For population 25 years and over in Hecla:
For population 15 years and over in Hecla city:
13 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.8% Oceania).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,202 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (93.8 miles , pop. 90,599).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (245.4 miles , pop. 382,618).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (591.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Ludden, ND (3.0 miles) , Claremont, SD (4.0 miles) , Frederick, SD (4.2 miles ), Oakes, ND (4.2 miles ), Ellendale, ND (4.4 miles ), Britton, SD (4.5 miles ), Columbia, SD (4.5 miles) , Kidder, SD (4.6 miles) .
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Latitude: 45.88 N, Longitude: 98.15 W
Area code: 605
Population change in the 1990s: -83 (-20.9%).
Work and jobs in Hecla: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Hecla, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Hecla-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Hecla city center .
On 5/20/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Hecla-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 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 62.4 miles away from Hecla center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Brown County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Clarence Schutte - Football player and coach.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.7%
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Religion statistics for Hecla city (based on Brown County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.54%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
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5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,736 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,256 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hecla)
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