Marvin, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 29 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -56.1%
Males: 18  (65.0%)
Females: 11  (35.0%)
Median resident age:

57.1 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57251

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,061 (it was $17,250 in 2000)
Marvin:

$59,061
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,366 (it was $11,405 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $66,427 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Marvin:

$66,427
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $67,591; detached houses: $67,393
March 2019 cost of living index in Marvin: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Marvin, SD (2019)
    • 1890.0%White alone
    • 15.0%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (90.0%), Romanian (10.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 8/10/1917

Elevation: 1650 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Marvin, South Dakota map

1 resident is foreign born (5.0% Europe).

This town:

5.0%
South Dakota:

3.7%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Marvin town:

2.1% ($450)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (111.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (179.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (519.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Summit, SD (2.6 miles ),
Twin Brooks, SD (2.7 miles),
Corona, SD (3.0 miles),
Wilmot, SD (3.3 miles ),
South Shore, SD (3.3 miles ),
Stockholm, SD (3.5 miles),
Milbank, SD (3.7 miles ),
Ortley, SD (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 45.26 N, Longitude: 96.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Marvin, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Marvin, SD in 2019

Marvin satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.6%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +28 (+73.7%).

Average climate in Marvin, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 13.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.67
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.187
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Marvin-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Marvin town center caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 tornado 27.9 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Marvin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 142.4 miles away from Marvin center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 674.0 miles away from Marvin center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from Marvin center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Marvin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Marvin:

  • WILMOT CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WILMOT, SD)
  • MILBANK AREA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; MILBANK, SD)
  • MILBANK AREA HOSPITAL/AVERA HEALTH - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MILBANK, SD)
  • ST WILLIAMS HOME FOR THE AGED (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MILBANK, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Marvin:

  • South Dakota State University (about 66 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 72 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 74 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Northern State University (about 78 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 80 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 82 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 86 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Marvin Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.7%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

24 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Marvin:

Marital status in Marvin, SD
  • Never married: 4.6%
  • Now married: 80.6%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Marvin:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 29.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Marvin, SD (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8243
Mainline Protestant2,57211
Evangelical Protestant2,39110
None--
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: 2
This county:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Grant County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Grant County:

15.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

9.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
South Dakota:

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

14.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$459
Totals for Government 0$0 2$459

Marvin government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($172.41)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,000 ($172.41)

Marvin government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($68.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($586.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($172.41)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($68.97)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($34.48)

Strongest AM radio stations in Marvin:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDIO (1350 AM; 1 kW; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Marvin:

  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Marvin:

  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.4mTotal length
  • $260,000Total costs
  • 3,318Total average daily traffic
  • 782Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,118Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 45.314694 Lon: -96.883806, Call Sign: WQOW324,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.600 MHz, Grant Date: 02/14/2012, Expiration Date: 02/14/2022, Certifier: Willis Hanson, Registrant: Milbank Communications, Inc., Milbank, SD 57252-0003, Phone: (605) 432-6798, Fax: (605) 432-4014, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0BJM, Licensee ID: L00385055, Grant Date: 12/13/2012, Expiration Date: 12/13/2022, Registrant: Bernardine Ness, Box 98 Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD 57251
  • Call Sign: K0GDR, Licensee ID: L01323687, Grant Date: 09/14/2007, Expiration Date: 08/21/2017, Cancellation Date: 08/22/2019, Certifier: Basil O Dilger, Registrant: Basil O Dilger, Blue Cloud Abbey, Marvin, SD 57251-0098
  • Call Sign: KE0FCM, Licensee ID: L01955482, Grant Date: 07/07/2015, Expiration Date: 07/07/2025, Certifier: Tyler C Henderson, Registrant: Tyler C Henderson, 46547 Us Highway 18, Marvin, SD 57251

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Marvin, SD
  • 40.0%Wood
  • 30.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.0%Other fuel
  • 10.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Marvin, SD
  • 100.0%Electricity


Marvin compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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