Dell Rapids, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 3,652 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.6%
Males: 1,868  (51.2%)
Females: 1,784  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57022.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,092 (it was $42,572 in 2000)
Dell Rapids:

$61,092
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,144 (it was $17,731 in 2000)

Dell Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,383 (it was $91,300 in 2000)
Dell Rapids:

$177,383
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $224,379; detached houses: $232,650; townhouses or other attached units: $160,313; in 2-unit structures: $46,166; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $213,384; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,240; mobile homes: $47,598

Median gross rent in 2017: $814.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dell Rapids: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.2%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Dell Rapids, SD (2010)
    • 3,52397.0%White alone
    • 511.4%Hispanic
    • 270.7%Two or more races
    • 200.6%American Indian alone
    • 70.2%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

Races in Dell Rapids detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Dell Rapids, South Dakota as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dell Rapids is 472 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (46.4%), Norwegian (19.4%), American (7.1%), Irish (4.8%), Danish (4.4%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/13/1888

Elevation: 1498 feet

Land area: 1.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,863 people per square mile   (low).

Dell Rapids, South Dakota map

22 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,675 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,622 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (20.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (180.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (477.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Baltic, SD (2.1 miles ),
Trent, SD (2.5 miles ),
Colton, SD (3.3 miles ),
Chester, SD (3.4 miles ),
Colman, SD (3.5 miles ),
Crooks, SD (3.5 miles ),
Renner Corner, SD (3.5 miles ),
Egan, SD (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.82 N, Longitude: 96.71 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Dell Rapids, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dell Rapids, SD in 2017
Dell Rapids satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2002: 28 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $201,200
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $194,300
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $258,500
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $177,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Dell Rapids, SD residents
Average permit cost in Dell Rapids, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +472 (+18.8%).
Most common industries in Dell Rapids, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.6%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Dell Rapids, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Child care workers (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)

Average climate in Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Dell Rapids, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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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 19.2 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 17.4 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 17.4 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 19.2 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 19.2 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 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.37
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dell Rapids-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Dell Rapids city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dell Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% 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 131.7 miles away from the 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 136.9 miles away from Dell Rapids 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 132.1 miles away from Dell Rapids center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 692.5 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 87.9 miles away from Dell Rapids center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 129.5 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 Minnehaha County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dell Rapids topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dell Rapids:

  • AVERA DELLS AREA HOSPITAL - CAH (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 909 N IOWA AVE)
  • DELLS AREA HEALTH CENTER -NURSING HOME (100 W 10TH STREET)
  • DELLS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER INC (1400 THRESHER DR)

Airports located in Dell Rapids:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dell Rapids:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 18 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 35 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 65 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • University of South Dakota (about 73 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 89 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 95 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 99 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Public high school in Dell Rapids:

Private high school in Dell Rapids:

  • ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 227, Location: 812 N STATE AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dell Rapids:

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Library in Dell Rapids:

  • DELL RAPIDS CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $126,490; Location: 513 N ORLEANS; 21,839 books; 1,103 audio materials; 1,277 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dell Rapids: Dell Rapids City Hall (A), Dell Rapids Carnegie Public Library (B), Dell Rapids Community Ambulance Service (C), Dell Rapids Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dell Rapids Museum (407 East 4th Street).

Birthplace of: Daniel Ahlers - Politician.

Minnehaha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dell Rapids that have no violations reported:

  • MINNEHAHA COMMUNITY WATER CORP (Population served: 9,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MINNEHAHA COMMUNITY WATER CORP (Population served: 9,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MINNEHAHA COMMUNITY WATER CORP (Population served: 9,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DELL RAPIDS (Population served: 3,633, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.1%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
104 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Dell Rapids (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Dell Rapids Branch at 317 East Fourth Street, branch established on 1935/08/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Home Federal Bank: 408 Old Hwy 77n Branch at 408 Hwy 77, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • The First National Bank in Sioux Falls: Dell Rapids Branch at 312 East 4th Street, branch established on 1902/02/17. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $1,054.1 mil, Deposits: $755.9 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Minnehaha Banshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Dell Rapids:

Marital status in Dell Rapids, SD
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 59.0%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Dell Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dell Rapids
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dell Rapids, SD (based on Minnehaha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant49,75980
Catholic30,33516
Evangelical Protestant21,83284
Other2,60612
Orthodox2602
Black Protestant2491
None64,427-
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: 23
Here:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Minnehaha County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Minnehaha County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Minnehaha County:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Minnehaha County:

26.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dell Rapids:

62.9%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

66.1%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Dell Rapids:

27.1
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.3%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dell Rapids:

5.5%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dell Rapids:

7.1
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Dell Rapids:

68.9%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.8%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dell Rapids, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 5$18,731$44,9540$0
Other and Unallocable 2$6,687$40,1220$0
Local Libraries 2$5,739$34,4343$1,960
Other Government Administration 1$7,338$88,05613$2,124
Financial Administration 1$4,794$57,5280$0
Water Supply 1$6,196$74,3520$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 12$49,485$49,48516$4,084

Dell Rapids government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $931,000 ($254.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $526,000 ($144.03)
    Regular Highways: $502,000 ($137.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $431,000 ($118.02)
    Water Utilities: $357,000 ($97.75)
    Sewerage: $256,000 ($70.10)
    Central Staff Services: $254,000 ($69.55)
    Libraries: $172,000 ($47.10)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($34.50)
    General Public Buildings: $100,000 ($27.38)
    Health - Other: $59,000 ($16.16)
    Public Welfare - Other: $35,000 ($9.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000 ($9.31)
    General - Other: $33,000 ($9.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($3.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($22.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $217,000 ($59.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $182,000 ($49.84)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($38.34)
    Sewerage: $46,000 ($12.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $569,000 ($155.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($6.57)

Dell Rapids government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $424,000 ($116.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $53,000 ($14.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($3.29)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $162,000 ($44.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $250,000 ($68.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $197,000 ($53.94)
    General Revenue - Other: $55,000 ($15.06)
    Special Assessments: $29,000 ($7.94)
    Rents: $20,000 ($5.48)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $911,000 ($249.45)
    Water Utilities: $582,000 ($159.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $68,000 ($18.62)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($15.33)
    Highways: $46,000 ($12.60)
    Other: $19,000 ($5.20)
  • Tax - Property: $1,096,000 ($300.11)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,023,000 ($280.12)
    Other License: $30,000 ($8.21)

Dell Rapids government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,436,000 ($667.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,278,000 ($623.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $158,000 ($43.26)

Dell Rapids government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,139,000 ($1681.00)

7.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,945 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.11%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lincoln County, SD  1.68% ($61,209 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.18% ($40,075)
from Lake County, SD  0.11% ($48,184)


8.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($643 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.13%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lincoln County, SD  2.12% ($59,268 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.15% ($55,441)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($50,779)
Businesses in Dell Rapids, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Dairy Queen1
Chevrolet1Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dell Rapids:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dell Rapids:

  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KJAM-FM (103.1 FM; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • K261CI (100.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Dell Rapids:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K34DR (Channel 34; HUMBOLDT, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K43GX (Channel 43; MADISON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K48DK (Channel 48; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: STUART E. MOEN)
Dell Rapids fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Dell Rapids fatal accident list:

Apr 7, 2013 01:52 PM, Fourth St, Lat: 43.823208, Lon: -96.704383, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 19, 2005 07:29 PM, 8th St, Ladelle Ave, Lat: 43.827210, Lon: -96.711890, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 285ft / 86.8mTotal length
  • $13,145,000Total costs
  • 81,755Total average daily traffic
  • 13,786Total average daily truck traffic
  • 73,047Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dell Rapids, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 31990-1999
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dell Rapids, SD
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$125,4901$105,3404$137,425
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$110,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$129,230
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$62,440
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dell Rapids, SD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Dell Rapids, SD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of fires - 30 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Dell Rapids, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.2%), and Structure Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dell Rapids, SD
    • 10041.2%Outside Fires
    • 8334.2%Structure Fires
    • 4116.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 197.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dell Rapids, SD
Most common first names in Dell Rapids, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4179.9 years
Mary2285.6 years
William1980.3 years
Robert1873.3 years
Henry1874.4 years
Anna1784.8 years
George1782.1 years
James1475.6 years
Frank1486.4 years
Joseph1479.5 years
Most common last names in Dell Rapids, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson4083.0 years
Anderson2582.1 years
Johnson1981.6 years
Geraets1976.9 years
Schwebach1972.8 years
Schmidt1678.1 years
Berg1574.8 years
Christensen1283.4 years
Bunkers1173.1 years
Olson1186.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dell Rapids, SD
  • 86.0%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dell Rapids, SD
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity


Dell Rapids compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 19 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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  • Donald P. Klein (3)
  • Paul Geraets (1)
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Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2020.