Cottonwood, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 10 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +66.7%
Males: (50.0%)
Females: (50.0%)
Median resident age:  71.5 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57567, 57775.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $136,864 (it was $75,487 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$136,864
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $35,282 (it was $79,000 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $23,333 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$23,333
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $179,002; Detached houses: $226,979; Mobile homes: $46,266
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  • Races in Cottonwood, SD (2010)

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    • 888.9%White alone
    • 111.1%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cottonwood: 73.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (66.7%), Irish (16.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 2415 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Cottonwood, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Cottonwood:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cottonwood town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 26.1%
  • Divorced: 37.0%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cottonwood, South Dakota as of December 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Cottonwood to the number of sex offenders is 8 to 1.


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

Cottonwood town:  0.0% ($0)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

Cottonwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (66.2 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (324.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (734.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Quinn, SD (3.3 miles) , Philip, SD (3.6 miles ), Wall, SD (4.1 miles ), Interior, SD (4.1 miles) , Kadoka, SD (4.6 miles ), Wasta, SD (5.3 miles) , Wanblee, SD (5.5 miles ), Belvidere, SD (5.7 miles) .

Latitude: 43.97 N, Longitude: 101.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-50.0%).

Average climate in Cottonwood, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cottonwood-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the Cottonwood town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottonwood-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 36% 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 435.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 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 214.3 miles away from Cottonwood center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 200.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 591.2 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 202.5 miles away from Cottonwood center
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 125.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cottonwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cottonwood:

  • PHILIP NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PHILIP, SD)

airports located in Cottonwood:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottonwood:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 66 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 97 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Black Hills State University (about 105 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 198 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 199 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 205 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Casper College (about 236 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)

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Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 57.4. This is better than average.

City:

57.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.03. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.03
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.247. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.247
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.39
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  1.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  50.0%
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

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Cottonwood town (based on Jackson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,0905
Mainline Protestant3833
Evangelical Protestant2132
Other66-
None1,279-
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
Jackson County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Jackson County:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

32.4%
South Dakota:

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

17.0%
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$59
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$45
Totals for Government 0$0 2$104

7.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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  1.28% ($19,909 average AGI)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,304 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
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  1.41% ($21,833 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottonwood:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $12,000Total costs
  • 45Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

Cottonwood compared to South Dakota state average:

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