Okaton, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 36. Population change since 2000: +24.1%
Males: 18  (50.0%)
Females: 18  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  29.1 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57562

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,211 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Okaton:

$32,211
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,851 (it was $13,859 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $32,236 (it was $19,500 in 2000)
Okaton:

$32,236
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $87,161; Detached houses: $94,374; Mobile homes: $60,676
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Okaton: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (100.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2240 feet

Land area: 29.8 square miles.

Population density: 1.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Okaton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Okaton:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Okaton CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Okaton CDP:  1.7% ($340)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

Okaton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (115.6 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (304.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (685.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Murdo, SD (3.2 miles ), Midland, SD (4.1 miles) , Belvidere, SD (4.3 miles) , Draper, SD (4.4 miles) , White River, SD (4.9 miles ), Corn Creek, SD (5.2 miles) , Kadoka, SD (5.5 miles ), Vivian, SD (5.6 miles) .

Latitude: 43.89 N, Longitude: 100.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Okaton household income distribution Okaton home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Okaton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 7/23/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.4 miles away from the Okaton place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1953, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okaton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 45% 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 484.5 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 256.4 miles away from Okaton 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 78.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from Okaton 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 128.1 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 Jones County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okaton:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 115 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 129 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Black Hills State University (about 153 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 162 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 197 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 203 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • South Dakota State University (about 208 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

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Jones 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 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  81.8%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Okaton CDP (based on Jones County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2362
Evangelical Protestant2264
Catholic462
Other1-
None497-
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
Jones County:

19.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Jones County:

47.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

28.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

29.0%
South Dakota:

27.7%

5.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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

6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($20,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Okaton:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Okaton:

  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K44GG (Channel 44; MURDO, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 29m95ftTotal length
  • 11,728Total average daily traffic
  • 2,944Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Okaton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Okaton, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 Section 26, Township 1 N, Range 26 E (Lat: 44.020972 Lon: -100.963028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 147.5 m, Overall height: 149.7 m, Call Sign: WPTU846
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 12/19/2021, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2015, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • Okaton, Nw 1/4 Nw 1/4 S26 T1n R26e (Lat: 44.020972 Lon: -100.963028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 147.5 m, Overall height: 149.7 m, Call Sign: WQNI448
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6775.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6745.00 MHz... (+5 more)Grant Date: 02/14/2011, Expiration Date: 08/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/15/2011, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 Twentieth Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3471Z , Serial Number: 18-7291, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1961
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Billy Wyly, 24684 Wyly Rd, Okaton, SD 57562, Other Owners: Mack Wyly

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)

Okaton 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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.
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