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Current weather forecast for Ellsworth AFB, SD
Population in July 2007: 4,142.
Males: 2,250  (54.3%)
Females: 1,892  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  21.9 years
South Dakota median age:  35.6 years

Zip codes: 57719.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,568 (it was $31,919 in 2000)
Ellsworth AFB:

$42,568
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,056

Ellsworth AFB CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $21,180 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Ellsworth AFB:

$21,180
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,848; Townhouses or other attached units: $51,148; Mobile homes: $39,344

Median gross rent in 2009: $837.

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  • White alone - 3,305 (79.4%)
  • Hispanic - 276 (6.6%)
  • Black alone - 265 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 172 (4.1%)
  • Asian alone - 94 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 37 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ellsworth AFB: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), English (10.2%), Scottish (6.8%), French (5.7%), Italian (5.7%), Swedish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 2,206 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ellsworth AFB:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ellsworth AFB CDP:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

53 residents are foreign born (4.4% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.9% North America).

This place:  3.8%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Ellsworth AFB CDP:  7.0% ($700)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (9.0 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (320.0 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (793.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Box Elder, SD (1.3 miles ), Ashland Heights, SD (1.8 miles ), Rapid Valley, SD (2.5 miles ), Green Valley, SD (2.7 miles ), Rapid City, SD (3.0 miles ), New Underwood, SD (3.5 miles ), Blackhawk, SD (3.5 miles ), Summerset, SD (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.14 N, Longitude: 103.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,355 (+32.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,587 (69.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Ellsworth AFB household income distribution Ellsworth AFB home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (56%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Average climate in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Ellsworth AFB-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Ellsworth AFB place center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ellsworth AFB-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.6 miles away from Ellsworth AFB center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2007 at 10:35:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from Ellsworth AFB center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 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 Meade County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ellsworth AFB topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Ellsworth AFB:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BLACK HILLS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - BELLA VISTA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • STATE HOME CARE SERVICES-SUBUNIT (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Ellsworth AFB, SD

College/University in Ellsworth AFB:

  • National American University-Ellsworth AFB Extension (Full-time enrollment: 72; Location: 1000 Ellsworth Street Suite 2400-B; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ellsworth AFB:

  • Black Hills State University (about 47 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 187 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Mary (about 212 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 216 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 228 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • University of Wyoming (about 234 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Colorado State University (about 268 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)

Library in Ellsworth AFB:

  • HOLBROOK LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,800; Location: 2650 DOOLITTLE DRIVE; 31,759 books; 2,524 audio materials; 1,164 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

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Meade County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.7. This is about average.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 5.88. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

5.88
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ellsworth AFB and their reported violations in the past:

U.S. AIR FORCE DET 21, ECRG (Address: 2900 DOOLITTLE DRIVE , Serves WY, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 0.9%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.4 people
South Dakota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  93.9%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.6%
Whole state:  4.8%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ellsworth AFB, SD

People in group quarters in Ellsworth AFB in 2000:

  • 541 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 25 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 3 people in military disciplinary barracks

Ellsworth AFB compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009


Ellsworth AFB travel time to work - commute


Ellsworth AFB mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ellsworth AFB CDP (based on Meade County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.65%
Here39.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents47.9%12.1%8.2%4.0%4.0%
Congregations17.5%5.0%7.5%5.0%7.5%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents3.6%3.5%3.4%2.3%11.1%
Congregations2.5%7.5%2.5%5.0%40.0%
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
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

25.6%
South Dakota:

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

11.2%
State:

14.9%

14.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.16%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

0.91% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,866 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.91%
South Dakota average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pennington County, SD  5.14% ($34,546 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.81% ($27,277)
from Butte County, SD  0.39% ($24,125)


15.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.32%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

1.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,351 average AGI)
Meade County:

1.20%
South Dakota average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pennington County, SD  5.24% ($30,479 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.78% ($21,062)
to Butte County, SD  0.32% ($41,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ellsworth AFB:

  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ellsworth AFB:

  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K212BE (90.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Ellsworth AFB:

  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0QAZ, Licensee ID: L00907444
    Grant Date: 10/13/2004, Expiration Date: 12/21/2014
    Registrant: Matthew T Insko, 882 Dunn Ct, Ellsworth Afb, SD 57706
  • Call Sign: KD7HSL, Licensee ID: L00198661
    Grant Date: 03/09/2010, Expiration Date: 03/09/2020, Certifier: Paul D De Jarnette
    Registrant: Paul D Dejarnette, 2630 Arnold Drive, Unit 658, Ellsworth Afb, SD 57706
  • Call Sign: KC0QFC, Licensee ID: L00699224
    Grant Date: 06/11/2003, Expiration Date: 06/11/2013, Certifier: Jeffery S Toney
    Registrant: Jeffery S Toney, 633 Beadle Ct, Ellsworth Afb, SD 57706



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$159,2751$270,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$91,450
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0115.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Businesses in Ellsworth AFB, SD

  • H&R Block: 1


Ellsworth AFB on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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