Farmer, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 10 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -44.4%
Males: (50.0%)
Females: (50.0%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57311

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,335 (it was $14,375 in 2000)
Farmer:

$27,335
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,641 (it was $10,976 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $24,034 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Farmer:

$24,034
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $166,742; Detached houses: $170,160; Mobile homes: $39,488
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Farmer: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Farmer, SD collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (100.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 4/7/1920

Elevation: 1394 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 157 people per square mile   (very low).

Farmer, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Farmer:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Farmer town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Farmer town:  4.0% ($400)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

Farmer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (49.6 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (190.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (524.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Spencer, SD (2.2 miles) , Fulton, SD (2.6 miles) , Alexandria, SD (2.6 miles ), Emery, SD (3.0 miles ), Canova, SD (3.8 miles) , Salem, SD (3.9 miles ), Bridgewater, SD (3.9 miles ), Mitchell, SD (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 43.72 N, Longitude: 97.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-21.7%).

Average climate in Farmer, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Farmer-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Farmer town center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 23.0 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Farmer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 67% 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 92.1 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 645.5 miles away from Farmer 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 89.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 157.0 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 39.4 miles away from Farmer center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.3 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 Hanson County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Farmer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Farmer:

  • DIAMOND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SALEM (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SALEM, SD)
  • MITCHELL CMTY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Farmer:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 47 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 61 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 76 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 109 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 109 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 110 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Northeast Community College (about 117 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

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Hanson 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Farmer town (based on Hanson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,1844
Evangelical Protestant6686
Mainline Protestant1622
None1,317-
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: 1
Hanson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Hanson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hanson County:

28.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$77
Totals for Government 0$0 4$77

6.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
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 Davison County, SD  0.79% ($37,214 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.62% ($29,545)


7.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
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 Davison County, SD  0.89% ($30,500 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.56% ($41,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Farmer:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Farmer:

  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Farmer:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 4 1/4 Miles North; 3/4 Mi. W. Of I-90/Hwy 25 Junction (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN358
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 10/14/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: John T Scott IiiRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Deborah A McDermott, .3 Miles North (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: 68.6, Structure height: 46061 m, Overall height: 64 m, Registrant: 9198390300, Mprak@brookspierce.Com
  • Deborah A McDermott, .3 Miles North (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: 68.6, Structure height: 46061 m, Overall height: 64 m, Registrant: 9198390300, Mprak@brookspierce.Com
  • Andrew C Carington, .3 Miles North (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: 68.6, Structure height: 46061 m, Overall height: 64 m, Registrant: 2027762357, Rfolliard@cooley.Com, 1299 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW Suite- 700
  • .3 Mi N (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: 65.0, Overall height: 64 m, Registrant: 6053361100, , 501 S PHILLIPS AVE
  • JOHN HERTZ, .3 Miles North (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: 68.6, Overall height: 64 m, Registrant: 6053361100, , 501 SOUTH PHILLIPS AVENUE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi W 3 1/2 Mi N Of Hwy 25 & 38 (Lat: 43.758028 Lon: -97.729528), Call Sign: KNFX324, Licensee ID: L00508332
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHzGrant Date: 05/30/2002, Expiration Date: 06/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2012Registrant: Roster, Edward:roster, Clinton:roster, Don:roster, Lawrence Dba Roster Farming, 25033 424th Ave, Alexandria, SD 57311, Phone: (605) 239-4503
  • 3 Mi W 5 Mi N 1/2 Mi E Of Hwy 25 & 38 (Lat: 43.776361 Lon: -97.717861), Call Sign: KNFX325
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHzGrant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 06/30/2022Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 5 1/2 Mi N Of Hwy 25 & 38 (Lat: 43.783583 Lon: -97.666750), Call Sign: KNFX326, Licensee ID: L00508332
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHzGrant Date: 05/30/2002, Expiration Date: 06/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2012Registrant: Roster, Edward:roster, Clinton:roster, Don:roster, Lawrence Dba Roster Farming, 25033 424th Ave, Alexandria, SD 57311, Phone: (605) 239-4503

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Farmer, .3 Miles North Of Farmer, Sd (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: KAR39, Licensee ID: L00018147
    Assigned Frequencies: 6975.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/1979, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012Registrant: Young Broadcasting Of Sioux Falls, Inc.
  • Farmer, .3 Miles North Of Farmer, Sd (Lat: 43.731667 Lon: -97.685833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 64 m, Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WHS390, Licensee ID: L00018147
    Assigned Frequencies: 6900.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/30/1983, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012Registrant: Young Broadcasting Of Sioux Falls, Inc.
  • .3 Mi N Of (Lat: 43.731639 Lon: -97.685889), Overall height: 65.2 m, Call Sign: WLI529
    Assigned Frequencies: 2042.00 MHzGrant Date: 04/13/1993, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2009Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (33%)

Farmer compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below 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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