Hosmer, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 204 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.9%
Males: 87  (42.9%)
Females: 117  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  57.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57448.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,323 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Hosmer:

$28,323
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,708 (it was $13,952 in 2000)

Hosmer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $27,936 (it was $14,300 in 2000)
Hosmer:

$27,936
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $45,745; Detached houses: $46,166; Mobile homes: $24,298

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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Hosmer races chart
  • White alone - 204 (98.1%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hosmer: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (59.8%), Russian (13.2%), Norwegian (9.8%), United States (4.7%), English (2.7%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1906 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile   (very low).

Hosmer, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Hosmer:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hosmer city:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Hosmer, South Dakota as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hosmer to the number of sex offenders is 103 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $292 (1.2%)

Hosmer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (105.9 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (305.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (643.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hillsview, SD (2.7 miles) , Roscoe, SD (3.3 miles ), Bowdle, SD (3.5 miles ), Eureka, SD (3.9 miles ), Java, SD (4.5 miles) , Long Lake, SD (4.8 miles) , Ipswich, SD (4.8 miles ), Tolstoy, SD (5.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $213,100

Latitude: 45.58 N, Longitude: 99.47 W

Area code: 605

Hosmer household income distribution Hosmer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-7.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (34%)
  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Bus drivers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)

Work and jobs in Hosmer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hosmer, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hosmer-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 27% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/24/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Hosmer city center injured one person.

On 7/31/1966, a category F3 tornado 21.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hosmer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 68% 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 550.2 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 94.3 miles away from Hosmer center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the city center
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 374.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 329.4 miles away from Hosmer center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edmunds County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hosmer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hosmer:

  • SENIOR CITIZENS HOME (307 E MAIN PO BOX 67)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Hosmer:

  • BOWDLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOWDLE, SD)
  • BOWDLE NH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BOWDLE, SD)
  • AVERA EUREKA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; EUREKA, SD)
  • EUREKA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (Hospital, about 16 miles away; EUREKA, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hosmer:

  • Northern State University (about 49 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 101 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 108 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 147 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 157 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 158 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 158 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public elementary/middle school in Hosmer:

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Edmunds County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

HOSMER (Population served: 208, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.0%
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: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
34 people in nursing homes in 2000

Hosmer compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Hosmer (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: at 102 W Main St, branch established on 1919/10/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17.9 mil, Deposits: $12.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: H2h Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hosmer city (based on Edmunds County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.44%
Here: 91.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents43.1%14.9%11.2%8.8%6.5%
Congregations19.0%9.5%9.5%4.8%14.3%
NameHutterian BrethrenAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchReformed Church in the United StatesOther
Adherents5.0%3.7%1.9%1.4%3.6%
Congregations9.5%4.8%4.8%4.8%19.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Edmunds County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Edmunds County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

20.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Edmunds County:

27.5%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,445$41,3400$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$306
Streets and Highways 1$2,834$34,0080$0
Welfare 22$47,687$26,01110$8,428
Other and Unallocable 1$2,435$29,2206$2,101
Totals for Government 25$56,401$27,07222$10,835

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Brown County, SD  3.19% ($29,787 average AGI)


7.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
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 Brown County, SD  3.34% ($35,480 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hosmer:

  • 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.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hosmer:

  • KQSD-FM (91.9 FM; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMLO (100.7 FM; LOWRY, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hosmer:

  • KQSD-TV (Channel 11; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Valley Telephone Coop Office (Lat: 45.576917 Lon: -99.475667), Call Sign: WGI629
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.785 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2005, Expiration Date: 10/17/2015
    Registrant: Western Communications, 3101 Airport Rd., Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-2054, Fax: (605) 224-8603, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MALSOM ISAAC B KR1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 454EM , Serial Number: 001
    Registrant (Individual): Isaac B Malsom, Po Box 176, Hosmer, SD 57448

Most common first names in Hosmer, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1682.2 years
Jacob1277.5 years
Martha981.4 years
Emma885.0 years
Arthur784.4 years
Christina791.4 years
Fred783.1 years
Edward583.8 years
Edwin574.4 years
August581.0 years
Most common last names in Hosmer, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mohr1477.9 years
Aman1381.5 years
Heier1076.8 years
Walth986.7 years
Ulmer876.6 years
Stoecker780.1 years
Neifer684.0 years
Gisi678.9 years
Guthmiller681.8 years
Hieb681.2 years

Hosmer on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #18 (57448) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries"
  • #93 (57448) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries"
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