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Population in 2012: 3,088 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 

Males: 1,608  (52.1%)
Females: 1,480  (47.9%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57754.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,829 (it was $29,485 in 2000)
Lead:

$40,829
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,603

Lead city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,673 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Lead:

$97,673
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $110,391; Detached houses: $118,133; Townhouses or other attached units: $67,490; In 2-unit structures: $76,301; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,271; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $56,384; Mobile homes: $55,892; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $133,271

Median gross rent in 2012: $604.

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  • White alone - 2,891 (92.5%)
  • Hispanic - 90 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 64 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 56 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lead: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (39.4%), English (12.5%), Irish (11.9%), Norwegian (7.5%), Swedish (2.9%), Dutch (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 9/12/1890

Elevation: 4960 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,552 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lead:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lead city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

23 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
South Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Lead, South Dakota as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lead to the number of sex offenders is 309 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,461 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,477 (1.9%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (325.7 miles , pop. 554,636).

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 ).

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
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.35 N, Longitude: 103.77 W

Area code: 605

Lead household income distribution Lead home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Lead by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 001612104
per 100,000 0.00.033.7211.534.869.535.50.0125.4
Burglaries 200034305
per 100,000 65.50.00.00.0104.4139.0106.60.0156.8
Thefts 1918719920181428
per 100,000 622.5607.5236.2669.7313.2694.9639.9442.8878.0
Auto thefts 100101214
per 100,000 32.80.00.035.20.034.771.131.6125.4
Arson 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.3) 19.414.79.843.416.232.727.712.249.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Lead, South Dakota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -795 (-20.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Extraction workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in Lead, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Lead-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 36% 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 above South Dakota state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 25.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from Lead center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/24/1993 at 23:52:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2007 at 10:35:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.8 miles away from Lead center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers near Lead:

  • LEAD - DEADWOOD REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Lead, 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: 2,551)
  • Casper College (about 166 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Mary (about 220 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 223 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • University of Wyoming (about 230 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 231 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 253 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)

Public high school in Lead:

Public elementary/middle school in Lead:

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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)

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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; USHighway 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 USHighway 85), Palace Express (395 Glendale Drive), Whitetail Court Motel (11295 USHighway 14A), Gold Town Hotel (505 W Main St), Recreational Springs Resort (11201 USHighway 14A).

 
Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lead, SD

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 mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Lead compared to South Dakota state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lead travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Lead city (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.12%
Here52.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents37.7%19.4%8.6%5.7%4.7%
Congregations9.1%9.1%6.1%3.0%6.1%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%3.4%3.2%2.8%10.8%
Congregations9.1%6.1%6.1%3.0%42.4%
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: 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
Here:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

23.0%
South Dakota:

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

8.7%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,557$30,6840$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,940$47,2805$1,637
Police Protection - Officers 5$14,066$33,7583$2,635
Police - Other 1$2,281$27,3720$0
Firefighters 1$2,802$33,6240$0
Streets and Highways 6$15,868$31,7360$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,399$28,7886$2,285
Water Supply 3$8,223$32,8920$0
Totals for Government 19$52,136$32,92814$6,557

Lead government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $783,000 ($253.56)
    Regular Highways: $389,000 ($125.97)
    Police Protection: $351,000 ($113.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($61.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000 ($57.64)
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000 ($46.96)
    Financial Administration: $131,000 ($42.42)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($41.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $121,000 ($39.18)
    General Public Buildings: $110,000 ($35.62)
    Libraries: $85,000 ($27.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $78,000 ($25.26)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($16.19)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($12.31)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $35,000 ($11.33)
    Health - Other: $23,000 ($7.45)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,000 ($5.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($3.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($2.59)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $433,000 ($140.22)
    Benefit Payments: $18,000 ($5.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($9.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $741,000 ($239.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($5.83)

Lead government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $164,000 ($53.11)
    Sewerage: $157,000 ($50.84)
    All Other: $46,000 ($14.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($2.91)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $10,000 ($3.24)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,000 ($2.91)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $253,000 ($81.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $40,000 ($12.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($6.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($3.24)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($2.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $685,000 ($221.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $190,000 ($61.53)
    Highways: $43,000 ($13.92)
  • Tax - Property: $913,000 ($295.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $551,000 ($178.43)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $35,000 ($11.33)
    Public Utility License: $15,000 ($4.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $13,000 ($4.21)

Lead government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,368,000 ($443.01)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,123,000 ($363.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $413,000 ($133.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $168,000 ($54.40)

Lead government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $347,000 ($112.37)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,569,000 ($508.10)

10.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pennington County, SD  1.07% ($33,474 average AGI)
from Butte County, SD  1.01% ($27,889)
from Meade County, SD  0.91% ($21,062)


10.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.25%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pennington County, SD  1.54% ($29,662 average AGI)
to Butte County, SD  1.09% ($21,531)
to Meade County, SD  0.94% ($27,277)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Lead, South Dakota:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
South Dakota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 66
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 99
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 71
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 167
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Lead fatal accident list:

May 8, 2011 06:40 PM, Summit St N, Lat: 44.34760833, Lon: -103.77127222, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1978 01:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1976 02:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,991
Total average daily truck traffic: 99
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,060

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO LC41-550FG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-C (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 119PE , Serial Number: 411043, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Doo Me Too LLC, 21499 Hanna Rd, 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
    Registrant (Partnership): Brothers Cattle Co Sigfrid, 22150 N Rochford Rd, Lead, SD 57754
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6669W , Serial Number: 28-20774, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1965
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William C Hauck, 21161 Last Chance Trl, Lead, SD 57754, Other Owners: Jane A Hauck
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Sigfrid, 22150 N Rochford Rd, Lead, SD 57754


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3


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
Businesses in Lead, SD
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Lead on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries"
  • #43 (57754) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Roderick E. Galland (2)
  • Rodney D. Schaeffer (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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