Fulton, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.3%
 
Males: 43  (46.3%)
Females: 51  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57340

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,528 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Fulton:

$40,528
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,174 (it was $13,062 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,037 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Fulton:

$75,037
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $122,640; Detached houses: $119,827

Median gross rent in 2016: $334.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fulton: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (59.6%), American (14.0%), Polish (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1328 feet

Land area: 0.85 square miles.

Population density: 110 people per square mile   (very low).

Fulton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Fulton:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fulton town:

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
South Dakota:

3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $740 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $695 (0.9%)

Fulton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (56.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (194.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (530.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alexandria, SD (2.3 miles ), Farmer, SD (2.6 miles) , Mitchell, SD (3.2 miles ), Spencer, SD (3.4 miles) , Emery, SD (3.6 miles ), Loomis, SD (3.9 miles) , Ethan, SD (3.9 miles ), Canova, SD (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 43.73 N, Longitude: 97.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+22.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (44%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (32%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (37%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Average climate in Fulton, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Fulton-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Fulton town center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 29.1 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fulton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 66% 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 85.8 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 638.9 miles away from Fulton 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 85.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 160.3 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 32.8 miles away from Fulton 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 401.9 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 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).
Fulton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fulton:

  • MITCHELL CMTY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • FIRESTEEL HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • WILGE MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • MITCHELL RETIREMENT NRSG CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fulton:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 54 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 66 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 80 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 111 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 114 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 115 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Northeast Community College (about 119 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: 1.9%
(1.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.4%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Fulton (2011 data):

  • Fulton State Bank: at 221 North Main Avenue, branch established on 1924/08/25. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $53.8 mil, Deposits: $47.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fulton 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$165
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$218
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$203
Totals for Government 0$0 5$586

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($180.85)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($138.30)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($42.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($31.91)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $5,000 ($53.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($53.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($53.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($138.30)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($42.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $85,000 ($904.26)

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 Fulton:

  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fulton:

  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • K204DW (88.7 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fulton:

  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K07QL (Channel 7; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 41966 255th St (Lat: 43.687944 Lon: -97.813139), Call Sign: WQSS820
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHz, 159.555 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 11/08/2023, Certifier: Donald JagerRegistrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 332-4144, Fax: (605) 331-6943, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WA0CFC, Licensee ID: L01316332, Grant Date: 08/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/18/2017, Certifier: Donald W O Neill, Registrant: Donald W O Neill, Box 15, Fulton, SD 57340
  • Call Sign: KD0HBO, Licensee ID: L01477369, Grant Date: 03/24/2009, Expiration Date: 03/24/2019, Certifier: Jessica A Reed, Registrant: Jessica A Reed, 41965 Sd Hwy 38, Fulton, SD 57340
  • Call Sign: KD0HBP, Licensee ID: L01477370, Grant Date: 03/24/2009, Expiration Date: 03/24/2019, Certifier: Jonathan R Reed, Registrant: Jonathan R Reed, 41965 Sd Hwy 38, Fulton, SD 57340

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 759MQ , Serial Number: 18266106, Year manufactured: 1977
    Registrant (Individual): Don Blumenberg, Po Box 17, Fulton, SD 57340
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8847C , Serial Number: 22-1459, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Donald D Blumenberg, Po Box 17, Fulton, SD 57340

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Fulton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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