Lead, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 2,978 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 1,537  (51.6%)
Females: 1,441  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57754.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,234 (it was $29,485 in 2000)
Lead:

$47,234
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,515 (it was $15,726 in 2000)

Lead city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,124 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Lead:

$98,124
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $238,207; detached houses: $257,838; townhouses or other attached units: $206,156; in 2-unit structures: $80,727; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $315,664; in 5-or-more-unit structures: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $59,693

Median gross rent in 2017: $582.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lead: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lead, SD (2017)
    • 2,79589.7%White alone
    • 1123.6%Hispanic
    • 782.5%American Indian alone
    • 692.2%Asian alone
    • 411.3%Two or more races
    • 10.03%Black alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Lead, South Dakota as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lead is 207 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Lead by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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)
6
(211.5)
1
(34.8)
2
(69.5)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(125.4)
4
(130.0)
10
(322.1)
3
(99.8)
1
(33.6)
2
(66.9)
6
(202.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(104.4)
4
(139.0)
3
(106.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(156.8)
1
(32.5)
4
(128.8)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(100.3)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(669.7)
9
(313.2)
20
(694.9)
18
(639.9)
14
(442.8)
28
(878.0)
44
(1,430)
23
(740.7)
20
(665.3)
15
(504.4)
11
(367.9)
11
(372.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.7)
2
(71.1)
1
(31.6)
4
(125.4)
3
(97.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(100.3)
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)
2
(66.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)71.926.854.245.920.281.293.3103.151.626.943.155.5

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City-data.com crime index in Lead, SD

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (35.4%), Irish (9.7%), Norwegian (8.2%), English (6.9%), Italian (6.0%), European (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 9/12/1890

Elevation: 4960 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,497 people per square mile   (low).

Lead, South Dakota map

129 residents are foreign born (0.8% North America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

4.1%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,839 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,132 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (32.7 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (315.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (829.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Central City, SD (1.1 miles),
Deadwood, SD (1.6 miles ),
Whitewood, SD (3.1 miles ),
Spearfish, SD (3.2 miles ),
North Spearfish, SD (3.5 miles ),
Sturgis, SD (3.6 miles ),
St. Onge, SD (3.7 miles),
Blucksberg Mountain, SD (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.35 N, Longitude: 103.77 W

Area code: 605

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $207,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lead, SD residents
Average permit cost in Lead, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Historical population in Lead, SD
Historical housing units in Lead, SD
Most common industries in Lead, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.9%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (20.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (18.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.1%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (28.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.6%)
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Lead, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.1%)
  • Extraction workers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)

Average climate in Lead, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lead, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Lead-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Lead city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/29/1993, a category F3 tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lead-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 340.3 miles away from Lead center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 497.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 162.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from Lead center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 109.2 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 344.5 miles away from Lead 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 Lawrence County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lead topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lead:

  • LEAD - DEADWOOD REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • DAVID M DORSETT HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER - SPEARFISH (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; STURGIS, SD)

Heliports located in Lead:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lead:

  • Black Hills State University (about 12 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 34 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 113 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 160 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 166 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 220 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 223 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public high school in Lead:

Public elementary/middle school in Lead:

See full list of schools located in Lead

Library in Lead:

  • PHOEBE APPERSON HEARST FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $135,310; Location: 315 W MAIN; 16,622 books; 1,247 audio materials; 1,072 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lead: Lead Fire Department (A), Lead City Hall (B), Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: West Lead Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Black Hills Mining Museum (323 W Main Street), Thunderhead Underground Falls (Tours & Charters; 10940 West Highway 44), Tatanka Story of the Bison (Tours & Charters; US Highway 85).

Hotels: Barefoot Resort at Terry Peak (21111 Barefoot Loop), Ponderosa Motor Lodge (705 Glendale Drive), Old Town Hall Inn (215 West Main Street), Golden Hills Inn (900 Miners Avenue), Trailshead Lodge Inc (22075 US Highway 85), Palace Express (395 Glendale Drive), Whitetail Court Motel (11295 US Highway 14A), Gold Town Hotel (505 W Main St), Recreational Springs Resort (11201 US Highway 14A).

Birthplace of: William H. Parker (police officer) - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, John Miljan - Actor, Len Rice - Baseball player, Sean Covel - Film producer, Mike Steponovich - Football player.

Lawrence 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 Lead and their reported violations in the past:

LEAD (Population served: 3,124, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
DEER MOUNTAIN/UNION RESORT (Population served: 125, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2013), St Public Notif issued (MAY-09-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2013), St Public Notif issued (APR-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-10-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2013), St Public Notif issued (MAR-05-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 26 other older monitoring violations
WICKIUP VILLAGE CABINS LLC (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-13-2006), St Public Notif issued (APR-04-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SHIRT TAIL GULCH DEVELOPMENT (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-20-2013)
  • 70 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2005)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
76 RANCH ESTATES (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-19-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-06-2010 to JUL-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2006), St Public Notif issued (NOV-03-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2008)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-25-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-09-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-05-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-18-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 173 regular monitoring violations
EAGLE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 25, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

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

  • PARADISE WATER COMPANY LLC (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.3%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
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: 0.1% of all households
6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
6 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Lead in 2000:

  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Lead (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Lead Branch at 197 Glendale Ave., branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2009/03/13: Bank assets: $696.8 mil, Deposits: $522.3 mil, headquarters in Fort Pierre, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Capitol Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lead Branch at 201 W Main Street, branch established on 1938/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Interstate Bank: Lead Branch at 145 Glendale Dr Suite 4, branch established on 2009/07/02. 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 Lead:

Marital status in Lead, SD
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lead:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
South Dakota average:

10.1

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lead, SD (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,90025
Mainline Protestant3,28312
Catholic2,1533
Other122
None13,749-
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
Lawrence County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lawrence County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Lawrence County:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

6.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.0%
South Dakota:

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

8.7%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

55.4%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Lead:

27.9
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.7%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.0%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lead:

7.0
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.6%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Lead:

63.3%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lead, 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
Streets and Highways 7$25,854$44,3210$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$18,872$45,2931$990
Local Libraries 3$7,247$28,9880$0
Financial Administration 3$11,188$44,7520$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,186$43,1160$0
Natural Resources 2$7,217$43,3020$0
Police - Other 1$2,981$35,7720$0
Water Supply 1$4,018$48,2160$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,112
Totals for Government 24$84,563$42,2826$3,102

Lead government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $434,000 ($145.74)
    Sewerage: $384,000 ($128.95)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $731,000 ($245.47)
    Water Utilities: $601,000 ($201.81)
    Police Protection: $467,000 ($156.82)
    Financial Administration: $215,000 ($72.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($68.17)
    Libraries: $185,000 ($62.12)
    Central Staff Services: $177,000 ($59.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $166,000 ($55.74)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($41.64)
    Health - Other: $92,000 ($30.89)
    General Public Buildings: $92,000 ($30.89)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($27.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $28,000 ($9.40)
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000 ($6.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($6.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,047,000 ($351.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($6.04)

Lead government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $207,000 ($69.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000 ($65.48)
    Other: $39,000 ($13.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($3.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($1.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $21,000 ($7.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $109,000 ($36.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $38,000 ($12.76)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($3.36)
    Rents: $6,000 ($2.01)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($1.34)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $770,000 ($258.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $110,000 ($36.94)
    General Local Government Support: $99,000 ($33.24)
    Other: $10,000 ($3.36)
  • Tax - Property: $1,159,000 ($389.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $787,000 ($264.27)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($4.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000 ($3.02)

Lead government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,621,000 ($880.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,793,000 ($602.08)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $902,000 ($302.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($24.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,931,000 ($648.42)

9.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.17%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.21% ($50,992 average AGI)
from Butte County, SD  1.01% ($45,962)
from Meade County, SD  0.89% ($50,500)


8.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pennington County, SD  1.45% ($41,510 average AGI)
to Meade County, SD  0.94% ($41,653)
to Butte County, SD  0.78% ($34,074)
Businesses in Lead, SD
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lead:

  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lead:

  • 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)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K220BA (91.9 FM; LEAD, SD; Owner: STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED TV)
  • KFMH (102.1 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lead:

  • 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)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K17ES (Channel 4; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Lead fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Lead fatal accident list:

May 8, 2011 06:40 PM, Summit St N, Lat: 44.347608, Lon: -103.771272, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 8, 2005 04:57 PM, Us-14a, Lat: 44.343070, Lon: -103.779790, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 24, 1978 01:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.4mTotal length
  • 4,523Total average daily traffic
  • 135Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,084Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lead)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lead)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66093 , Serial Number: 15075828, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 06/07/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 08/15/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Ponderosa Land Surveys LLC, 332 W Main St Ste A, Lead, SD 57754
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72150 , Serial Number: 9317, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 10/28/2010
    Registrant (Partnership): Gerald J Mertesdorf, 402 Spark St, Lead, SD 57754, Other Owners: John P Mertesdorf
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 82941 , Serial Number: 18-7809026, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 03/19/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Sigfrid, 22150 N Rochford Rd, Lead, SD 57754
  • Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9GL , Serial Number: 0703, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/1994
    Registrant (Individual): William J Forman, 20966 Hickok Pl, Lead, SD 57754
  • Aircraft: BEECH E35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 133Y , Serial Number: D-3812, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 07/24/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 07/08/2014
    Registrant (Partnership): Brothers Cattle Co Sigfrid, 22150 N Rochford Rd, Lead, SD 57754

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 29 took place in 2002, and the least - 1 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Lead, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.6%), and Structure Fires (40.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lead, SD
    • 6753.6%Outside Fires
    • 5140.8%Structure Fires
    • 43.2%Other
    • 32.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lead, SD
Most common first names in Lead, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4080.4 years
John3773.3 years
William3476.6 years
Robert2170.4 years
George2175.1 years
Margaret1879.3 years
Helen1881.8 years
Charles1774.6 years
Frank1673.5 years
James1671.4 years
Most common last names in Lead, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1668.7 years
Johnson1378.0 years
Williams873.7 years
Smith873.1 years
Ross874.6 years
Dunn779.0 years
Hill779.1 years
Harris775.7 years
Larson775.9 years
Miller771.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lead, SD
  • 74.4%Utility gas
  • 18.3%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lead, SD
  • 55.0%Electricity
  • 40.8%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lead compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Lead on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
There are 4 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2020.