Draper, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 80 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 40  (50.8%)
Females: 40  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  50.7 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57531

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,096 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Draper:

$35,096
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,318 (it was $13,621 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,847 (it was $29,100 in 2000)
Draper:

$105,847
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $95,281; Detached houses: $95,281
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  • White alone - 81 (98.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Draper: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Norwegian (22.0%), Irish (10.2%), Swedish (10.2%), Dutch (8.5%), Czech (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/5/1910

Elevation: 2257 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 124 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Draper:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Draper town:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $786 (0.7%)

Draper satellite photo by USGS

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

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

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-25.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (64%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (43%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

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 Draper 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 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 Jones County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.8%
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

Draper compared to South Dakota 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (40%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Draper town (based on Jones County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.78%
Here: 61.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents38.4%32.7%16.4%11.0%1.5%
Congregations22.2%22.2%22.2%22.2%11.1%
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: 2
Jones County:

19.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

47.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

28.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

29.0%
South Dakota:

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
Totals for Government 0$0 4$463

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $11,000 ($137.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($87.50)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($75.00)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($25.00)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($25.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($75.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($112.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($37.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($75.00)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($25.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($25.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($25.00)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($75.00)

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($20,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Draper)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private 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: 11/02/2005, Expiration Date: 01/10/2016, Certifier: Michael Kurle
    Registrant: West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems, Inc., 307 Main St., Murdo, SD 57559, Phone: (605) 669-2931, Fax: (605) 669-3022, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5422H , Serial Number: 18-13, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William Valburg, 28628 Valburg Pl, Draper, SD 57531
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6387N , Serial Number: 518, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Robert Fuoss Inc, Rr1 Box 55, Draper, SD 57531
  • Aircraft: CONDOR SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582UL DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6600B , Serial Number: A177CDR, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Curtis M Horsley, 28240 224th St, Draper, SD 57531
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7DC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85087 , Serial Number: 7AC-3818, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Philip G Mathews, 27858 Army Pl, Draper, SD 57531
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 92098 , Serial Number: 18260042, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/17/1969
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bill J Valburg, Rr 1 Box 78, Draper, SD 57531, Other Owners: Barry L Valburg

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