McLaughlin, South Dakota

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Population in 2012: 667 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 
Males: 311  (46.7%)
Females: 356  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57642.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,185 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
McLaughlin:

$24,185
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,785 (it was $10,682 in 2000)

McLaughlin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $40,559 (it was $22,300 in 2000)
McLaughlin:

$40,559
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $47,012; Detached houses: $54,995; Mobile homes: $12,083

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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McLaughlin races chart
  • American Indian alone - 417 (62.9%)
  • White alone - 186 (28.1%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McLaughlin: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.6%), Russian (3.9%), French (3.5%), English (2.6%), Norwegian (1.8%), Danish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1909

Elevation: 2001 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,579 people per square mile   (low).

McLaughlin, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in McLaughlin:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McLaughlin city:

  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 22.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in McLaughlin, South Dakota as of January 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in McLaughlin to the number of sex offenders is 48 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,250 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $283 (1.3%)

McLaughlin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (69.2 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (370.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (709.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Little Eagle, SD (3.0 miles ), Bullhead, SD (3.7 miles ), Selfridge, ND (4.1 miles ), Fort Yates, ND (4.6 miles ), Pollock, SD (5.1 miles ), Mobridge, SD (5.1 miles ), McIntosh, SD (5.2 miles ), Timber Lake, SD (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $85,000

Latitude: 45.81 N, Longitude: 100.81 W

Area code: 605

McLaughlin household income distribution McLaughlin home values distribution

Crime rates in McLaughlin by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2007
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1000
per 100,000 127.90.00.00.0
Robberies 0201
per 100,000 0.0249.70.0132.5
Assaults 542N/A
per 100,000 639.4499.4252.8N/A
Burglaries 1116511
per 100,000 1406.61997.5632.11457.0
Thefts 2284
per 100,000 255.8249.71011.4529.8
Auto thefts 0001
per 100,000 0.00.00.0132.5
Arson 0011
per 100,000 0.00.0126.4132.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 317.2) 333.3319.3133.0N/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in McLaughlin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 4 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
South Dakota average:

1.86
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Educational services (54%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in McLaughlin, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

McLaughlin-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the McLaughlin city center killed 2 people and injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McLaughlin-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 61% 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 487.2 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 130.1 miles away from McLaughlin 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 334.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 272.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 274.6 miles away from McLaughlin center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 646.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Corson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McLaughlin topographic map

Birthplace of: Rod Froelich - Politician.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McLaughlin:

  • University of Mary (about 64 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 70 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Northern State University (about 116 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 168 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Minot State University (about 170 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Black Hills State University (about 175 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 205 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

Library in McLaughlin:

  • MCLAUGHLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $34,315; Location: 324A MAIN ST; 8,319 books; 24 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in McLaughlin: McLaughlin Fire Department (A), McLaughlin City Hall (B), McLaughlin Public Library (C), McLaughlin Ambulance (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Corson 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 McLaughlin that have no violations reported:

  • MCLAUGHLIN (Population served: 663, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.6%
(20.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

McLaughlin compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

McLaughlin travel time to work - commute McLaughlin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McLaughlin city (based on Corson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.07%
Here: 90.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents49.2%20.7%7.2%7.1%15.8%
Congregations25.0%21.4%10.7%7.1%35.7%
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: 1
Corson County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Corson County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Corson County:

39.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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$2,739$32,8680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,605
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,001$24,0120$0
Police - Other 1$1,920$23,0403$4,388
Water Supply 3$8,232$32,9280$0
Electric Power 1$1,862$22,3440$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$866
Other and Unallocable 1$2,156$25,8721$1,295
Totals for Government 8$18,910$28,36512$8,154

McLaughlin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $274,000 ($410.79)
    Electric Utilities: $232,000 ($347.83)
    Police Protection: $130,000 ($194.90)
    Water Utilities: $99,000 ($148.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($86.96)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($74.96)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($73.46)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($64.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($29.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $209,000 ($313.34)

McLaughlin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $74,000 ($110.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($68.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($3.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($14.99)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $417,000 ($625.19)
    Liquor Stores: $227,000 ($340.33)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($166.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($6.00)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $52,000 ($77.96)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($4.50)

8.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
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 Sioux County, ND  1.33% ($22,857 average AGI)
from Walworth County, SD  1.23% ($18,923)


10.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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 Walworth County, SD  2.04% ($20,500 average AGI)
to Sioux County, ND  1.20% ($18,231)

Strongest AM radio stations in McLaughlin:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McLaughlin:

  • KLND (89.5 FM; LITTLE EAGLE, SD; Owner: SEVENTH GENERATION MEDIA SVCS, INC.)
  • KOLY-FM (99.5 FM; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

McLaughlin fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 2011 04:51 PM, Sr-63, Lat: 45.83330, Lon: -100.81060, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 27, 1999 04:01 AM, Us-12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 12, 1998 08:34 AM, Us-12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 15, 1992 00:45 AM, 63, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • City Hall Police Dept (Lat: 45.816667 Lon: -100.817917), Call Sign: KRL81, Licensee ID: L00080795
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, 153.845 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/1997, Expiration Date: 05/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2002
    Registrant: War Hawk Civil Defense District, Fire Hall, Mobridge, SD 57601, Phone: (605) 845-2800
  • Mclaughlin Public School (Lat: 45.816944 Lon: -100.815694), Call Sign: KRL85, Licensee ID: L00080795
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, 153.845 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/1997, Expiration Date: 05/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2002
    Registrant: War Hawk Civil Defense District, Fire Hall, Mobridge, SD 57601, Phone: (605) 845-2800
  • Willards Repair Bldg 1 Mi N (Lat: 45.828333 Lon: -100.814306), Call Sign: WBM24, Licensee ID: L00080795
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, 153.845 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/1997, Expiration Date: 05/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/15/2002
    Registrant: War Hawk Civil Defense District, Fire Hall, Mobridge, SD 57601, Phone: (605) 845-2800
  • 1 1/2 Mi S Of Jct Hwys 12 & 63 (Lat: 45.915556 Lon: -100.810417), Call Sign: KNCQ937, Licensee ID: L00100743
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2003, Expiration Date: 03/07/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/30/2006
    Registrant: Donald Gugel, 11010 Sd Hwy 63, Mclaughlin, SD 57642-6508, Phone: (605) 823-4472, Email:
  • 5 Mi Se (Lat: 45.746667 Lon: -100.763472), Call Sign: KNGR301
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/1998, Expiration Date: 04/26/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2003
    Registrant: Clarence Huber, Hc 74 Box 17, Mc Laughlin, SD 57642
  • Lat: 45.770278 Lon: -100.810000, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPXT299
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.437 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 456.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 06/05/2023, Certifier: Ralph Walker
    Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • BEAR SOLDIER TANK, Bear Soldier Tank - 2.20mi S Of Us12 On Sr63 (Lat: 45.784139 Lon: -100.808000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 10.3 m, Call Sign: WQHF742
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHz, 456.175 MHz, 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2007, Expiration Date: 07/18/2017, Certifier: Ralph Walker
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MCLAUGHLIN, 4.8 Mi S Of (Lat: 45.745250 Lon: -100.813167), Overall height: 68 m, Call Sign: KAC81, Licensee ID: L00069760
    Assigned Frequencies: 6219.50 MHz, 6293.60 MHz, 6338.10 MHz, 6412.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/10/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/10/2009, Certifier: Robert A Barfield
    Registrant: West River Telecommunications Cooperative

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0MEI
    Grant Date: 11/29/1996, Expiration Date: 11/29/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/02/2008
    Registrant: Domenico Procida, 302 First Ave E, Mclaughlin, SD 57642

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