Faulkton, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 744 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 349  (46.9%)
Females: 395  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  50.1 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57438.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,496 (it was $29,853 in 2000)
Faulkton:

$35,496
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,195 (it was $19,504 in 2000)

Faulkton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,841 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Faulkton:

$67,841
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $439.

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  • Races in Faulkton, SD (2010)

    Faulkton races chart
    • 70495.7%White alone
    • 131.8%Hispanic
    • 121.6%Two or more races
    • 30.4%Black alone
    • 30.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

Races in Faulkton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Faulkton: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.6%), Irish (8.2%), Norwegian (6.5%), United States (5.8%), English (5.1%), Dutch (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1589 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 710 people per square mile   (low).

Faulkton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Faulkton:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Faulkton city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Faulkton, South Dakota as of September 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Faulkton to the number of sex offenders is 247 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,065 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $631 (1.0%)

Faulkton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (146.5 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (286.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (615.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Orient, SD (3.0 miles) , Cresbard, SD (3.6 miles) , Rockham, SD (4.2 miles) , Seneca, SD (4.3 miles) , Onaka, SD (4.5 miles) , Chelsea, SD (4.6 miles) , Tolstoy, SD (5.2 miles) , Northville, SD (5.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $201,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.03 N, Longitude: 99.13 W

Area code: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-2.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Faulkton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Faulkton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Faulkton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Faulkton city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/26/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Faulkton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 70% 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 566.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 58.3 miles away from Faulkton center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 156.4 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 369.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from Faulkton 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 91.6 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 Faulk County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Faulkton topographic map

Birthplace of: Joseph H. Bottum - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Faulkton:

  • FAULK CO MEM HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, BOX 100)
  • FAULKTON AREA MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 1300 OAK STREET, PO BOX 100)
  • FAULKTON HEALTHCARE CENTER (1401 PEARL ST)

airports located in Faulkton:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Faulkton:

  • Northern State University (about 43 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 126 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of Mary (about 141 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 148 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 150 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 155 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 170 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public high school in Faulkton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Faulkton:

See full list of schools located in Faulkton

Library in Faulkton:

  • FAULK COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $61,608; Location: 810 COURT ST; 15,562 books; 475 audio materials; 570 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Faulkton: Faulkton Fire Department (A), Faulkton City Hall (B), Faulk County Library (C), Faulk County Courthouse (D), Faulk County Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Faulkton SD (700 Main Street), West Side Motel (1417 Main Street).

Faulk 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 2013: 6.8%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported
36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Faulkton in 2000:

  • 39 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Faulkton (2011 data):

  • Dacotah Bank: 117 8th Avenue South Branch at 117 8th Avenue South, branch established on 1935/12/06. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.

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

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Faulkton city (based on Faulk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8764
Mainline Protestant6384
Evangelical Protestant1988
None652-
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
Faulk County:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

17.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Faulk County:

27.3%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Faulkton:

53.4%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Faulkton:

21.8%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Faulkton:

6.0%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Faulkton:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Faulkton:

32.4%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Faulkton:

57.0%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

71.9%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Faulkton, SD Residents
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 1$2,489$29,8681$15
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$302
Streets and Highways 1$2,894$34,7281$95
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$256
Sewerage 1$2,408$28,8960$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$987
Totals for Government 3$7,791$31,16411$1,655

Faulkton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($16.13)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $106,000 ($142.47)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($68.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $48,000 ($64.52)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($59.14)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($56.45)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($29.57)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($5.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($2.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $122,000 ($163.98)

Faulkton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($37.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($14.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $106,000 ($142.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($21.51)
    General Support: $5,000 ($6.72)
  • Tax - Property: $104,000 ($139.78)
    Total General Sales: $90,000 ($120.97)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($6.72)

Faulkton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $500,000 ($672.04)

4.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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

5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Faulkton:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Faulkton:

  • KNBZ (97.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 50Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Faulkton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Faulkton, SD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Faulkton, Lat: 45.033611 Lon: -99.120833, Type: Mast, Structure height: 47.9 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQMD540
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: Derek W GoreckiRegistrant: Northern Wireless Communications Inc., 39456 133rd St, Bath, SD 57427, Phone: (605) 225-0310, Fax: (605) 725-1684, Email:
  • FAULKTON PLANT STA., Faulkton Plant Station 5th Ave. And Park St. (Lat: 45.037333 Lon: -99.120083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQNR358
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.043 MHz, 952.043 MHzGrant Date: 04/27/2011, Expiration Date: 04/27/2021, Certifier: Michael LeoneRegistrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway St., Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-3451

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0NZD, Grant Date: 10/16/1995, Expiration Date: 07/14/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2006, Registrant: Ben J Wurtz, Faulkton, SD 57438


FAA Registered Aircraft:

21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Faulkton)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Faulkton and their reported violations in the past:

FAULKTON (Population served: 736, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between AUG-02-2010 and MAY-04-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (AUG-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2011)
  • Public Education - Between FEB-03-2010 and MAY-06-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2010)
  • Public Education - Between AUG-07-2009 and MAY-06-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JAN-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2010)
EVERGREEN COLONY (Population served: 106, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2009)
BRENTWOOD COLONY (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-16-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2010)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Faulkton that have no violations reported:

  • BLUMENGARD COLONY (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Faulkton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1580.5 years
John1580.7 years
Margaret1184.5 years
Anna1086.6 years
William1078.3 years
Clarence1076.1 years
Frank985.5 years
Ernest778.3 years
Charles782.3 years
Walter781.0 years
Most common last names in Faulkton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bowar1180.2 years
Melius1080.4 years
Turner877.0 years
Roseland884.9 years
Holscher879.3 years
Hansen787.8 years
Hanson682.2 years
Roberts678.9 years
Miller684.5 years
Jones685.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Businesses in Faulkton, SD

  • Super 8: 1

Faulkton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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