Erwin, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 44 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.1%
Males: 25  (58.1%)
Females: 19  (41.9%)
Median resident age:  68.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57233

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,913 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Erwin:

$37,913
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,534 (it was $15,661 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $37,026 (it was $15,400 in 2000)
Erwin:

$37,026
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $38,997; Detached houses: $38,529
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  • Races in Erwin, SD (2010)

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    • 4191.1%White alone
    • 36.7%Hispanic
    • 12.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Erwin: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.5%), Norwegian (23.1%), American (15.4%), Pennsylvania German (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1830 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (very low).

Erwin, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Erwin:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 54.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erwin town:

  • Never married: 7.1%
  • Now married: 78.9%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $556 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $729 (1.7%)

Erwin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (74.7 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (207.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (525.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bryant, SD (2.7 miles ), De Smet, SD (3.0 miles ), Lake Preston, SD (3.0 miles ), Badger, SD (3.4 miles) , Hetland, SD (3.6 miles) , Lake Norden, SD (3.6 miles ), Willow Lake, SD (3.7 miles ), Bancroft, SD (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 44.49 N, Longitude: 97.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Erwin household income distribution Erwin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+38.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (46%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (46%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)

Average climate in Erwin, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Erwin-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the Erwin town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 31.2 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erwin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 69% 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 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Erwin center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 650.8 miles away from the city 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 139.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from Erwin 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 70.1 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 Kingsbury County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Erwin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Erwin:

  • BRYANT PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BRYANT, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY DE SMET (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DE SMET, SD)
  • AVERA DESMET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; DE SMET, SD)
  • KINGSBURY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LAKE PRESTON, SD)
  • KINGSBURY MEMORIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKE PRESTON, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - LAKE NORDEN (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LAKE NORDEN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Erwin:

  • South Dakota State University (about 35 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 72 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 84 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Northern State University (about 84 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 96 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 121 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Ridgewater College (about 125 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

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Notable location: Erwin Public Library (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kingsbury County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.0%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Erwin town (based on Kingsbury County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,48517
Catholic8573
Evangelical Protestant40310
Other1-
None402-
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: 4
Kingsbury County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kingsbury County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Kingsbury County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kingsbury County:

26.0%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$34
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$87
Totals for Government 0$0 4$121

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $4,000 ($90.91)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($22.73)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($22.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($22.73)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,000 ($68.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($90.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($22.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($45.45)
    General Support: $1,000 ($22.73)

6.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.10% ($20,609 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.77% ($29,938)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,157 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
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 Brookings County, SD  0.96% ($36,250 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.82% ($35,353)

Strongest AM radio stations in Erwin:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Erwin:

  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Erwin:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K38CQ (Channel 38; HURON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Jerry Heiberger, 1 Mi W (Lat: 44.488611 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 84.0, Overall height: 82 m, Registrant: 6058742181, , 312 4TH ST W
  • Jerry Heiberger, 1 Mi W (Lat: 44.488611 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 84.0, Overall height: 82 m, Registrant: 6058742181, Jerryhei@itctel.Com, 312 4TH ST W
  • 1 Mi W (Lat: 44.488611 Lon: -97.470278), Type: 84.0, Overall height: 82 m, Registrant: 7012230441, , 1717 E INTERSTATE AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • ERWIN, SD, 19773 441st Ave. (Lat: 44.517528 Lon: -97.389944), Call Sign: WQTJ757
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.577 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/19/2024, Certifier: Ryan D OlsonRegistrant: Buytwowayradios.Com, 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732, Phone: (803) 818-2228, Fax: (803) 985-8775, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 1 Mi W Of (Lat: 44.488556 Lon: -97.470333), Overall height: 84.1 m, Call Sign: WBD230
    Assigned Frequencies: 6675.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2000, Expiration Date: 06/30/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/08/2002Registrant: Phone: (701) 223-0441

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Electricity (24%)

Erwin compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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