Fairfax, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 114 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 
Males: 48  (42.9%)
Females: 66  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  57.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip code: 57335

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,801 (it was $19,844 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$22,801
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,269 (it was $12,805 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $36,586 (it was $14,400 in 2000)
Fairfax:

$36,586
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $159.

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    Fairfax races chart
    • 11297.4%White alone
    • 21.7%Black alone
    • 10.9%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fairfax: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (66.7%), Czech (6.3%), English (4.0%), Dutch (3.2%), Irish (3.2%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1932 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 384 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fairfax:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairfax town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 23.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.8%
South Dakota:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $785 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $371 (2.8%)

Fairfax satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-14.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (43%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Fairfax, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairfax-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 12% 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 near South Dakota state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 596.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.0 miles away from Fairfax 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 the city 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 342.1 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 57.0 miles away from Fairfax center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 230.7 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 Gregory County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairfax topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairfax:

  • BUTTE HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC. (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BUTTE, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairfax:

  • University of South Dakota (about 101 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 102 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 110 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 113 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 135 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • South Dakota State University (about 139 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Central Community College (about 151 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)

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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 2013: 6.8%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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 household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fairfax town (based on Gregory County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,1074
Evangelical Protestant1,0256
Mainline Protestant89113
Other11
None1,247-
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: 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 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$726
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$131
Totals for Government 0$0 4$857

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $6,000 ($52.63)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($52.63)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($52.63)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($35.09)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($78.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($70.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,000 ($157.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($52.63)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($8.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($70.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($35.09)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($105.26)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($17.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $1,000 ($8.77)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $219,000 ($1921.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $213,000 ($1868.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($52.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($131.58)

3.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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: 43.03155, Lon: -98.89903, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 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:

Businesses in Fairfax, SD

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