Davis, South Dakota

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Population in 2012: 84 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.2%
 
Males: 45  (54.0%)
Females: 39  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  48.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57021

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,406 (it was $32,813 in 2000)
Davis:

$39,406
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,421 (it was $17,112 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,978 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Davis:

$67,978
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $63,346; Detached houses: $63,346

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Davis: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.8%), Norwegian (11.5%), English (6.3%), Italian (6.3%), Irish (5.2%), Dutch (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/19/1896

Elevation: 1250 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 192 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
Davis, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Davis:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Davis town:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,056 (1.7%)

Davis satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Latitude: 43.26 N, Longitude: 96.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+19.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (50%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Davis, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 70% smaller 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 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 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 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 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 Davis 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.1. This is about average.

City:

88.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.189. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.189
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.23
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.489. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.489
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.24
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.3%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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

Davis compared to South Dakota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Davis town (based on Turner County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.90%
Here: 89.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchMennonite Church USAReformed Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents22.4%16.9%12.6%10.4%6.7%
Congregations14.0%9.3%4.7%9.3%9.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceOther
Adherents5.5%4.5%3.9%2.8%14.3%
Congregations9.3%9.3%7.0%2.3%25.6%
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: 5
Turner County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

13.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Turner County:

26.2%
South Dakota:

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

17.3%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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 4$136
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$102
Totals for Government 0$0 5$238

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,000 ($166.67)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($119.05)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($95.24)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($59.52)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($47.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($23.81)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($11.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $6,000 ($71.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($119.05)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($35.71)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($11.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($190.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($11.90)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($95.24)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($83.33)
    NEC: $2,000 ($23.81)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($11.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $22,000 ($261.90)

7.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200531,462 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  2.25% ($29,819 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, SD  1.09% ($34,657)


8.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200629,350 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Minnehaha County, SD  3.27% ($27,962 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  1.08% ($33,857)
to Clay County, SD  0.34% ($21,091)

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.)
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