA0CGB, Licensee ID: L00465351, Grant Date: 02/11/2002, Expiration Date: 04/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2014, Registrant: Rubin G Vasend, Rt 1 Box 128, Claire City, SD 57224
  • Call Sign: WD0BMR, Licensee ID: L00807254, Grant Date: 10/14/2015, Expiration Date: 11/15/2025, Registrant: Katherine A Balvin, 10825 452nd Avenue, Claire City, SD 57224
  • Call Sign: WD0BMS, Licensee ID: L00807237, Grant Date: 03/07/2014, Expiration Date: 05/24/2024, Registrant: David E Balvin, 10825 452nd Avenue, Claire City, SD 57224

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Claire City compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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