Emery, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 456 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 
Males: 227  (49.8%)
Females: 229  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57332.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,743 (it was $28,958 in 2000)
Emery:

$44,743
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,141 (it was $17,324 in 2000)

Emery city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,805 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Emery:

$68,805
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $67,044; Detached houses: $67,016; Mobile homes: $69,203

Median gross rent in 2012: $550.

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  • White alone - 440 (98.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Emery: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (54.0%), Irish (8.3%), United States (5.8%), Czech (4.3%), Norwegian (3.6%), Dutch (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 6/19/1917

Elevation: 1382 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,304 people per square mile   (low).

Emery, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Emery:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emery city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,044 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,087 (1.9%)

Emery satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (44.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (181.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (519.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bridgewater, SD (2.7 miles ), Spencer, SD (3.0 miles) , Alexandria, SD (3.0 miles ), Farmer, SD (3.0 miles) , Fulton, SD (3.6 miles) , Dolton, SD (3.8 miles) , Salem, SD (3.8 miles ), Milltown, SD (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 43.60 N, Longitude: 97.62 W

Area code: 605

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

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +24 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (16%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Emery, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Emery-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Emery city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Emery-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 98.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 650.3 miles away from Emery center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 162.7 miles away from the city center
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 44.6 miles away from Emery center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 157.5 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 Hanson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Emery topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Emery:

  • DIAMOND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SALEM (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SALEM, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emery:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 43 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 65 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 67 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 100 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 101 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Northeast Community College (about 109 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 110 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high school in Emery:

Public elementary/middle schools in Emery:

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Notable locations in Emery: Emery Volunteer Fire Department (A), Emery City Office (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hanson 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 Emery and their reported violations in the past:

EMERY (Population served: 447, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Emery that have no violations reported:

  • HANSON RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,463, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • HANSON RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,463, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • HANSON RURAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 2,463, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Emery compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Emery (2011 data):

  • The Security State Bank: at 117 N Third St, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $36.8 mil, Deposits: $31.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Emery Security Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Emery city (based on Hanson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.63%
Here: 67.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchNorth American Baptist ConferenceLutheran ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents48.8%17.4%12.5%9.4%11.8%
Congregations27.3%9.1%18.2%18.2%27.3%
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: 1
Hanson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Hanson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hanson County:

28.2%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,750
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$698
Streets and Highways 1$3,108$37,2960$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$9,102
Totals for Government 1$3,108$37,29615$11,550

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($135.96)
    General - Other: $58,000 ($127.19)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($118.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($87.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($54.82)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($50.44)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($24.12)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($21.93)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $54,000 ($118.42)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $61,000 ($133.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($57.02)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($28.51)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($2.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $72,000 ($157.89)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($6.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($140.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($4.39)
  • Tax - Property: $70,000 ($153.51)
    Total General Sales: $44,000 ($96.49)
    NEC: $6,000 ($13.16)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($8.77)

Emery government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $188,000 ($412.28)

6.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davison County, SD  0.79% ($37,214 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.62% ($29,545)


7.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davison County, SD  0.89% ($30,500 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.56% ($41,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Emery:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emery:

  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Emery:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Emery fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 1981 12:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Spencer Bps Ne 19 T102n R56 W (Lat: 43.629972 Lon: -97.555611), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPMY255
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2004, Expiration Date: 03/24/2014, Certifier: Archie Juhnke
    Registrant: Micro-Comm Inc, 15895 S Plumm Rd, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • Lat: 43.600556 Lon: -97.622222, Call Sign: WQCU501
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/26/2005, Expiration Date: 05/26/2015, Certifier: Angel M Kotas
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Emery)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS ZL-60 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 609HG , Serial Number: 6632, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Harold Graves, Po Box 1195, Emery, SD 57332
  • Aircraft: BOLAND BRIAN J TRAVELLER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 993CT , Serial Number: 66, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 09/21/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Harold Graves, 411 N 6th St # 1195, Emery, SD 57332

Most common first names in Emery, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1582.8 years
Mary1285.8 years
Albert1078.2 years
William1081.6 years
Henry778.4 years
Anna680.5 years
Fred675.8 years
Martha684.2 years
Dorothy587.6 years
Helen580.2 years
Most common last names in Emery, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hofer1280.9 years
Janssen1284.8 years
Terveen1178.7 years
Klock980.2 years
Heiter884.9 years
Jucht785.0 years
Hanssen781.7 years
Berg681.0 years
Weeldreyer681.7 years
Walter682.3 years

Emery on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
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