Hill City, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 1,008 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +29.2%
Males: 497  (49.4%)
Females: 511  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57745.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,544 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Hill City:

$47,544
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,561 (it was $15,789 in 2000)

Hill City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,167 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Hill City:

$190,167
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $246,093; detached houses: $272,414; townhouses or other attached units: $309,454; in 2-unit structures: $216,167; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $48,627; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,148; mobile homes: $58,231

Median gross rent in 2017: $811.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hill City: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.3% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents)
  • Races in Hill City, SD (2010)
    • 70774.6%White alone
    • 17918.9%Hispanic
    • 333.5%American Indian alone
    • 222.3%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

Races in Hill City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Hill City, South Dakota as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hill City is 276 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (26.6%), Norwegian (8.3%), Dutch (4.2%), English (4.1%), Irish (3.0%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/21/1945

Elevation: 4979 feet

Land area: 0.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,310 people per square mile   (low).

Hill City, South Dakota map

106 residents are foreign born (7.0% Latin America).

This city:

7.6%
South Dakota:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hill City city:

2.1% ($1,707)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (19.7 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (290.1 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (817.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Keystone, SD (2.8 miles ),
Custer, SD (3.4 miles ),
Johnson Siding, SD (3.5 miles ),
Colonial Pine Hills, SD (3.8 miles ),
Rapid City, SD (4.4 miles ),
Blackhawk, SD (4.5 miles ),
Hermosa, SD (4.5 miles ),
Summerset, SD (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 43.93 N, Longitude: 103.57 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Hill City, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hill City, SD in 2017
Hill City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $36,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $138,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $245,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Hill City, SD residents
Average permit cost in Hill City, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +77 (+11.0%).
Most common industries in Hill City, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.9%)
  • Educational services (14.9%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.1%)
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Hill City, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.4%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)

Average climate in Hill City, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hill City, South Dakota average temperatures Hill City, South Dakota average precipitation Hill City, South Dakota humidity Hill City, South Dakota wind speed Hill City, South Dakota snowfall Hill City, South Dakota sunshine Hill City, South Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 80.6. This is about average.

City:

80.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.49
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.486. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.486
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hill City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Hill City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/11/1991, a category F3 tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hill City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 353.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 146.5 miles away from Hill City center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 508.7 miles away from Hill City center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 358.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pennington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hill City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hill City:

  • CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CUSTER, SD)
  • CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CUSTER, SD)

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

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 21 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 42 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 83 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Casper College (about 159 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 177 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 206 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 207 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)

Public high school in Hill City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Hill City:

See full list of schools located in Hill City

Library in Hill City:

  • HILL CITY COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $61,166; Location: 488 MAIN ST; 13,705 books; 279 audio materials; 335 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hill City: Hill City Sewage Lagoon (A), Hill City Fire Department (B), Hill City Community Library (C), Hill City Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Major Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Newton Fork (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Chute Roosters Museum-rstrnt (101 Chute Rooster Road), Everything Prehistoric (Museums; 217 Main Street), Wade's Gold Mill (Museums; 12401 Deerfield Road), Black Hills Central Railroad (Amusement & Theme Parks; 113 Pine Mountain Avenue), National Park Service Offices (Tours & Charters; Mount Rushmore Nat).

Hotels: Super 8 Hill City MT Rushmore (209 Main Street), Harney Camp Cabins (Sylvan Lake Road), Rafter J Bar Ranch (12322 Rafter J Bar Road), Lode Stone Motel (23884 Highway 385), Black Hills Vacation Lodging (23851 Highway 385), Best Western Golden Spike Inn (106 Main Street), Pine Rest Cabins (South Highway 385), Mountain View Lodge (12654 S Highway 16), Robins Roost Cabins (12630 Robins Roost Road).

Pennington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hill City that have no violations reported:

  • HILL CITY (Population served: 948, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
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

Banks with branches in Hill City (2011 data):

  • First Interstate Bank: Hill City Branch at 351 East Main Street, branch established on 1952/10/17. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hill City:

Marital status in Hill City, SD
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

For population 25 years and over in Hill City:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hill City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hill City, SD (based on Pennington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,33867
Mainline Protestant14,19628
Catholic7,07210
Other3,76012
Black Protestant1861
Orthodox601
None59,336-
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: 16
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Pennington County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pennington County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Pennington County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

6.9%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.5%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pennington County:

14.3%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hill City:

46.2%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hill City:

42.5%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Hill City:

29.0
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.1%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hill City:

10.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hill City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.3%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hill City, SD Residents

Hill City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $242,000 ($240.08)
    Water Utilities: $206,000 ($204.37)
    Regular Highways: $175,000 ($173.61)
    Financial Administration: $166,000 ($164.68)
    Central Staff Services: $143,000 ($141.87)
    General - Other: $132,000 ($130.95)
    Police Protection: $108,000 ($107.14)
    Libraries: $82,000 ($81.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($64.48)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($56.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $31,000 ($30.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $6,000 ($5.95)
    Liquor Stores: $2,000 ($1.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000 ($140.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($76.39)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($34.72)
    General Public Building: $14,000 ($13.89)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($9.92)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($9.92)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($2.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($2.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $516,000 ($511.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($11.90)

Hill City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $339,000 ($336.31)
    Other: $7,000 ($6.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $17,000 ($16.87)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($11.90)
    Highways: $8,000 ($7.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $50,000 ($49.60)
    Rents: $36,000 ($35.71)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($25.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $257,000 ($254.96)
    Liquor Stores: $22,000 ($21.83)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $937,000 ($929.56)
    Property: $557,000 ($552.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($13.89)
    Other License: $9,000 ($8.93)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($1.98)

Hill City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,355,000 ($3328.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,145,000 ($3120.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000 ($208.33)

Hill City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,560,000 ($2539.68)

9.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.61%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.16% of residents moved from foreign countries ($804 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.16%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Meade County, SD  1.20% ($36,338 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.32% ($41,510)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.24% ($40,964)


8.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Pennington County:

0.10%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Meade County, SD  1.22% ($45,251 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.28% ($50,992)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.23% ($37,750)
Businesses in Hill City, SD
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Holiday Inn1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hill City:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KFCR (1490 AM; 1 kW; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hill City:

  • K280AJ (103.9 FM; HILL CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • K212BE (90.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hill City:

  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K55AV (Channel 55; PRINGLE, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELLCOMM.)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K33CO (Channel 33; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)
  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K28DP (Channel 28; CUSTER, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)

Hill City fatal accident list:

May 12, 2016 07:03 PM, Us-16 B, Lat: 43.927156, Lon: -103.575253, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 9, 2016 01:48 PM, Us-16, Lat: 43.937328, Lon: -103.562028, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 24, 2007 11:50 PM, Old Hill City Rd, None, Lat: 43.931431, Lon: -103.564383, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.3mTotal length
  • $486,000Total costs
  • 90,063Total average daily traffic
  • 5,543Total average daily truck traffic
  • 114,257Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hill City, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 91980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hill City, SD

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 13. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Hill City, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (70.9%), and Structure Fires (19.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hill City, SD
    • 15170.9%Outside Fires
    • 4219.7%Structure Fires
    • 167.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hill City, SD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Hill City, South Dakota:

  • Lantern Inn Motel, 131 Main St, Hill City, South Dakota 57745 , Phone: (605) 574-2582
  • Best Western Golden Spike Inn & Suites, 106 Main St, Hill City, South Dakota 57745 , Phone: (605) 574-2577, Fax: (605) 574-4719
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Hill City, South Dakota
Most common first names in Hill City, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1380.0 years
John1378.2 years
Robert1277.3 years
Charles979.0 years
James779.7 years
Thomas773.0 years
Walter676.7 years
Mary580.4 years
Carl574.4 years
Margaret583.2 years
Most common last names in Hill City, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1079.3 years
Haskell574.0 years
Cole561.8 years
King478.0 years
Anderson456.5 years
Buchholz477.0 years
Gregson480.5 years
Mcvey488.8 years
Roberson475.0 years
Goodsell378.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hill City, SD
  • 44.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.8%Electricity
  • 19.9%Wood
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hill City, SD
  • 48.2%Electricity
  • 30.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.1%Wood
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Hill City compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Hill City on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Indonesia (population 500+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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