Monroe, South Dakota

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Population in 2012: 158 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.1%
 
Males: 69  (44.1%)
Females: 89  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57047

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,148 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Monroe:

$37,148
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,313 (it was $17,512 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,043 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Monroe:

$46,043
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $43,288; Detached houses: $44,766; Mobile homes: $37,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $481.

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  • White alone - 156 (97.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Monroe: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.5%), Irish (15.9%), Norwegian (11.9%), Dutch (9.3%), English (4.0%), United States (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 5/29/1901

Elevation: 1480 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 420 people per square mile 
 
 (low).
Monroe, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Monroe:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monroe town:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 31.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.1%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $920 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $678 (1.5%)

Monroe satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (24.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (165.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (497.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Marion, SD (2.2 miles ), Parker, SD (2.7 miles ), Dolton, SD (2.9 miles) , Canistota, SD (2.9 miles ), Humboldt, SD (3.6 miles ), Chancellor, SD (3.7 miles ), Freeman, SD (3.8 miles ), Montrose, SD (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.49 N, Longitude: 97.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Monroe household income distribution Monroe home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+7.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)

Average climate in Monroe, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Monroe-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Monroe town center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 tornado 19.2 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Monroe-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 120.4 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 98.3 miles away from Monroe center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 161.6 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 671.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 66.3 miles away from Monroe center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.0 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 Turner County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Monroe topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Monroe:

  • TIESZEN MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MARION, SD)
  • HILLTOP HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PARKER, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY CANISTOTA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CANISTOTA, SD)
  • FREEMAN COMMUNITY NH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FREEMAN, SD)
  • OAKVIEW TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FREEMAN, SD)
  • DIAMOND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRIDGEWATER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monroe:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 23 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 51 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota State University (about 62 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 83 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 87 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 99 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Northeast Community College (about 100 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.75
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.4%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Monroe compared to South Dakota state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Monroe town (based on Turner County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.90%
Here: 89.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchMennonite Church USAReformed Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents22.4%16.9%12.6%10.4%6.7%
Congregations14.0%9.3%4.7%9.3%9.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceOther
Adherents5.5%4.5%3.9%2.8%14.3%
Congregations9.3%9.3%7.0%2.3%25.6%
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: 5
Turner County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Turner County:

13.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

9.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Turner County:

26.2%
South Dakota:

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

17.3%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$332
Sewerage 0$0 1$129
Totals for Government 0$0 5$461

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $37,000 ($234.18)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($139.24)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($50.63)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($44.30)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($37.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $29,000 ($183.54)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,000 ($12.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($37.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($139.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($25.32)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($94.94)
    Total General Sales: $7,000 ($44.30)
    NEC: $2,000 ($12.66)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($6.33)

Monroe government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $42,000 ($265.82)

7.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200531,462 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
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  2.25% ($29,819 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, SD  1.09% ($34,657)


8.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200629,350 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
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  3.27% ($27,962 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  1.08% ($33,857)
to Clay County, SD  0.34% ($21,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Monroe:

  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Monroe:

  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Monroe:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K34DR (Channel 34; HUMBOLDT, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WB0VBW, Licensee ID: L00148412
    Grant Date: 08/28/2007, Expiration Date: 11/21/2017, Certifier: John L Nesladek
    Registrant: John L Nesladek, 127 W Ash St, Monroe, SD 57047

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