Isabel, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 143 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -40.2%
Males: 62  (43.4%)
Females: 81  (56.6%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57633.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,988 (it was $14,643 in 2000)
Isabel:

$33,988
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,426 (it was $7,919 in 2000)

Isabel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $28,453 (it was $15,600 in 2000)
Isabel:

$28,453
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $21,508; Detached houses: $23,119; Mobile homes: $18,006

Median gross rent in 2012: $520.

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Isabel races chart
  • White alone - 102 (75.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (23.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Isabel: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.3%), French (10.3%), Norwegian (7.3%), English (4.6%), Irish (2.7%), United States (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/4/1911

Elevation: 2400 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (very low).

Isabel, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Isabel:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 17.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Isabel town:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 18.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $790 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $256 (2.0%)

Isabel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (103.0 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (394.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (730.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Timber Lake, SD (4.2 miles ), Green Grass, SD (4.2 miles) , Dupree, SD (5.0 miles ), Whitehorse, SD (5.3 miles) , North Eagle Butte, SD (5.3 miles ), Eagle Butte, SD (5.4 miles ), Bullhead, SD (5.6 miles ), Little Eagle, SD (6.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.39 N, Longitude: 101.43 W

Area code: 605

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

14.2%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-25.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Secondary school teachers (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5%)

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

Average climate in Isabel, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Isabel, South Dakota average temperatures Isabel, South Dakota average precipitation Isabel, South Dakota humidity Isabel, South Dakota wind speed Isabel, South Dakota snowfall Isabel, South Dakota sunshine Isabel, South Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Isabel-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/21/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Isabel town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1955, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Isabel-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 57% 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 454.7 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 292.4 miles away from Isabel center
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 128.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 234.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from Isabel center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 614.0 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dewey County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Airports located in Isabel:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Isabel:

  • University of Mary (about 98 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 103 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 127 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 135 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 144 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Chadron State College (about 195 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Minot State University (about 198 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)

Public high school in Isabel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Isabel:

See full list of schools located in Isabel, School District: ISABEL 20-2

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Notable locations in Isabel: Isabel Volunteer Fire Department (A), Isabel City Hall (B), Dewey County Ambulance Service Isabel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dewey 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 Isabel and their reported violations in the past:

ISABEL (Population served: 135, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.1%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Isabel compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Isabel (2011 data):

  • Western Dakota Bank: Isabel Branch at 200 Main Street, branch established on 1963/01/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $30.5 mil, Deposits: $28.1 mil, headquarters in Timber Lake, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Western Dakota Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Isabel town (based on Dewey County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.71%
Here: 58.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents29.3%23.5%14.2%9.2%8.5%
Congregations14.8%25.9%18.5%3.7%3.7%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.4%2.3%2.1%1.8%4.5%
Congregations3.7%3.7%7.4%3.7%14.8%
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: 2
Dewey County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Dewey County:

11.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Dewey County:

37.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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$637
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$93
Streets and Highways 1$2,390$28,6801$496
Totals for Government 1$2,390$28,6805$1,226

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Ziebach County, SD  0.61% ($15,917 average AGI)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Pennington County, SD  0.82% ($21,938 average AGI)
to Hughes County, SD  0.61% ($26,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Isabel:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Isabel:

  • KPSD-FM (97.1 FM; FAITH, SD; Owner: STATE BD. OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TV)

TV broadcast stations around Isabel:

  • KPSD-TV (Channel 13; EAGLE BUTTE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Isabel)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 4 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 45.401917 Lon: -101.371250), Structure height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WSW95
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/1999, Expiration Date: 08/18/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2009
    Registrant: Phone: (605) 773-4635

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 9.15 Miles West Of Isabel (Lat: 45.390250 Lon: -101.618472), Call Sign: KNKM920
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.570 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0MTG
    Grant Date: 05/24/1994, Expiration Date: 05/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2006
    Registrant: Frances E Rollason, 400 N Monroe, Isabel, SD 57633
  • Call Sign: KC0LI, Licensee ID: L01174538
    Grant Date: 07/22/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016
    Registrant: David H Rollason Jr, Box 41, Isabel, SD 57633
  • Call Sign: WA9WER
    Grant Date: 09/28/1993, Expiration Date: 09/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2005
    Registrant: John A Ruege Sr, Box 242, Isabel, SD 57633

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172I (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35643 , Serial Number: 17256881, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/14/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Keith W Dorsey, Po Box 228, Isabel, SD 57633
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 79298 , Serial Number: 13662, Airworthiness Date: 07/09/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ronald L Alley, Rr West Po Box 36, Isabel, SD 57633, Other Owners: Junella M Alley
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9472K , Serial Number: 108-2472, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1955
    Registrant (Corporation): D & D Oil Company Inc, Po Box 51, Isabel, SD 57633

Most common first names in Isabel, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John877.8 years
Fred581.0 years
William476.2 years
Helen378.7 years
Jacob385.0 years
Florence379.3 years
Harold372.6 years
Irene380.0 years
Lydia384.7 years
Bertha286.0 years
Most common last names in Isabel, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Alley575.4 years
Lindskov577.6 years
Locken572.3 years
Ehly578.2 years
Reichert490.5 years
Schuh477.5 years
Anderson373.3 years
Boldt388.7 years
Finkbeiner372.0 years
Stradinger386.0 years
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