Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

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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 2013: $42,089 (it was $31,919 in 2000)
Ellsworth AFB:

$42,089
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,383 (it was $11,362 in 2000)

Ellsworth AFB CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $20,944 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Ellsworth AFB:

$20,944
SD:

$138,400
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  • Races in Ellsworth AFB, SD (2000)

    Ellsworth AFB races chart
    • 3,30579.4%White alone
    • 2766.6%Hispanic
    • 2656.4%Black alone
    • 1724.1%Two or more races
    • 942.3%Asian alone
    • 370.9%American Indian alone
    • 110.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ellsworth AFB: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Irish (14.9%), English (8.2%), Italian (5.0%), Norwegian (4.6%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 2,206 people per square mile   (low).

Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota map

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: 26.0%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

155 residents are foreign born (1.5% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This place:

3.7%
South Dakota:

1.8%

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

Ellsworth AFB CDP:  7.0% ($700)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)
Ellsworth AFB satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (9.0 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (310.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (54%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Social assistance (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
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%)

Work and jobs in Ellsworth AFB: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ellsworth AFB-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 58% 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 significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 20% 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 376.3 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 174.3 miles away from Ellsworth AFB center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 532.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 141.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from Ellsworth AFB center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 380.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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

Hospitals and 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)
  • FOUNTAIN SPRINGS HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • WESTHILLS VILLAGE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; RAPID CITY, SD)

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

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 9 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 47 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 92 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Casper College (about 187 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 197 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • University of Mary (about 212 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 216 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 114. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

114
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.41
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.245
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.87. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.87
U.S.:

9.14

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

ELLSWORTH AFB (Population served: 6,000, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2005)
U.S. AIR FORCE DET 21, ECRG (Serves WY, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

13.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

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.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
South Dakota average:

11.2

Ellsworth AFB travel time to work - commute Ellsworth AFB mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31410
Catholic1,9887
Evangelical Protestant1,92520
Other2603
None18,947-
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: 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%

19.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.29%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.41%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pennington County, SD  8.62% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.61% ($37,250)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($35,750)


12.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,465 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.52%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pennington County, SD  4.79% ($30,702 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.75% ($21,714)
to Butte County, SD  0.32% ($27,000)

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"
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