Elkton, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 712 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 
Males: 430  (60.5%)
Females: 282  (39.5%)
Median resident age:

33.0 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57026.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,740 (it was $36,667 in 2000)
Elkton:

$58,740
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,887 (it was $18,912 in 2000)

Elkton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,523 (it was $52,100 in 2000)
Elkton:

$117,523
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $126,434; detached houses: $126,303

Median gross rent in 2017: $875.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elkton: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.9%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.3% for other race residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Elkton, SD (2017)
    • 53369.5%White alone
    • 18824.5%Hispanic
    • 405.2%Two or more races
    • 30.4%Black alone
    • 30.4%Other race alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Elkton, South Dakota as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elkton is 153 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (32.9%), Irish (9.8%), Norwegian (9.8%), American (2.3%), European (2.0%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/21/1908

Elevation: 1751 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 459 people per square mile   (low).

Elkton, South Dakota map

132 residents are foreign born (16.7% Latin America).

This city:

17.2%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,760 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,520 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (50.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (166.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (474.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ward, SD (2.4 miles),
Lake Benton, MN (3.1 miles ),
Bushnell, SD (3.2 miles),
Aurora, SD (3.3 miles ),
Flandreau, SD (3.8 miles ),
Brookings, SD (4.0 miles ),
White, SD (4.0 miles ),
Tyler, MN (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 44.24 N, Longitude: 96.48 W

Area code: 605

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $112,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $46,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $46,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Elkton, SD residents
Average permit cost in Elkton, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +74 (+12.3%).
Most common industries in Elkton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9.0%)
  • Machinery (7.2%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Wood products (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Machinery (11.5%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Wood products (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (13.3%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Wood products (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Elkton, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Elkton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elkton, South Dakota average temperatures Elkton, South Dakota average precipitation Elkton, South Dakota humidity Elkton, South Dakota wind speed Elkton, South Dakota snowfall Elkton, South Dakota sunshine Elkton, South Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.82
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Elkton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the Elkton city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elkton-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 101.5 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 145.1 miles away from Elkton center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 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 158.0 miles away from Elkton center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 699.9 miles away from Elkton 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 103.6 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 Brookings County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elkton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elkton:

  • RIVERVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FLANDREAU, SD)
  • AVERA FLANDREAU HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; FLANDREAU, SD)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS - BROOKINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • BROOKVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
  • WHITE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WHITE, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elkton:

  • South Dakota State University (about 17 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 39 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 49 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 94 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 101 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • University of South Dakota (about 103 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Public high school in Elkton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Elkton:

See full list of schools located in Elkton

Library in Elkton:

  • ELKTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,734; Location: 508 BUFFALO ST; 14,867 books; 150 audio materials; 865 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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

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

Tourist attraction: Elkton Community Museum (105 Elk Street).

Brookings 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 Elkton and their reported violations in the past:

ELKTON (Population served: 736, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
NEWDALE COLONY (Population served: 72, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2013)
  • Public Education - Between AUG-09-2008 and JAN-14-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2009), St Intentional no-action (JAN-28-2009)
  • Public Education - Between FEB-09-2008 and JAN-14-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.4%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
6 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Elkton (2011 data):

  • BankStar Financial: Bankstar Financial at 124 Elk Street, branch established on 1926/03/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.7 mil, Deposits: $48.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Elkton Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Elkton:

Marital status in Elkton, SD
  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Elkton:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
South Dakota average:

10.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elkton, SD (based on Brookings County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,44418
Catholic4,8445
Evangelical Protestant4,01829
Other6334
None15,026-
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
Here:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

5.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
State:

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

10.4%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elkton:

53.6%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.8%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.2
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Elkton:

19.1%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.6%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elkton:

33.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Elkton:

59.6%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elkton, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$2,164$25,9686$3,191
Financial Administration 1$2,402$28,8240$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,066$36,7920$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$996
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$718
Totals for Government 3$7,632$30,52814$4,905

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $68,000 ($95.51)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($46.35)
    Liquor Stores: $10,000 ($14.04)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $311,000 ($436.80)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($112.36)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($108.15)
    Water Utilities: $76,000 ($106.74)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($103.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($57.58)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($57.58)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($30.90)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($28.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($28.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($19.66)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($18.26)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($2.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($19.66)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $30,000 ($42.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($23.88)
    Liquor Stores: $2,000 ($2.81)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $181,000 ($254.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($19.66)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $91,000 ($127.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($58.99)
    Other: $5,000 ($7.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($11.24)
    Other: $3,000 ($4.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($36.52)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($4.21)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.81)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.81)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $326,000 ($457.87)
    Water Utilities: $108,000 ($151.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $98,000 ($137.64)
    Highways: $19,000 ($26.69)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($15.45)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $250,000 ($351.12)
    Property: $180,000 ($252.81)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.40)

Elkton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,166,000 ($1637.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,096,000 ($1539.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,000 ($98.31)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $523,000 ($734.55)

6.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.92% ($37,327 average AGI)
from Codington County, SD  0.27% ($35,065)
from Kingsbury County, SD  0.25% ($49,964)


8.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.28% ($40,075 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.40% ($42,674)
to Codington County, SD  0.30% ($41,943)

Businesses in Elkton, SD

  • Sprint Nextel: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elkton:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KJJQ (910 AM; 1 kW; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elkton:

  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K285EX (105.5 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KSDJ (90.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Elkton:

  • 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)
  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K50DG (Channel 50; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 12.9mTotal length
  • $4,147,000Total costs
  • 2,249Total average daily traffic
  • 117Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,658Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 48034 210th Street (114668) (Lat: 44.238583 Lon: -96.487222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN272
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Jct 3rd St & Buffalo St (Lat: 44.235528 Lon: -96.480889), Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WPCV350,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.475 MHz, Grant Date: 05/16/2013, Expiration Date: 08/03/2023, Registrant: Milbank Communications Inc., Milbank, SD 57252, Phone: (605) 432-6798, Email:
  • Lat: 44.183611 Lon: -96.571944, Call Sign: WQIH314,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.790 MHz, Grant Date: 12/20/2017, Expiration Date: 02/11/2028, Certifier: Randolph K Gross, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:
  • Lat: 44.339694 Lon: -96.547556, Call Sign: WQMZ956,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.667 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2010, Expiration Date: 11/19/2020, Certifier: Tom Davis, Registrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:
  • Lat: 44.333000 Lon: -96.725139, Call Sign: WQNS790,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 05/12/2021, Certifier: Doug Even, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 21965 482nd Ave (Lat: 44.200778 Lon: -96.566194), Call Sign: WQOK611,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.837 MHz, Grant Date: 10/27/2011, Expiration Date: 10/27/2021, Certifier: Brad Lynn, Registrant: M & H Communications, 604 7th Street Sw, Pipestone, MN 56164, Phone: (507) 825-5321, Fax: (507) 825-2641, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • ELKTON, Lat: 44.234611 Lon: -96.481111, Call Sign: WQHJ769,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, Grant Date: 07/29/2017, Expiration Date: 08/16/2027, Certifier: Michael Kampmann, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Elkton Self, 48034 210th Street (Lat: 44.238583 Lon: -96.487222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQSU841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2013, Expiration Date: 11/19/2023, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2014, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenvile Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0OVY, Licensee ID: L00138676, Grant Date: 08/07/2014, Expiration Date: 09/09/2024, Certifier: Wayne R Williams, Registrant: Wayne R Williams, Elkton, SD 57026-0275
  • Call Sign: KC0FFG, Grant Date: 03/17/1999, Expiration Date: 03/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/18/2011, Registrant: John E Bubach, Elkton, SD 57026-0026
  • Call Sign: W0TKV, Grant Date: 02/22/1995, Expiration Date: 02/22/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2007, Registrant: Harold G Smallfield, 403 W 2nd St, Elkton, SD 57026
  • Call Sign: KC0OFZ, Licensee ID: L00583117, Grant Date: 09/17/2012, Expiration Date: 10/17/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2018, Certifier: Arend Schuurman, Registrant: Arend Schuurman, 513 Antelope Street, Elkton, SD 57026
  • Call Sign: KC0PSR, Licensee ID: L00673682, Grant Date: 05/14/2013, Expiration Date: 04/21/2023, Certifier: Susan H Schuurman, Registrant: Susan H Schuurman, 513 Antelope St, Elkton, SD 57026
  • Call Sign: KD0ECO, Licensee ID: L01400287, Grant Date: 05/16/2008, Expiration Date: 05/16/2018, Certifier: John C Nilles, Registrant: John C Nilles, Elkton, SD 57026
  • Call Sign: NK0V, Previous Call Sign: KC0OFZ, Licensee ID: L00583117, Grant Date: 02/23/2018, Expiration Date: 02/23/2028, Certifier: Arend Schuurman, Registrant: Arend Schuurman, 513 Antelope Street, Elkton, SD 57026

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 290DS , Serial Number: 40.290, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Nakel Inc, Po Box H, Elkton, SD 57026
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER ENTERPRISES INC MXL II SPORT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 4474P , Serial Number: 304, Certificate Issue Date: 08/22/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas W Gow, Po Box 410, Elkton, SD 57026
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 06/14/2002, Exported to: New Zealand
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MXL (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5614X , Serial Number: 1229, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 12/21/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy A Gow, Po Box 160, Elkton, SD 57026

Most common first names in Elkton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1683.4 years
William1078.3 years
Mary983.7 years
Anna986.8 years
George883.0 years
Margaret774.1 years
Francis779.6 years
Henry783.1 years
Harold671.8 years
Louise588.4 years
Most common last names in Elkton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wiskur1181.0 years
Myers1081.8 years
Hammer984.9 years
Anderson675.0 years
Thielen684.7 years
Stuefen681.3 years
Oppelt583.4 years
Bebensee580.6 years
Bartelt570.0 years
Kruger584.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elkton, SD
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.3%Electricity
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 3.3%No fuel used
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elkton, SD
  • 65.2%Electricity
  • 34.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Elkton 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 above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Elkton on our top lists:

  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Guatemala (population 500+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 5 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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