For population 25 years and over in Fort Thompson:
For population 15 years and over in Fort Thompson CDP:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,036 (4.3%)
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 ), Pukwana, SD (4.8 miles ), Kennebec, SD (4.9 miles ), Highmore, SD (5.6 miles ), Kimball, SD (5.7 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 2011: 52.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 52.7% 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 (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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