New Witten, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 77 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +51.0%
Males: 29  (38.6%)
Females: 48  (61.4%)
Median resident age:  48.3 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57584

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,818 (it was $14,583 in 2000)
New Witten:

$61,818
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,854 (it was $9,664 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,178 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
New Witten:

$29,178
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $53,500; Detached houses: $61,364; Mobile homes: $18,900
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  • White alone - 77 (97.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New Witten: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.0%), Irish (21.5%), Swedish (15.4%), Czech (7.7%), United States (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 301 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in New Witten:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New Witten town:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 37.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 32.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $383 (1.4%)

New Witten satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (163.2 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (252.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (640.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Winner, SD (3.5 miles ), Okreek, SD (4.0 miles ), Wood, SD (4.5 miles) , Colome, SD (4.7 miles ), Hamill, SD (4.8 miles) , White Horse, SD (5.3 miles) , Antelope, SD (5.4 miles ), Mission, SD (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.44 N, Longitude: 100.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

New Witten household income distribution New Witten home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-41.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (52%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in New Witten, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Witten-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the New Witten town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

New Witten-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 51% 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 531.4 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 63.2 miles away from New Witten 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 287.1 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 75.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 296.5 miles away from New Witten center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 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 Tripp County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Witten topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near New Witten:

  • WINNER REGIONAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WINNER, SD)
  • WINNER REGIONAL HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WINNER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Witten:

  • Chadron State College (about 154 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northern State University (about 161 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 163 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • University of South Dakota (about 166 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 166 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northeast Community College (about 167 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • South Dakota State University (about 176 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

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

Tripp County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

New Witten 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.
  • 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 rooms per house below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

New Witten travel time to work - commute New Witten mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Other fuel (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for New Witten town (based on Tripp County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.67%
Here: 69.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents40.0%14.8%14.4%9.3%4.0%
Congregations12.5%16.7%8.3%12.5%4.2%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist Churches in the USAOrthodox Presbyterian ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.6%3.2%2.8%1.9%5.9%
Congregations4.2%8.3%8.3%4.2%20.8%
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: 3
Tripp County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Tripp County:

10.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Tripp County:

31.1%
South Dakota:

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

15.0%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$929
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$639
Firefighters 0$0 1$313
Totals for Government 0$0 6$1,881

New Witten government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,000 ($155.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($38.96)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($25.97)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($25.97)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($25.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($25.97)

New Witten government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,000 ($25.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($12.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($25.97)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($51.95)
    NEC: $4,000 ($51.95)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($38.96)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($324.68)

4.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,484 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.28%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,025 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.59% ($16,769 average AGI)
to Pennington County, SD  0.59% ($113,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Witten:

  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Witten:

  • KWYR-FM (93.7 FM; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • 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 New Witten:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
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