Lemmon, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 1,174 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 
Males: 575  (49.0%)
Females: 599  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

53.6 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57638.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,978 (it was $28,109 in 2000)
Lemmon:

$47,978
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,309 (it was $17,272 in 2000)

Lemmon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,845 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
Lemmon:

$73,845
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $84,200; detached houses: $92,268; mobile homes: $24,230

Median gross rent in 2019: $603.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lemmon: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.3%

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  • Races in Lemmon, SD (2019)
    • 1,14191.1%White alone
    • 715.7%American Indian alone
    • 161.3%Hispanic
    • 70.6%Two or more races
    • 40.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lemmon, South Dakota as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lemmon is 462 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lemmon by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(85.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(85.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(80.5)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(342.8)
3
(257.7)
1
(87.6)
3
(241.5)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(514.1)
5
(429.6)
5
(437.8)
3
(241.5)
1
(80.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(85.7)
1
(85.9)
1
(87.6)
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)
City-Data.com crime index137.142.130.6107.13.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lemmon, SD

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
South Dakota average:

1.87
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Ancestries: German (39.3%), American (11.6%), Norwegian (8.8%), Irish (6.3%), English (3.2%), European (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/22/1908

Elevation: 2577 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,158 people per square mile   (low).

Lemmon, South Dakota map

15 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,449 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,017 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (89.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (436.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (774.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Haynes, ND (3.9 miles),
Morristown, SD (4.6 miles),
Hettinger, ND (4.8 miles ),
Mott, ND (5.6 miles ),
Bucyrus, ND (5.6 miles),
New Leipzig, ND (5.6 miles ),
Bison, SD (5.7 miles ),
Elgin, ND (6.0 miles )

Latitude: 45.94 N, Longitude: 102.16 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Lemmon, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lemmon, SD in 2019
Lemmon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $109,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $116,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lemmon, SD residents
Average permit cost in Lemmon, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Most common industries in Lemmon, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (14.4%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (17.9%)
  • Construction (13.6%)
  • Truck transportation (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (11.0%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Lemmon, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Electricians (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)

Average climate in Lemmon, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lemmon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the Lemmon city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/29/1975, a category F4 tornado 39.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lemmon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 128% greater 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 424.2 miles away from the city 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 583.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 297.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from Lemmon 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 426.1 miles away from Lemmon 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 Perkins County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 11, Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lemmon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lemmon:

  • FIVE COUNTIES NURSING HOME (405 6TH AVENUE WEST PO BOX 479)

Airports located in Lemmon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lemmon:

  • University of Mary (about 87 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 89 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Black Hills State University (about 131 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 139 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Minot State University (about 165 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Northern State University (about 181 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Chadron State College (about 220 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public high school in Lemmon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lemmon:

See full list of schools located in Lemmon

Library in Lemmon:

  • LEMMON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $45,471; Location: 303 1ST AVE W; 12,370 books; 365 audio materials; 678 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • This is a super website However, I did notice that Progress School was not listed in the school section.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lemmon: Lemmon Fire Department (A), Lemmon City Hall (B), Lemmon Public Library (C), Lemmon Emergency Medical Technician Association (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Grand River Museum (114 10th Street West).

Hotels: Prairie Motel (115 10th Street East # 12), Lemmon Country Inn (East Highway 12).

Court: South Dakota State - Circuit Court Chambers- Court System- Lemmon- Court Service Off (6 4th Avenue West).

Perkins 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 Lemmon that have no violations reported:

  • LEMMON (Population served: 1,227, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.3%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
20 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
40 people in nursing homes in 2000
16 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Lemmon (2011 data):

  • Dacotah Bank: 321 Main Street Branch at 321 Main Avenue, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Lemmon Branch at 214 Main Street, branch established on 1987/10/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Lemmon:

Marital status in Lemmon, SD
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lemmon:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lemmon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lemmon, SD (based on Perkins County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,3783
Mainline Protestant1,08810
Evangelical Protestant49210
Other1-
None23-
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: 1
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Perkins County:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

17.20 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

9.7%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.4%
South Dakota:

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

16.4%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lemmon:

50.1%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lemmon:

17.6%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lemmon:

7.6%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

27.5%
South Dakota:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
South Dakota:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Lemmon:

72.7%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lemmon, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 3$7,688$30,7520$0
Financial Administration 1$4,083$48,9961$319
Solid Waste Management 0$0 4$1,735
Sewerage 0$0 1$353
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$978
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,706
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$883
Fire - Other 0$0 5$1,104
Water Supply 0$0 3$372
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,405
Totals for Government 4$11,771$35,31324$8,855

Lemmon government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $420,000 ($357.75)
    Water Utilities: $361,000 ($307.50)
    Police Protection: $223,000 ($189.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000 ($175.47)
    General - Other: $152,000 ($129.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $143,000 ($121.81)
    Sewerage: $125,000 ($106.47)
    Financial Administration: $95,000 ($80.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($63.03)
    Libraries: $50,000 ($42.59)
    Air Transportation: $43,000 ($36.63)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($35.78)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($23.00)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($16.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $11,000 ($9.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($29.81)

Lemmon government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($173.76)
    Sewerage: $87,000 ($74.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000 ($36.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($9.37)
    Rents: $8,000 ($6.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $512,000 ($436.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($48.55)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $621,000 ($528.96)
    Property: $585,000 ($498.30)
    Motor Vehicle License: $100,000 ($85.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $40,000 ($34.07)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000 ($6.81)
    Other License: $6,000 ($5.11)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.85)

Lemmon government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $770,000 ($655.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $653,000 ($556.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $117,000 ($99.66)

Lemmon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,106,000 ($2645.66)

Businesses in Lemmon, SD

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lemmon:

  • KBJM (1400 AM; 1 kW; LEMMON, SD; Owner: MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNDC (1490 AM; 1 kW; HETTINGER, ND; Owner: SCHWEITZER MEDIA, INC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lemmon:

  • K249AI (97.7 FM; LEMMON, SD; Owner: CD B/CASTING CORPORATION OF STURGIS)

TV broadcast stations around Lemmon:

  • K07FG (Channel 7; LEMMON, SD; Owner: LEMMON TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K09FG (Channel 9; LEMMON, SD; Owner: LEMMON TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K04GO (Channel 4; LEMMON, SD; Owner: LEMMON TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)

Lemmon fatal accident list:

Nov 8, 2006 05:12 PM, Us-12, 7th Ave, Lat: 45.934910, Lon: -102.169380, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 9, 1995 06:05 PM, 12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
May 27, 1992 06:10 PM, 12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 1992 03:05 PM, 12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jun 2, 1987 08:00 PM, Us12, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1977 04:10 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lemmon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • City Water Tower (Lat: 45.945000 Lon: -102.247389), Call Sign: KNFC573, Licensee ID: L00099108,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.825 MHz, Grant Date: 10/01/2002, Expiration Date: 12/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2013, Registrant: City Of Lemmon, Police Dept, Lemmon, SD 57638
  • City Water Tower (Lat: 45.939167 Lon: -102.169889), Call Sign: KEC527,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 155.385 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2011, Expiration Date: 01/14/2022, Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • Five Counties Hospitals (Lat: 45.939167 Lon: -102.160167), Call Sign: KNHU650,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2014, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024, Registrant: Lemmon Ambulance Service, Lemmon, SD 57638-0003, Phone: (605) 373-7617
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 45.941333 Lon: -101.972778, Call Sign: WNKV933,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.385 MHz, 160.245 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2013, Expiration Date: 08/23/2023, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LEMMON, 19002 Hwy 12 (Lat: 45.935694 Lon: -102.209250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 88.7 m, Call Sign: WQSC805,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2013, Expiration Date: 09/03/2023, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2015, Certifier: John Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N Greenville Ave., 1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Lemmon Municipal Airport (Lat: 45.918056 Lon: -102.107361), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WDV3,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/21/2026, Registrant: City Of Lemmon, 303 First Avenue West, Lemmon, SD 57638, Phone: (605) 374-5681, Fax: (605) 374-5789, Email:
  • Lemmon Municipal Airport (Lat: 45.919722 Lon: -102.103472), Type: Building, Overall height: 2 m, Call Sign: WRLO2079,
    Assigned Frequencies: 111.400 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/1995, Expiration Date: 09/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: State Of South Dakota, Transportatioin Bldg, Pierre, SD 57501

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA0OTX, Licensee ID: L01337018, Grant Date: 10/29/2007, Expiration Date: 01/26/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2020, Certifier: Fred F Huber, Registrant: Fred F Huber, 19 E 8th St, Lemmon, SD 57639
  • Call Sign: KC0GLC, Licensee ID: L00153606, Grant Date: 09/17/1999, Expiration Date: 09/17/2009, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2011, Certifier: Brent A David, Registrant: Brent A David, 602 1st Ave West, Lemmon, SD 57638
  • Call Sign: KE0JBL, Licensee ID: L02023192, Grant Date: 05/11/2016, Expiration Date: 05/11/2026, Certifier: Jerry A Ericsson, Registrant: Jerry A Ericsson, 108 8th St W, Lemmon, SD 57638


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lemmon)

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 reported fires - 19 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lemmon, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (17.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lemmon, SD
    • 7365.8%Outside Fires
    • 1917.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1816.2%Structure Fires
    • 10.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lemmon, SD
Most common first names in Lemmon, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5079.6 years
William2379.8 years
Henry1577.8 years
George1576.4 years
Anna1587.5 years
Mary1480.6 years
Clara1390.9 years
Robert1378.7 years
Arthur1277.3 years
Joseph1273.8 years
Most common last names in Lemmon, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson2182.8 years
Johnson2079.4 years
Anderson1675.9 years
Christman1177.3 years
Olson878.6 years
Hoffman780.6 years
Wiesinger779.1 years
Smith777.7 years
Gibbons674.4 years
Ericsson680.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lemmon, SD
  • 53.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 5.6%Coal or coke
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lemmon, SD
  • 47.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 45.5%Electricity
  • 4.0%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Lemmon compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Lemmon on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2023.