Garden City, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 53 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.4%
Males: 26  (50.0%)
Females: 27  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57236

Estimated median household income in 2016: $73,865 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Garden City:

$73,865
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,220 (it was $14,014 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $30,124 (it was $14,500 in 2000)
Garden City:

$30,124
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $157,442; Detached houses: $159,776; Mobile homes: $53,566
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    • 5094.3%White alone
    • 35.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garden City: 73.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (25.0%), Polish (16.7%), German (8.3%), Norwegian (8.3%), Scandinavian (8.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1840 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 134 people per square mile   (very low).

Garden City, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Garden City:

  • High school or higher: 96.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garden City town:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 59.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

2 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe).

This town:

2.8%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Garden City, South Dakota as of January 17, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Garden City to the number of sex offenders is 40 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $235 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $491 (1.3%)

Garden City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (106.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (211.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (541.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Henry, SD (2.8 miles ), Clark, SD (3.1 miles ), Bradley, SD (3.1 miles) , Wallace, SD (3.2 miles) , Naples, SD (3.7 miles) , Florence, SD (3.8 miles ), Crocker, SD (3.8 miles) , Lily, SD (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 44.96 N, Longitude: 97.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Garden City household income distribution Garden City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-22.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (42%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (58%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (40%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Garden City, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garden City-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Garden City town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garden City-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 77% 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 89.6 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 103.8 miles away from Garden City center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 642.0 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 79.8 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 165.1 miles away from Garden 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 91.8 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 Clark County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Garden City:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - CLARK (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLARK, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garden City:

  • Northern State University (about 56 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 60 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 96 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 100 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 103 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 104 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 117 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public elementary/middle school in Garden City:

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

Clark 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 2013 was 91.9. This is worse than average.

City:

91.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  81.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Garden City (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: Garden City Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1945/08/15. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.9
South Dakota average:

10.5

Garden City travel time to work - commute Garden City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garden City town (based on Clark County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,94514
Catholic4391
Evangelical Protestant2769
None1,031-
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: 2
Clark County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

28.8%
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$350
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$105
Water Supply 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 5$755

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Codington County, SD  1.09% ($23,214 average AGI)


7.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.76%
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 Codington County, SD  2.21% ($56,448 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garden City:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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 Garden City:

  • 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.)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Garden City:

  • 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.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: K7OMK, Licensee ID: L01074309, Grant Date: 10/18/2005, Expiration Date: 12/14/2015, Certifier: Glen E Harding, Registrant: Glen E Harding, 325 E Main, Garden City, SD 57236
  • Call Sign: KA0EYV, Licensee ID: L00859717, Grant Date: 05/06/2004, Expiration Date: 04/05/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2016, Certifier: Ralph R Hartley, Registrant: Ralph R Hartley, Route 1 Box 11, Garden City, SD 57236
  • Call Sign: KB0GDI, Grant Date: 03/13/1990, Expiration Date: 03/13/2000, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2002, Registrant: Helen M Harding, Box 133, Garden City, SD 57236
  • Call Sign: KE0AQN, Licensee ID: L01868388, Grant Date: 05/23/2014, Expiration Date: 05/23/2024, Certifier: David A Waples, Registrant: David A Waples, Garden City, SD 57236

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

HILLCREST COLONY (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-21-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
GARDEN CITY (Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-17-2007), St Public Notif issued (JUN-12-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2007)
  • 28 regular monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (29%)

Garden City compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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