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Hyde County

Population in 2012: 804 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 

Males: 382  (47.5%)
Females: 422  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  47.4 years
South Dakota median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 57345.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,090 (it was $29,135 in 2000)
Highmore:

$43,090
South Dakota:

$48,321
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,314

Highmore city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $62,906 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Highmore:

$62,906
South Dakota:

$131,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,962; Detached houses: $76,452; Mobile homes: $37,647

Median gross rent in 2011: $428.

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  • White alone - 727 (91.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (5.7%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Highmore: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (33.4%), Irish (14.3%), Norwegian (12.6%), English (5.3%), Polish (3.8%), Czech (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 6/30/1882

Elevation: 1888 feet

Land area: 1.91 square miles.

Population density: 421 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Highmore:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Highmore city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,068 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $897 (1.5%)

Highmore satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (150.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (284.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (620.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ree Heights, SD (3.4 miles) , Harrold, SD (3.8 miles ), Miller, SD (4.7 miles ), St. Lawrence, SD (5.0 miles ), Blunt, SD (5.2 miles ), Lower Brule, SD (5.6 miles ), Orient, SD (5.6 miles) , Fort Thompson, SD (5.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.52 N, Longitude: 99.44 W

Area code: 605

Highmore household income distribution Highmore home values distribution

Crime rates in Highmore (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (125.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (125.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 14.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Crime rates in Highmore (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (125.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (125.5 per 100,000)
  • 10 thefts (1254.7 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 99.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
South Dakota average:

1.83

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+2.3%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Highmore-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/3/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Highmore city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/9/1971, a category F3 tornado 31.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Highmore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 91% 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 21.1 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 69.5 miles away from Highmore center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.6 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 61.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from Highmore center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hyde County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Highmore, SD

Airports located in Highmore:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Highmore:

  • South Dakota State University (about 132 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of Mary (about 165 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 173 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of South Dakota (about 174 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 182 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Wayne State College (about 200 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 200 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)

Public high school in Highmore:

Public elementary/middle schools in Highmore:

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Library in Highmore:

  • HYDE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $52,264; Location: 107 COMMERCIAL AVE SE; 15,408 books; 423 audio materials; 545 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Highmore: Highmore Fire Department and Ambulance (A), Hyde County Library (B), Hyde County Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Prairie View Motel (220 USHighway 14 West).

 
Hyde 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 2011: 12.1%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Highmore, SD

38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
37 people in nursing homes in 2000

Highmore compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Highmore (2011 data):

  • Quoin Financial Bank: Highmore Branch at 209 Commercial Street Se, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/18: Bank assets: $130.7 mil, Deposits: $115.1 mil, headquarters in Miller, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: M & H Financial Services, Inc.
  • Heartland State Bank: Highmore Branch at 112 Commercial Avenue, branch established on 1994/01/10. Info updated 2007/04/17: Bank assets: $71.0 mil, Deposits: $57.7 mil, headquarters in Redfield, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Wessington Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Highmore travel time to work - commute


Highmore mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Highmore (based on Hyde County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.78%
Here76.8%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Hyde County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hyde County:

9.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hyde County:

29.8%
State:

27.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll


5.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,172 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



8.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.38%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Highmore:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Highmore:

  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-FM (94.5 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Highmore:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Highmore fatal accident list:

Jul 15, 2008 04:46 PM, Us-14, Sr-47, Lat: 44.527547, Lon: -99.441594, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 1988 05:40 AM, 47, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 1, 1987 09:15 AM, Us 14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Highmore)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Highmore, SD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Various Locations (Lat: 44.544972 Lon: -99.488167), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNN631
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/1998, Expiration Date: 08/04/2008, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2008
    Registrant: Phone: (724) 430-3974
  • Highmore Sub, 2nd Street South East And 338th Avenue (Lat: 44.520750 Lon: -99.421833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.8 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQNE257
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2011, Expiration Date: 01/05/2021, Certifier: Kirt P Mayson
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway St, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-3845, Fax: (406) 497-3158, Email:
  • HIGHMORE, 11 Mi S (Lat: 44.352778 Lon: -99.457500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 63 m, Call Sign: WBD225
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/2010, Expiration Date: 06/30/2020
    Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 East Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503, Phone: (701) 557-5672, Fax: (701) 557-5322, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 6 1/2 Blocks South & 2 Blocks East Of U.S. Post Office (Lat: 44.512472 Lon: -99.429556), Call Sign: KNKD295
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.720 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2003
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • .5 Miles W Of S.H. 47; 11 Miles S Of Town (Lat: 44.354139 Lon: -99.452861), Call Sign: KNKI376, Licensee ID: L00002622
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.150 MHz, 459.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019
    Registrant: Pierre Radio Paging And Telephone Corporation, Inc., 1520 North Garfield Box 99, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-2848

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB0EYA, Licensee ID: L00636586
    Grant Date: 03/13/2013, Expiration Date: 05/11/2023, Certifier: John J Sleger
    Registrant: John J Sleger, Highmore, SD 57345
  • Call Sign: KC0AF, Licensee ID: L00079233
    Grant Date: 04/15/1996, Expiration Date: 04/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2008
    Registrant: James M Whipple, Box 173, Highmore, SD 57345
  • Call Sign: N0WRP, Licensee ID: L00636638
    Grant Date: 02/10/2003, Expiration Date: 05/11/2013
    Registrant: Adeline H Whipple, Box 173, Highmore, SD 57345
  • Call Sign: AD7BA, Previous Call Sign: KD7MEU, Licensee ID: L00334632
    Grant Date: 08/19/2011, Expiration Date: 08/19/2021, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2011, Certifier: Michael D Bryan
    Registrant: Michael D Bryan, 316 Commercial Ave Se, Highmore, SD 57345
  • Call Sign: N0ICW, Previous Call Sign: AD7BA, Licensee ID: L00334632
    Grant Date: 09/20/2011, Expiration Date: 09/20/2021, Certifier: Michael D Bryan
    Registrant: Michael D Bryan, 316 Commercial Ave Se, Highmore, SD 57345


FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Highmore)


Most common first names in Highmore, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2277.6 years
James1573.3 years
Mary1584.6 years
William1380.7 years
Robert1271.2 years
Henry1283.2 years
Charles1081.9 years
Frank1076.4 years
George981.6 years
Anna986.7 years
Most common last names in Highmore, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bouzek1180.8 years
Lusk977.1 years
Larson976.5 years
Christensen983.6 years
Jensen985.9 years
Lafurge875.7 years
Johnson876.5 years
Haiwick780.9 years
Taylor758.4 years
Hanson678.3 years
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