Dante, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.7%
 
Males: 47  (55.5%)
Females: 38  (44.5%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57329

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,489 (it was $35,833 in 2000)
Dante:

$50,489
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,108 (it was $14,197 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,119 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Dante:

$84,119
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,499; Detached houses: $67,589; Mobile homes: $110,601
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  • White alone - 69 (82.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (13.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dante: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Summer Weather Alerts, 2013 (Road Conditions and Highway Cams)  (33 replies)

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Ancestries: Czech (39.8%), German (27.3%), Irish (7.8%), Hungarian (6.3%), English (3.1%), United States (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 5/21/1909

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 195 people per square mile   (very low).

Dante, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Dante:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dante town:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $760 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $967 (1.8%)

Dante satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (80.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (165.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (542.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wagner, SD (2.5 miles ), Avon, SD (2.6 miles ), Marty, SD (3.6 miles ), Ravinia, SD (3.7 miles) , Verdel, NE (4.0 miles) , Delmont, SD (4.0 miles ), Monowi, NE (4.0 miles) , Tyndall, SD (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 98.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Dante household income distribution Dante home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-16.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Dante, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dante-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the Dante town center .

On 6/5/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dante-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 63% 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 630.7 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 101.8 miles away from Dante 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 40.6 miles away from the city 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 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from Dante center
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 377.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charles Mix County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Dante:

  • WAGNER DIALYSIS OF SANFORD HEALTH (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; WAGNER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dante:

  • University of South Dakota (about 67 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 80 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 80 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Wayne State College (about 82 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 101 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 113 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Central Community College (about 149 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)

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

Charles Mix 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 2012: 1.8%
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Dante compared to South Dakota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dante town (based on Charles Mix County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.47%
Here: 72.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.0%10.2%8.6%8.3%7.2%
Congregations18.8%9.4%6.3%3.1%15.6%
NameLutheran ChurchReformed Church in AmericaHutterian BrethrenEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents5.9%5.5%4.4%1.6%4.3%
Congregations6.3%3.1%9.4%6.3%21.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Charles Mix County:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Charles Mix County:

14.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

6.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Charles Mix County:

32.8%
South Dakota:

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

18.9%
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$34
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$20
Police - Other 0$0 2$23
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$85
Totals for Government 0$0 7$162

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.85% ($19,200 average AGI)
from Davison County, SD  0.34% ($10,600)


5.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
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  1.06% ($18,742 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dante:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Dante:

  • K50FH (Channel 50; WAGNER, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELLCOMM.)
  • K33GX (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K57BX (Channel 57; LAKE ANDES, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
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