Lower Brule, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 613. Population change since 2000: +2.3%
Males: 333  (54.5%)
Females: 280  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  23.6 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57548.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,682 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Lower Brule:

$37,682
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,534 (it was $6,591 in 2000)

Lower Brule CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,698 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Lower Brule:

$47,698
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $43,034; Detached houses: $43,034

Median gross rent in 2012: $401.

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Lower Brule races chart
  • American Indian alone - 544 (88.7%)
  • White alone - 38 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lower Brule: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.9%), French (2.1%), Arab (1.5%), Irish (1.0%), Norwegian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1443 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,707 people per square mile   (low).

Lower Brule, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Lower Brule:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 31.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lower Brule CDP:

  • Never married: 51.5%
  • Now married: 28.4%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

15 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.8%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Lower Brule, South Dakota as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lower Brule to the number of sex offenders is 36 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lower Brule CDP:  1.6% ($700)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)
Lower Brule satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (147.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (266.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (621.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fort Thompson, SD (2.8 miles ), Reliance, SD (3.7 miles ), Kennebec, SD (4.3 miles ), Oacoma, SD (4.6 miles ), Chamberlain, SD (4.7 miles ), Presho, SD (5.1 miles ), Pukwana, SD (5.3 miles ), Gann Valley, SD (5.4 miles) .

Latitude: 44.07 N, Longitude: 99.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Lower Brule household income distribution Lower Brule home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Religious workers (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (22%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Lower Brule, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lower Brule-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Lower Brule place center .

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lower Brule-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 56% 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 548.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 12.9 miles away from Lower Brule center
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 323.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 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 58.5 miles away from Lower Brule center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 205.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lower Brule:

  • Northern State University (about 110 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 140 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 145 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 161 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 179 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 181 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Wayne State College (about 182 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

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Lyman 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: 37.7%
(1.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.8% for American Indian residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  18.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Lower Brule compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Lower Brule (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lower Brule Branch at Crazyhorse Street And Bia Route 3, branch established on 1994/04/04. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lower Brule travel time to work - commute Lower Brule mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lower Brule CDP (based on Lyman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.72%
Here: 61.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents48.7%15.8%14.1%9.4%12.1%
Congregations26.7%20.0%20.0%13.3%20.0%
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: 4
Lyman County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lyman County:

23.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyman County:

33.1%
South Dakota:

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

14.3%
State:

14.9%

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brule County, SD  1.13% ($29,733 average AGI)
from Hughes County, SD  0.75% ($31,600)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brule County, SD  1.22% ($31,313 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lower Brule:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lower Brule:

  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-FM (94.5 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Lower Brule:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-TV (Channel 6; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Lower Brule fatal accident list:

Oct 28, 1999 09:02 AM, Crazy Horse Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • James E McDonald, 32797 Iron Nation Road (Bia Route 10) 196487219 Sd06_lower Brule (Lat: 44.076639 Lon: -99.606444), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D
  • James E McDonald, 32797 Iron Nation Road (Bia Route 10) 196487219 Sd06_lower Brule (Lat: 44.076639 Lon: -99.606444), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D
  • Michael P Goggin, 32797 Iron Nation Road (Bia Route 10) 196487219 Sd06_lower Brule (Lat: 44.076639 Lon: -99.606444), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, 32797 Iron Nation Road (Bia Route 10) 196487219 Sd06_lower Brule (Lat: 44.076639 Lon: -99.606444), Type: 47.9, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, Native American Scenic Byway (Lat: 44.076639 Lon: -99.606444), Type: 48.5, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, Native American Scenic Byway (Lat: 44.076639 Lon: -99.606444), Type: 48.5, Overall height: 46 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000

Most common first names in Lower Brule, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph575.6 years
John475.5 years
Edward371.3 years
George372.7 years
Lawrence349.3 years
Lyle360.6 years
William362.6 years
Emma275.4 years
Gertrude287.5 years
Alfred267.5 years
Most common last names in Lower Brule, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Laroche1167.1 years
Grassrope772.1 years
Estes667.0 years
Langdeau661.3 years
Johnson564.4 years
Hudson554.0 years
Jandreau462.7 years
Flute469.2 years
Quilt458.8 years
Banks356.0 years

Lower Brule on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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