Draper, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.8%
 
Males: 38  (54.5%)
Females: 33  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip code: 57531

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,651 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Draper:

$41,651
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,966 (it was $13,621 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $65,641 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
Draper:

$65,641
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $116,457; detached houses: $116,591
March 2019 cost of living index in Draper: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.0%
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  • Races in Draper, SD (2010)
    • 8198.8%White alone
    • 11.2%Two or more races



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Draper, South Dakota as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Draper is 100 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (60.9%), Irish (17.4%), English (11.6%), European (5.8%), Norwegian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/5/1910

Elevation: 2257 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Draper, South Dakota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $359 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (134.2 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (292.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (666.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Murdo, SD (3.0 miles ),
Vivian, SD (3.5 miles),
Okaton, SD (4.4 miles),
Presho, SD (4.9 miles ),
White River, SD (5.2 miles ),
Wood, SD (5.4 miles),
Fort Pierre, SD (5.6 miles ),
Pierre, SD (5.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.93 N, Longitude: 100.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Draper, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Draper, SD in 2017

Draper satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.1%

Average climate in Draper, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Draper-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 57.0 miles away from the Draper town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the town center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Draper-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 49% 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 502.8 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 59.7 miles away from the city 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 274.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 268.4 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 115.1 miles away from Draper center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 270.3 miles away from Draper 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 Jones County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Draper topographic map

Airports located in Draper:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Draper:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 134 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 146 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northern State University (about 147 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Black Hills State University (about 170 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota State University (about 189 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 190 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of Mary (about 194 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)

Points of interest:

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

Jones County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.6%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Draper (2011 data):

  • Dakota Prairie Bank: Draper Branch at 100 Main Street, branch established on 1962/12/07. Info updated 2010/08/17: Bank assets: $59.0 mil, Deposits: $53.7 mil, headquarters in Fort Pierre, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Draper Holding Company, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Draper:

Marital status in Draper, SD
  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

For population 25 years and over in Draper:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Draper, SD (based on Jones County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2362
Evangelical Protestant2264
Catholic462
Other1-
None497-
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
This county:

19.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

47.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

28.65 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

8.3%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
State:

27.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$463
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 4$463

Draper government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($154.93)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($98.59)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($98.59)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($84.51)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($14.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,000 ($169.01)

Draper government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($154.93)
    Other: $4,000 ($56.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Rents: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($70.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($84.51)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($84.51)

Draper government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $176,000 ($2478.87)

Strongest AM radio stations in Draper:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KCCR (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Draper:

  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KLXS-FM (95.3 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Draper:

  • K44GG (Channel 44; MURDO, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.9mTotal length
  • $14,000Total costs
  • 21,872Total average daily traffic
  • 6,831Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Draper, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 121970-1979
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Draper)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 6 1/2 Mi N 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 43.976389 Lon: -100.580972), Call Sign: KNDA974, Licensee ID: L00107108,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.350 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2002, Expiration Date: 07/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/29/2012, Registrant: H Bar F Inc, Rt 1 Box 56, Draper, SD 57531, Phone: (605) 669-2620
  • Draper Res 2.4 Km N (Lat: 43.950833 Lon: -100.545972), Type: Tank, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KNNG249,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.471 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/2015, Expiration Date: 01/10/2026, Certifier: Michael Kurle, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S Pflumm Rd., Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4500, Email:


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Draper)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Draper, SD
  • 70.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Draper, SD
  • 100.0%Electricity


Draper compared to South Dakota 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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