Davis, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 88 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 
Males: 54  (62.0%)
Females: 34  (38.0%)
Median resident age:

46.6 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57021

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,686 (it was $32,813 in 2000)
Davis:

$50,686
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,036 (it was $17,112 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,845 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Davis:

$73,845
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $88,939; detached houses: $88,899

Median gross rent in 2019: $838.

March 2019 cost of living index in Davis: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.7%
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  • Races in Davis, SD (2019)
    • 6592.9%White alone
    • 45.7%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (69.0%), Norwegian (6.9%), Swedish (6.9%), Irish (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Ukrainian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/19/1896

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 202 people per square mile   (very low).

Davis, South Dakota map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

1.4%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $814 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $985 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (23.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (147.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (484.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hurley, SD (2.3 miles ),
Viborg, SD (2.7 miles ),
Chancellor, SD (2.8 miles ),
Lennox, SD (2.9 miles ),
Centerville, SD (3.1 miles ),
Parker, SD (3.5 miles ),
Worthing, SD (3.5 miles ),
Irene, SD (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 43.26 N, Longitude: 96.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Davis, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Davis, SD in 2019

Davis satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $201,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Davis, SD residents
Average permit cost in Davis, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+19.5%).

Average climate in Davis, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.177. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.177
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.440. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.440
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.37
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Davis-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Davis town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/3/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Davis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 202% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 137.7 miles away from Davis center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from Davis center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from Davis center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 685.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 82.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.6 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 Turner County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Winter Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Davis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Davis:

  • PIONEER MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VIBORG, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY LENNOX (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LENNOX, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY CENTERVILLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CENTERVILLE, SD)
  • HILLTOP HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PARKER, SD)
  • SUNSET MANOR AVERA HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; IRENE, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Davis:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 25 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 33 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 63 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 71 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • South Dakota State University (about 75 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Northeast Community College (about 87 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Buena Vista University (about 100 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Points of interest:

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

Cemetery: Davis Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Turner 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:

58.5%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.8%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Davis:

Marital status in Davis, SD
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

For population 25 years and over in Davis:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Davis, SD (based on Turner County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,63820
Evangelical Protestant96812
Catholic8654
Other--
None2,876-
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: 5
Turner County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

13.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.2%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Turner County:

17.3%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.8%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Davis:

37.5%
State:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Davis:

21.5
South Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.0%
South Dakota:

20.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.9

General health condition:
Davis:

56.3%
State:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Davis:

85.0%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Davis, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$194
Financial Administration 0$0 1$225
Totals for Government 0$0 4$419

Davis government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($159.09)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($125.00)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($113.64)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($68.18)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($56.82)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($45.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($34.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($11.36)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($45.45)

Davis government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Toll Highways: $2,000 ($22.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($215.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($22.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,000 ($22.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($181.82)
    Property: $8,000 ($90.91)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($22.73)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($11.36)

Davis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,000 ($375.00)

Strongest AM radio stations in Davis:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • 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.)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Davis:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Davis:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K21EN (Channel 21; YANKTON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.3mTotal length
  • $1,547,000Total costs
  • 4,707Total average daily traffic
  • 703Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,624Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Davis, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Davis, SD

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 45964 283rd St (Lat: 43.286972 Lon: -97.011222), Call Sign: WQXQ410,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.912 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2016, Expiration Date: 05/09/2026, Certifier: Larohn Hagena, Registrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 996-1200, Fax: (605) 996-6206, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Davis, SD
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 47.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Davis, SD
  • 75.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Davis compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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