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Population in 2012: 127 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.6%
 

Males: 57  (45.3%)
Females: 70  (54.7%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57040

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,152 (it was $41,667 in 2000)
Lesterville:

$45,152
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,855

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,732 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Lesterville:

$42,732
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $48,859; Detached houses: $52,604; Mobile homes: $23,714

Median gross rent in 2012: $350.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lesterville: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.8%), Irish (13.5%), Czech (12.0%), Norwegian (10.6%), French (10.1%), Dutch (7.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 4/10/1883

Elevation: 1380 feet

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 633 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lesterville:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lesterville town:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.6%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $538 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (1.5%)

Lesterville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (55.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (147.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (512.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Utica, SD (2.5 miles) , Tabor, SD (2.7 miles ), Scotland, SD (3.2 miles ), Menno, SD (3.7 miles ), Tyndall, SD (3.8 miles ), Olivet, SD (3.8 miles) , Yankton, SD (3.9 miles ), Aten, NE (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 43.04 N, Longitude: 97.59 W

Area code: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -11 (-6.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)


Average climate in Lesterville, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Lesterville-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Lesterville town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lesterville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 94% 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 68.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from Lesterville center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.9 miles away from Lesterville center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lesterville:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY SCOTLAND (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SCOTLAND, SD)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA HUMAN SERVICES CENTER - GERIATRIC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; YANKTON, SD)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Physician, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; YANKTON, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Lesterville, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lesterville:

  • University of South Dakota (about 39 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 5,598)
  • Wayne State College (about 63 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 70 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 75 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Dakota State University (about 98 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Buena Vista University (about 124 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 134 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)

Public elementary/middle school in Lesterville:

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Notable location: Lesterville Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Johns Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Yankton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.4%

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Lesterville 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lesterville travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lesterville town (based on Yankton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.28%
Here69.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents49.0%23.1%8.3%4.8%3.9%
Congregations17.2%24.1%6.9%6.9%3.4%
NameBaptist General ConferenceAssemblies of GodReformed Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.5%1.2%4.1%
Congregations3.4%3.4%3.4%3.4%27.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Yankton County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Yankton County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Yankton County:

27.1%
South Dakota:

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

14.7%
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 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$50
Health 0$0 1$40
Sewerage 0$0 1$360
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$380
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,280


6.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,484 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.65% ($34,846 average AGI)
from Clay County, SD  0.61% ($32,755)
from Bon Homme County, SD  0.45% ($28,583)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,951 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.23% ($23,667 average AGI)
to Clay County, SD  0.52% ($26,929)
to Bon Homme County, SD  0.37% ($27,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lesterville:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lesterville:

  • K220FV (91.9 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: PRAISE NETWORK, INC)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKYA (93.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)

TV broadcast stations around Lesterville:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K31DP (Channel 31; YANKTON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K33GX (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K21EN (Channel 21; YANKTON, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • SHERRI SARTINO, 2.5 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.004444 Lon: -97.656111), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 7244162000, Regulatory.Department@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Janis E Merritts, 2.5 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.004444 Lon: -97.656111), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 9413648886, Ssartino@pintowers.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD.
  • Christine A Verre, 2.5 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.004444 Lon: -97.656111), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Bonnie K Clark, 2.5 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.004444 Lon: -97.656111), Type: 96.9, Overall height: 93 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Bonnie K Clark, 2.5 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.004444 Lon: -97.656111), Type: 96.9, Overall height: 93 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • 2.5 Mi W 3 Mi S (Lat: 43.004444 Lon: -97.656111), Type: 91.0, Overall height: 91 m
    Registrant: 5157525820

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 29945 432nd Ave (Lat: 43.047722 Lon: -97.561139), Type: Silo, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQNM406
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.252 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 03/22/2021, Certifier: Ron Kulish
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two-Way Radio Service Inc, 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KI0LM, Previous Call Sign: WB0TPW
    Grant Date: 01/28/1998, Expiration Date: 01/28/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2010
    Registrant: Elmer A Mutschelknaus, 29613 430th Ave, Lesterville, SD 57040-5022
  • Call Sign: WB0TPV
    Grant Date: 01/28/1998, Expiration Date: 01/28/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2010
    Registrant: Erna V Mutschelknaus, 29613 430th Ave, Lesterville, SD 57040-5022


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9

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