Norris, South Dakota

Submit your own pictures of this place and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 152.
Males: 70  (46.2%)
Females: 82  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

25.5 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,312
Norris:

$31,312
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $14,132

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $35,539
Norris:

$35,539
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $149,389; detached houses: $27,237; mobile homes: $265,172

Median gross rent in 2019: $389.

March 2019 cost of living index in Norris: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 97.6%
(42.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Norris, SD (2019)
    • 16798.2%American Indian alone
    • 63.5%White alone



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Norris, South Dakota as of October 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Norris is 24 to 1.


Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Ancestries: German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2500 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (109.7 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (296.0 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (696.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Corn Creek, SD (2.5 miles),
Parmelee, SD (3.6 miles ),
Soldier Creek, SD (4.3 miles ),
White River, SD (4.8 miles ),
Rosebud, SD (4.9 miles ),
Two Strike, SD (4.9 miles),
Wanblee, SD (4.9 miles ),
Belvidere, SD (5.0 miles)

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 101.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Norris, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Norris, SD in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Tornado activity:

Norris-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Norris place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1956, a category F3 tornado 34.1 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norris-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 298% greater 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 476.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 233.6 miles away from Norris center
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 102.8 miles away from Norris center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 243.6 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 Mellette County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Norris:

  • Chadron State College (about 102 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 109 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 151 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 192 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Northeast Community College (about 217 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 220 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of South Dakota (about 221 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Public elementary/middle school in Norris:

  • NORRIS ELEMENTARY - 08 (Location: NORRIS HWY, Grades: PK-5)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear place borders

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

Mellette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.9 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.4%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

17.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Norris:

Marital status in Norris, SD
  • Never married: 49.6%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Norris:

  • High school or higher: 55.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Norris, SD (based on Mellette County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4795
Evangelical Protestant2026
Other1031
Catholic802
None1,184-
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
Mellette County:

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Mellette County:

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

11.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Norris:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norris:

  • KINI (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, NE; Owner: THE ROSEBUD EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY)
  • KZSD-FM (102.5 FM; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SD PUBLIC B/G TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Norris:

  • KZSD-TV (Channel 8; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Norris fatal accident list:

May 1, 1994 00:18 AM, 63, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 2, 1990 11:00 PM, 63, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.4mTotal length
  • $14,000Total costs
  • 294Total average daily traffic
  • 49Total average daily truck traffic
  • 420Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jon Reis, ~0.60 Miles Northwest Of Norris, West Of State Highway 63 (Lat: 43.481444 Lon: -101.204806), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 46095 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: At&t Mobility Services, LLC, Ms9554@att.Com, Suite 350, Bloom-ington, Phone: (952) 656-9173
  • JOHN MONDAY, ~0.60 Miles Northwest Of Norris, West Of State Highway 63 (Lat: 43.481444 Lon: -101.204806), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 46095 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: At&t Mobility Services, LLC, Ms9554@att.Com, Suite 350, Bloom-ington, Phone: (952) 656-9173
  • JOHN MONDAY, ~0.60 Miles Northwest Of Norris, West Of State Highway 63 (Lat: 43.481444 Lon: -101.204806), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 46095 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC, Fccmw@att.Com, , Richa-rdson, Phone: (855) 699-7073
  • Jacob T Chapman, ~0.60 Miles Northwest Of Norris, West Of State Highway 63 (Lat: 43.481444 Lon: -101.204806), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 46095 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 265-6770
  • Jacob T Chapman, ~0.60 Miles Northwest Of Norris, West Of State Highway 63 (Lat: 43.481444 Lon: -101.204806), Type: 126.5, Structure height: 46095 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (678) 265-6770

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • BLACK PIPE PRV, Sd-63 (Lat: 43.461333 Lon: -101.163639), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQYI466,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.312 MHz, Grant Date: 10/07/2016, Expiration Date: 10/07/2026, Certifier: Young Columbe, Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S Pflumm, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Norris, SD
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Norris, SD
  • 48.5%Wood
  • 27.3%Electricity
  • 24.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Norris compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator