Oacoma, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 469 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.3%
Males: 242  (51.6%)
Females: 227  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57365.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,665 (it was $36,719 in 2000)
Oacoma:

$50,665
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,677 (it was $17,206 in 2000)

Oacoma town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,499 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
Oacoma:

$92,499
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $95,763; Detached houses: $106,661; Mobile homes: $66,584

Median gross rent in 2012: $510.

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Oacoma races chart
  • White alone - 398 (88.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 29 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oacoma: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (45.0%), Dutch (9.5%), Irish (9.2%), Czech (8.2%), Polish (5.2%), English (4.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1390 feet

Land area: 2.02 square miles.

Population density: 232 people per square mile   (very low).

Oacoma, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Oacoma:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oacoma town:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 14.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Oacoma, South Dakota as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oacoma to the number of sex offenders is 230 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,136 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $735 (1.1%)

Oacoma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (133.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (245.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (608.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chamberlain, SD (1.6 miles ), Pukwana, SD (3.2 miles ), Reliance, SD (3.5 miles ), Ola, SD (4.1 miles) , Fort Thompson, SD (4.2 miles ), Hamill, SD (4.6 miles) , Lower Brule, SD (4.6 miles ), Kimball, SD (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $349,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.80 N, Longitude: 99.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

4.6%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)

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

Average climate in Oacoma, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oacoma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Oacoma town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Oacoma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 57% 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 561.3 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 28.4 miles away from Oacoma 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 75.7 miles away from the city 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 327.3 miles away from the city center
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 45.3 miles away from Oacoma center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 208.7 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 Lyman County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Oacoma:

  • MID-DAKOTA DIALYSIS OF SANFORD HEALTH (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)
  • MID-DAKOTA HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)
  • SANFORD CHAMBERLAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oacoma:

  • Northern State University (about 123 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 132 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 134 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 143 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 158 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 162 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 179 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

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Notable location: Oacoma City Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Pontoon Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Oacoma: Chamberlain Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Chamberlain Cedar Shore (1500 Shoreline Drive), Comfort Inn of Oacoma (203 East Sd Highway 16), Holiday Inn Exp Chamberlain (100 West Highway 16), Econo Lodge (West SR 16), Comfort Inn Oacoma (203 E Highway 16).

Lyman 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 Oacoma and their reported violations in the past:

OACOMA (Population served: 451, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-24-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2013)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.6%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Oacoma compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Oacoma (2011 data):

  • First Dakota National Bank: Oacoma Branch at 1000 East Sd Highway 16, branch established on 2007/12/03. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $846.4 mil, Deposits: $751.2 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Dakota Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Oacoma, South Dakota:

  • Howard Johnson Inn & Suites, 203 E Hwy 16, Oacoma, SD 57365 , Phone: (605) 234-4222, Fax: (605) 234-6849
  • Oasis Inn, 1100 E Hwy 16, Oacoma, SD 57365 , Phone: (605) 734-6061, Fax: (605) 734-4161
  • Days Inn, PO Box 67, Oacoma, SD 57365 , Phone: (605) 734-4100, Fax: (605) 734-4111
  • Holiday Inn Express, 100 West Hwy 16, Oacoma, SD 57365 , Phone: (605) 734-5593, Fax: (605) 734-5593
  • Cedar Shore Resort, 1500 Shoreline Dr, Oacoma, SD 57365 , Phone: (605) 734-6376, Fax: (605) 734-6854
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Oacoma, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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 Oacoma town (based on Lyman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.72%
Here: 61.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents48.7%15.8%14.1%9.4%12.1%
Congregations26.7%20.0%20.0%13.3%20.0%
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: 4
Lyman County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lyman County:

23.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyman County:

33.1%
South Dakota:

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

14.3%
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 1$2,790$33,4800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,348
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$381
Other and Unallocable 3$8,868$35,4720$0
Totals for Government 4$11,658$34,9746$1,729

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $190,000 ($405.12)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $92,000 ($196.16)
    Regular Highways: $68,000 ($144.99)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($110.87)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($106.61)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($83.16)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($25.59)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($23.45)
    Health Services - Other: $9,000 ($19.19)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($10.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($8.53)
    Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($4.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($46.91)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $21,000 ($44.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($25.59)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($6.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $73,000 ($155.65)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $40,000 ($85.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($2.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($83.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($10.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $85,000 ($181.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($8.53)
    Highways: $4,000 ($8.53)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $416,000 ($886.99)
    Property: $45,000 ($95.95)
    NEC: $6,000 ($12.79)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($6.40)

Oacoma government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $359,000 ($765.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $246,000 ($524.52)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $113,000 ($240.94)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $962,000 ($2051.17)

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brule County, SD  1.13% ($29,733 average AGI)
from Hughes County, SD  0.75% ($31,600)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Brule County, SD  1.22% ($31,313 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oacoma:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oacoma:

  • 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 Oacoma:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-TV (Channel 6; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Oacoma fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 1996 07:25 AM, I090, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 1986 05:30 PM, I90 B Loop, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total average daily traffic: 13,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,784

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0WRO, Licensee ID: L00636597
    Grant Date: 02/28/2013, Expiration Date: 05/11/2023, Certifier: Diana R Goos
    Registrant: Diana R Goos, Oacoma, SD 57365-0136

Most common first names in Oacoma, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William476.5 years
Donald371.0 years
John373.3 years
James260.5 years
Frank272.5 years
Hazel285.5 years
Josephine285.0 years
Edward269.5 years
George280.0 years
Joseph271.4 years
Most common last names in Oacoma, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hickey574.4 years
Kenobbie469.8 years
Hodgin475.8 years
Harmon384.7 years
Peterson381.0 years
Cleland271.5 years
Bice284.0 years
Boyer288.9 years
Hutmacher260.5 years
Byre280.0 years
Businesses in Oacoma, SD
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Howard Johnson1
Chevrolet1Quality1
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