Ethan, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 324 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 138  (42.8%)
Females: 186  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57334.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,216 (it was $37,917 in 2000)
Ethan:

$56,216
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,627 (it was $14,897 in 2000)

Ethan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,157 (it was $54,400 in 2000)
Ethan:

$82,157
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $109,440; Detached houses: $108,219

Median gross rent in 2016: $698.

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  • Races in Ethan, SD (2010)

    Ethan races chart
    • 32397.6%White alone
    • 41.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.9%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ethan: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (74.1%), Dutch (4.5%), American (4.1%), Norwegian (4.1%), Irish (1.8%), Czech (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1344 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 1,326 people per square mile   (low).

Ethan,SD real estate house value index trend

Ethan, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Ethan:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ethan town:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ethan, South Dakota as of December 16, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Ethan to the number of sex offenders is 430 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,680 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,146 (1.7%)

Ethan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (62.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (187.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (536.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dimock, SD (2.2 miles) , Parkston, SD (3.2 miles ), Mitchell, SD (3.4 miles ), Milltown, SD (3.5 miles) , Alexandria, SD (3.6 miles ), Fulton, SD (3.9 miles) , Mount Vernon, SD (4.2 miles ), Loomis, SD (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 43.55 N, Longitude: 97.98 W

Area code: 605

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

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Ethan, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ethan-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Ethan town center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 5/14/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the town center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Ethan-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 65% 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 84.8 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 633.2 miles away from Ethan 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 70.8 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 29.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 175.2 miles away from Ethan center
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 391.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Davison County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, 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).
Ethan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ethan:

  • AVERA ST BENEDICT HEALTH CENTER - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PARKSTON, SD)
  • AVERA BORMANN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARKSTON, SD)
  • AVERA BRADY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • DAKOTA PHYSICAL THERAPY HHC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • MITCHELL RETIREMENT NRSG CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • MITCHELL CMTY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ethan:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 61 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 76 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota State University (about 81 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Wayne State College (about 103 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 108 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 111 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 128 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high school in Ethan:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ethan:

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Notable location: Ethan Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Davison 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: 5.2%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
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: 1.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ethan town (based on Davison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,0544
Mainline Protestant5,00411
Evangelical Protestant2,96120
Other1792
None5,306-
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: 3
Davison County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Davison County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Davison County:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Davison County:

27.7%
South Dakota:

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

15.9%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.3%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.1%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Ethan:

29.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.0%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.5%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Ethan:

53.8%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.2%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ethan, SD Residents
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$1,067
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$305
Streets and Highways 1$2,472$29,6640$0
Totals for Government 1$2,472$29,6644$1,372

7.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($33,034 average AGI)
from Sanborn County, SD  0.38% ($41,233)
from Hutchinson County, SD  0.28% ($27,727)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.04% ($32,827 average AGI)
to Pennington County, SD  0.28% ($33,727)
to Aurora County, SD  0.27% ($26,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ethan:

  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ethan:

  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ethan:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Ethan Bps Ne23 T101n R59w (Lat: 43.540806 Lon: -97.866194), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WGP270
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHzGrant Date: 10/20/1997, Expiration Date: 10/20/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/19/2003, Certifier: Archie JuhnkeRegistrant: Micro Comm Inc, 6980 W 153rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223, Fax: (913) 681-2753

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

  • ETHAN (Population served: 331, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Most common first names in Ethan, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John865.1 years
William882.3 years
Mary879.0 years
Henry781.3 years
Alfred483.5 years
Joseph479.2 years
Clara473.2 years
Albert485.5 years
Melvin466.5 years
Leonard471.3 years
Most common last names in Ethan, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Adams1176.1 years
Freidel876.2 years
Wittstruck876.0 years
Mcbrayer668.0 years
Tilberg680.5 years
Erpenbach676.3 years
Puetz575.2 years
Graves574.6 years
Hoffman576.6 years
Pollreisz476.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Ethan compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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