Florence, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 373 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.7%
Males: 187  (50.4%)
Females: 186  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57235.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,378 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
Florence:

$48,378
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,785 (it was $15,003 in 2000)

Florence town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,603 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Florence:

$95,603
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $79,756; Detached houses: $86,620; Mobile homes: $64,708

Median gross rent in 2012: $650.

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Florence races chart
  • White alone - 363 (97.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Florence: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.8%), Norwegian (13.1%), Swedish (9.6%), Irish (6.6%), Polish (4.1%), Dutch (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 4/7/1907

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 0.66 square miles.

Population density: 565 people per square mile   (low).

Florence,SD real estate house value index trend

Florence, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Florence:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florence town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,163 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,083 (1.3%)

Florence satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (109.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (198.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (532.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Wallace, SD (2.8 miles) , Henry, SD (3.7 miles ), Garden City, SD (3.8 miles) , Watertown, SD (3.8 miles ), Bradley, SD (4.0 miles) , Waverly, SD (4.2 miles) , Waubay, SD (4.4 miles ), Lily, SD (4.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $47,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $60,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.05 N, Longitude: 97.33 W

Area code: 605

Florence household income distribution Florence home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +106 (+54.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (25%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Florence, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Florence-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Florence town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 tornado 18.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Florence-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.6 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 117.8 miles away from Florence center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 654.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from Florence 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 176.4 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 Codington County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Florence topographic map

Birthplace of: Rich Batchelor - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Florence:

  • PRAIRIE LAKES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • JENKINS LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WATERTOWN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Florence:

  • South Dakota State University (about 58 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Northern State University (about 63 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 88 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 89 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 92 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 104 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 107 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Public high school in Florence:

Public elementary/middle schools in Florence:

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

Church in Florence: New Helgen Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: New Helgen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Codington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 130. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

130
U.S.:

74

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1

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

FLORENCE (Population served: 374, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2011, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011)
  • Failure to Notify Other PWS - In JUL-10-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.7%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Florence compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Florence (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank: Florence Branch at 224 Main Street, branch established on 2000/09/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $55.7 mil, Deposits: $46.6 mil, headquarters in Summit, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

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 Florence town (based on Codington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.96%
Here: 82.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents37.4%23.3%11.1%9.2%5.9%
Congregations17.9%10.3%15.4%10.3%2.6%
NameUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%1.9%1.6%1.1%6.1%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%33.3%
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: 4
Codington County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Codington County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

10.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Codington County:

27.4%
South Dakota:

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

14.7%
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 16$6,523
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$4,060
Streets and Highways 0$0 4$430
Totals for Government 0$0 32$11,013

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.55% ($27,983 average AGI)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.38% ($44,244)
from Grant County, SD  0.33% ($28,917)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($38,400 average AGI)
to Hamlin County, SD  0.30% ($37,750)
to Brown County, SD  0.29% ($23,742)

Strongest AM radio stations in Florence:

  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Florence:

  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Florence:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Florence)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SPORTSMAN AVIATION LLC SPORTSMAN GS-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-390-X (210 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 406BW , Serial Number: 7271, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Pat N Springer, 16266 444th Ave, Florence, SD 57235

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Florence, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Clarence677.5 years
Edward579.0 years
Carl579.6 years
Donald480.0 years
Arthur475.0 years
Charles360.3 years
Agnes386.3 years
Elsie383.3 years
Harry373.3 years
Bernard367.7 years
Most common last names in Florence, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sumner765.6 years
Olson675.7 years
Thorson578.6 years
Halse577.2 years
Orthaus587.4 years
Maag584.4 years
Johnson585.4 years
Muller487.2 years
Tschakert479.5 years
Chilson481.8 years
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