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Gregory County

Population in 2012: 115 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 

Males: 53  (46.1%)
Females: 62  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  52.5 years
South Dakota median age:  40.7 years

Zip code: 57335

Estimated median household income in 2011: $32,361 (it was $19,844 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$32,361
South Dakota:

$48,321
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,986

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $46,559 (it was $14,400 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$46,559
South Dakota:

$131,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $41,828; Detached houses: $48,003; Mobile homes: $14,041

Median gross rent in 2011: $420.

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  • White alone - 112 (97.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fairfax: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (62.6%), Polish (16.7%), English (7.5%), Russian (2.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1932 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 387 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Fairfax:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfax town:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,393 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $364 (2.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (114.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (191.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (577.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bonesteel, SD (2.1 miles ), Anoka, NE (2.5 miles) , Butte, NE (2.9 miles ), St. Charles, SD (3.3 miles) , Naper, NE (3.4 miles) , Spencer, NE (3.8 miles ), Herrick, SD (4.0 miles) , Gross, NE (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 43.03 N, Longitude: 98.89 W

Fairfax household income distribution Fairfax home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-14.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (26%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Fairfax-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the Fairfax town center .

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.0 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairfax-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from Fairfax 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 57.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from Fairfax center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 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 Gregory County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfax:

  • University of South Dakota (about 101 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 5,598)
  • Northeast Community College (about 103 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 110 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 135 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Dakota State University (about 138 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Central Community College (about 151 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 162 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)

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

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.2%
(4.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  52.4%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fairfax compared to South Dakota state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Fairfax travel time to work - commute


Fairfax mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fairfax (based on Gregory County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.54%
Here71.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents36.0%16.4%13.8%10.1%9.5%
Congregations16.0%12.0%16.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%3.1%2.6%2.3%1.6%
Congregations8.0%4.0%12.0%4.0%8.0%
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: 6
Gregory County:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Gregory County:

14.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

24.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gregory County:

29.2%
South Dakota:

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

17.1%
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$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$90
Totals for Government 0$0 4$590

Fairfax government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,000 ($8.70)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $6,000 ($52.17)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($52.17)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($52.17)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($34.78)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($78.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($69.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($156.52)

Fairfax government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($52.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($8.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($69.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($34.78)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($104.35)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($17.39)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($8.70)

Fairfax government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $219,000 ($1904.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000 ($1852.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($52.17)

Fairfax government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($130.43)

4.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.15%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.15% ($25,579 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  0.67% ($33,545)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairfax:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairfax:

  • KVCX (101.5 FM; GREGORY, SD; Owner: VCY/AMERICA, INC)

Fairfax fatal accident list:

Sep 19, 2007 07:45 AM, Turney Ave, None, Lat: 43.031547, Lon: -98.899031, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 14, 1997 04:40 PM, Randall St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairfax)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • FAIRFAX, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 21, Township 95 N, Range 68 W (Lat: 43.037722 Lon: -98.899917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.6 m, Overall height: 150.3 m, Call Sign: WQKL728
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2009, Expiration Date: 07/07/2019, 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:
  • Fairfax, 36415 301st Street (Lat: 43.037722 Lon: -98.899917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.6 m, Overall height: 150.3 m, Call Sign: WQNG960
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 08/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 Twentieth Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:


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