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Custer County

Population in 2012: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 

Males: 43  (50.6%)
Females: 42  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  45.1 years
South Dakota median age:  40.7 years

Zip code: 57738

Estimated median household income in 2011: $40,888 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Fairburn:

$40,888
South Dakota:

$48,321
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $21,185

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $93,118 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Fairburn:

$93,118
South Dakota:

$131,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $93,657; Detached houses: $110,711; Mobile homes: $57,656

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  • White alone - 77 (90.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (4.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairburn: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.5%), English (18.8%), Irish (17.4%), Swedish (14.5%), United States (14.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1919

Elevation: 3289 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 258 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Fairburn:

  • High school or higher: 82.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairburn town:

  • Never married: 2.3%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.2%
  • Divorced: 22.7%

0 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.0%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,125 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $293 (0.6%)

Fairburn satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (27.0 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (279.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

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

Fairburn household income distribution Fairburn home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+29.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (58%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fairburn:

  • CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CRITICAL ACCESS HOSP (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; CUSTER, SD)

Airports located in Fairburn:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairburn:

  • Black Hills State University (about 65 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 168 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 196 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • University of Wyoming (about 205 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Colorado State University (about 236 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 240 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 9,984)
  • Aims Community College (about 241 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)

Public elementary/middle school in Fairburn:

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Notable location: Fairburn Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Custer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
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.
City:

0.640
U.S.:

9.388
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.
City:

9.39
U.S.:

22.06
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.
City:

6.86
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.3%

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fairburn compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Fairburn travel time to work - commute


Fairburn mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (30%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fairburn (based on Custer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.11%
Here41.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents32.9%22.7%17.9%5.0%5.0%
Congregations11.8%11.8%11.8%5.9%5.9%
NameLutheran Church The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.8%3.2%2.9%2.2%3.4%
Congregations5.9%5.9%17.6%5.9%17.6%
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: 2
Custer County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Custer County:

8.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

24.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Custer County:

26.4%
South Dakota:

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

14.7%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$286
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$138
Totals for Government 0$0 4$424


11.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.22%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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:
from Pennington County, SD  2.98% ($34,458 average AGI)
from Fall River County, SD  0.68% ($23,421)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.47% ($32,385)


10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.71%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

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:
to Pennington County, SD  3.15% ($35,057 average AGI)
to Fall River County, SD  0.54% ($24,133)
to Meade County, SD  0.36% ($32,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairburn:

  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFCR (1490 AM; 1 kW; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairburn:

  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZMX-FM (96.7 FM; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Fairburn:

  • K55AV (Channel 55; PRINGLE, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELLCOMM.)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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.)
  • K28DP (Channel 28; CUSTER, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)

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
  • Rocky Ford, Nw 1/4 Of Nw 1/4 Of Section 21, Township 41n, Range 45 W, Bia Highway No. 2 (Lat: 43.518972 Lon: -102.699722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.6 m, Overall height: 151.8 m, Call Sign: WPSD943
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/2011, Expiration Date: 03/23/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • FAIRBURN, 2.3 Mi Ssw Of (Lat: 43.654694 Lon: -103.227111), Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.2 m, Call Sign: KYN76
    Assigned Frequencies: 3750.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4010.00 MHz, 4090.00 MHz, 4090.00 MHz... (+8 more)
    Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020
    Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30043, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SMITH JACK M MK-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4243R , Serial Number: 2234
    Registrant (Individual): Jack M Smith, Po Box 94, Fairburn, SD 57738


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