Jefferson, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 502 (88% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 266  (53.1%)
Females: 236  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

38.5 years
South Dakota median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 57038.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,978 (it was $47,625 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$56,978
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,647 (it was $18,467 in 2000)

Jefferson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $111,186 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$111,186
SD:

$160,700

Median gross rent in 2016: $417.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.3%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Jefferson, SD (2010)
    • 53197.1%White alone
    • 81.5%Hispanic
    • 50.9%Two or more races
    • 30.5%Black alone

Races in Jefferson 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 Jefferson, South Dakota as of November 12, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jefferson is 119 to 1.


Crime rates in Jefferson by year

Type

2003

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(166.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(185.5)
1
(188.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(336.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(167.8)
1
(166.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(177.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 277.3)14.00.00.00.06.718.30.00.07.10.013.013.2

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City-data.com crime index in Jefferson, SD

Crime rate in Jefferson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
South Dakota average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (29.2%), French Canadian (10.1%), American (9.1%), French (7.0%), Swedish (6.4%), Irish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/8/1895

Elevation: 1119 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,737 people per square mile   (low).

Jefferson,SD real estate house value index trend

Jefferson, South Dakota map

12 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This city:

2.0%
South Dakota:

3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,013 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,036 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (11.3 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (97.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (457.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

North Sioux City, SD (2.5 miles ),
Ponca, NE (2.8 miles ),
Elk Point, SD (2.9 miles ),
Dakota Dunes, SD (3.0 miles ),
Westfield, IA (3.3 miles),
Jackson, NE (3.3 miles ),
Sioux City, IA (3.4 miles ),
Richland, SD (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 96.56 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, SD in 2016
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, SD in 2016
Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $38,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, SD residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +59 (+11.2%).
Most common industries in Jefferson, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (12.5%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Food (10.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Machinery (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.2%)
  • Food (10.6%)
  • Machinery (8.2%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (14.1%)
  • Food (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Jefferson, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.0%)

Average climate in Jefferson, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Jefferson city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/2003, a category F4 tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from Jefferson center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 213.5 miles away from Jefferson center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.3 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) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from Jefferson center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 718.0 miles away from Jefferson center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jefferson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jefferson:

  • WEL-HOME HEALTH OF ELK POINT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • WESTWOOD NURSING AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • OAKSHIRE HOUSE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF SIOUXLAND (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • HOLY SPIRIT RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • SIOUXLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jefferson:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 14 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 23 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 35 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 58 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 69 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 96 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Points of interest:

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

Birthplace of: Jug Thesenga - Baseball player.

Union 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 Jefferson and their reported violations in the past:

JEFFERSON (Population served: 547, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In DEC-02-2004, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (MAY-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2005)

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

  • CLAY RWS/SOUTH UNION (Population served: 965, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.7%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.4%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Jefferson (2011 data):

  • Liberty National Bank: Jefferson Branch at 215 Main, branch established on 1946/05/11. Info updated 2008/12/05: Bank assets: $231.2 mil, Deposits: $191.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Jefferson:

Marital status in Jefferson, SD
  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
South Dakota average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jefferson, SD (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4744
Mainline Protestant3,65812
Evangelical Protestant1,09516
Other1-
None5,171-
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: 3
Union County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Union County:

7.89 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

29.2%
South Dakota:

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

16.8%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.3%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jefferson:

41.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Jefferson:

29.1
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Jefferson:

27.2%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Jefferson:

77.5%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jefferson, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$2,724$32,6880$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,605$43,2601$664
Financial Administration 1$2,325$27,9000$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$220
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$8,654$34,6169$884

Jefferson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $78,000 ($155.38)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($135.46)
    Water Utilities: $57,000 ($113.55)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($113.55)
    Police Protection: $51,000 ($101.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($53.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $27,000 ($53.78)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($51.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($35.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($23.90)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($19.92)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($17.93)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($3.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($23.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $123,000 ($245.02)

Jefferson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $60,000 ($119.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($59.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($9.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($109.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($15.94)
    Highways: $4,000 ($7.97)
  • Tax - Property: $169,000 ($336.65)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $122,000 ($243.03)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000 ($23.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($3.98)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.99)

Jefferson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $293,000 ($583.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $272,000 ($541.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000 ($41.83)

Jefferson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $104,000 ($207.17)

9.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($81,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.89% ($76,862 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.78% ($79,612)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.54% ($51,441)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTFJ (1250 AM; 1 kW; DAKOTA CITY, NE; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jefferson:

  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K205DC (88.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KAYA (91.3 FM; HUBBARD, NE; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KMSC (88.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Jefferson:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Jefferson fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 1983 05:47 PM, 0000000000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1976 07:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 24, 1975 07:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.4mTotal length
  • 41,123Total average daily traffic
  • 8,776Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Jefferson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • JEFFERSON SD, 215 Main St (Lat: 42.602472 Lon: -96.559167), Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPOR913,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21975.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/1999, Expiration Date: 03/04/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2009, Phone: (603) 362-5977
  • JEFFERSON, 48192 331st St. (Lat: 42.591306 Lon: -96.568083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQBZ233,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/10/2025, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2015, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jefferson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Jefferson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Jefferson, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1280.7 years
James1272.1 years
Robert1068.1 years
Albert877.0 years
George875.5 years
Mary774.3 years
Anna779.3 years
Marie782.0 years
John773.6 years
Myrtle680.2 years
Most common last names in Jefferson, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Chicoine1183.1 years
Lafleur1180.2 years
Montagne1080.6 years
Bernard1081.2 years
Rosenbaum967.9 years
Bruneau880.1 years
Trudeau778.0 years
Connors775.8 years
Smith676.0 years
Johnson667.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jefferson, SD
  • 79.0%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jefferson, SD
  • 75.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Utility gas


Jefferson compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 above state average.

Jefferson on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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  • William S. Schwarz, Jr. (5)
  • Larry L. Minter (2)
  • Jason W. Tomcak (2)
  • Michael L. Feilmeier (1)
  • Larry Minter (1)
  • John E. Johnson (1)
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  • Donald Frankl (1)

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