For population 25 years and over in Fairburn:
For population 15 years and over in Fairburn town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $667 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (27.0 miles , pop. 59,607).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (288.1 miles , pop. 276,393).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (797.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Hermosa, SD (3.2 miles ), Buffalo Gap, SD (3.8 miles) , Keystone, SD (4.2 miles ), Pringle, SD (4.5 miles) , Custer, SD (4.5 miles ), Hot Springs, SD (4.7 miles ), Colonial Pine Hills, SD (4.7 miles ), Green Valley, SD (5.0 miles ).
Latitude: 43.69 N, Longitude: 103.21 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 605
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+29.0%).
Average climate in Fairburn, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fairburn-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/22/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Fairburn town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/11/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.5 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Fairburn-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 83% 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 43.9 miles away from the city 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 82.4 miles away from Fairburn 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 32.9 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 61.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/1998 at 16:26:38, a magnitude 3.4 (3.1 MB, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from Fairburn center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.6 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 Custer County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Airports located in Fairburn:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairburn:
See full list of schools located in Fairburn
Public elementary/middle school in Fairburn:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.640. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.86. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.0%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Fairburn compared to South Dakota state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Fairburn town (based on Custer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.11%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
11.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,128 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,645 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $2,000
Total average daily traffic: 40
Total average daily truck traffic: 1
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 40
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairburn)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.