For population 25 years and over in Fort Thompson:
For population 15 years and over in Fort Thompson CDP:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $571 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (139.5 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (260.2 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (613.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Lower Brule, SD (2.8 miles ), Reliance, SD (3.9 miles ), Oacoma, SD (4.2 miles ), Chamberlain, SD (4.3 miles ), Gann Valley, SD (4.7 miles) , Pukwana, SD (4.8 miles ), Kennebec, SD (4.9 miles ), Highmore, SD (5.6 miles ).
Latitude: 44.06 N, Longitude: 99.43 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Paddlefish Capital of the World
Area code: 605
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Average climate in Fort Thompson, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fort Thompson-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/16/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Fort Thompson place center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Fort Thompson-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 88% 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 10.6 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 93.3 miles away from Fort Thompson 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 51.1 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 35.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from Fort Thompson center
On 7/12/1998 at 16:28:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 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 Buffalo County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn - Editor.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Thompson:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 41.8%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 42.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Fort Thompson compared to South Dakota state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Fort Thompson CDP (based on Buffalo County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.97%
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Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
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7.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,150 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
8.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,556 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Fort Thompson fatal accident list:
Nov 22, 2007 07:50 AM, Bia-4, None, Lat: 44.058553, Lon: -99.436969, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Aug 11, 1993 07:22 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 2, 1990 12:05 AM, 47, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
May 29, 1981 03:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 909
Total average daily truck traffic: 118
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 1,050
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:7
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
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