Hitchcock, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 55  (58.8%)
Females: 39  (41.2%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57348

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,045 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Hitchcock:

$48,045
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,622 (it was $17,640 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $25,195 (it was $17,100 in 2000)
Hitchcock:

$25,195
SD:

$160,700

Median gross rent in 2016: $757.

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  • Races in Hitchcock, SD (2010)

    Hitchcock races chart
    • 8492.3%White alone
    • 33.3%Two or more races
    • 11.1%Black alone
    • 11.1%American Indian alone
    • 11.1%Asian alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hitchcock: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.1%), Norwegian (15.8%), Dutch (5.3%), European (3.5%), American (1.8%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 352 people per square mile   (very low).

Hitchcock, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Hitchcock:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hitchcock town:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,001 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $475 (2.2%)

Hitchcock satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (112.6 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (253.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (573.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tulare, SD (3.0 miles ), Broadland, SD (3.2 miles) , Wolsey, SD (4.0 miles ), Redfield, SD (4.2 miles ), Frankfort, SD (4.2 miles) , Wessington, SD (4.3 miles ), Huron, SD (4.6 miles ), Morningside, SD (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 44.63 N, Longitude: 98.41 W

Area code: 605

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

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-12.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)

Average climate in Hitchcock, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/7/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Hitchcock town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hitchcock-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 73% 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 602.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 57.1 miles away from Hitchcock center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 136.1 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 131.1 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 57.9 miles away from Hitchcock center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.0 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 Beadle County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, 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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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hitchcock:

  • Northern State University (about 57 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 84 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 110 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 132 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 141 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 144 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • University of South Dakota (about 148 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Public elementary/middle school in Hitchcock:

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

Beadle 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: 3.4%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hitchcock town (based on Beadle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,46314
Evangelical Protestant3,53122
Catholic2,2352
Other2232
None6,946-
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: 5
Beadle County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Beadle County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Beadle County:

8.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Beadle County:

29.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

14.9%
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$242
Totals for Government 0$0 4$592

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($234.04)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($95.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($95.74)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($63.83)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($42.55)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($31.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($31.91)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($21.28)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($74.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($85.11)
    All Other: $8,000 ($85.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($265.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($42.55)
    General Support: $2,000 ($21.28)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($170.21)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($95.74)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($10.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $92,000 ($978.72)

6.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,848 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.50% ($31,118 average AGI)
from Spink County, SD  0.18% ($51,583)
from Brookings County, SD  0.16% ($24,545)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.81% ($22,691 average AGI)
to Brookings County, SD  0.29% ($30,850)
to Davison County, SD  0.26% ($25,222)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hitchcock:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIJV (1340 AM; 1 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KQKD (1380 AM; 1 kW; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hitchcock:

  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZKK (105.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • K261CH (100.1 FM; CARPENTER, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K299AM (107.7 FM; CARPENTER, SD; Owner: CARPENTER TRANSLATOR GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Hitchcock:

  • 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.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hitchcock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3 Mi N & 2 1/4 Mi W (Lat: 45.674972 Lon: -98.360111), Call Sign: KNFF373, Licensee ID: L00435362
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.560 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2001, Expiration Date: 03/11/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2012Registrant: Allen Gatzke, Rr 1 Box 147, Hitchcock, SD 57348, Phone: (605) 266-2711
  • 40350 Sd Hwy 28 (Lat: 44.634444 Lon: -98.149444), Call Sign: WQSB646
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.330 MHzGrant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 08/27/2023, Certifier: Mike TschetterRegistrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1 Block West & 1/2 Block South Of U.S. Post Office (Lat: 44.624972 Lon: -98.408694), Call Sign: KNKD298
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.780 MHzGrant Date: 08/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2003Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N0VWZ, Grant Date: 03/16/1993, Expiration Date: 03/16/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/17/2005, Registrant: Dewey L Minske, Box 84, Hitchcock, SD 57348
  • Call Sign: W0PMA, Grant Date: 07/31/1996, Expiration Date: 11/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/28/2002, Registrant: Bert C Stewart, 329 Cherry St Box 115, Hitchcock, SD 57348
  • Call Sign: WA0PNB, Licensee ID: L00222782, Grant Date: 11/27/2007, Expiration Date: 01/13/2018, Certifier: Norval F Goehring, Registrant: Norval F Goehring, 131 Maple Ave, Hitchcock, SD 57348-2007

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

  • HITCHCOCK (Population served: 91, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Other fuel (9%)

Hitchcock compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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