Ortley, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 64 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.5%
Males: 36  (56.5%)
Females: 28  (43.5%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57256, 57266, 57273.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,738 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Ortley:

$48,738
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,959 (it was $11,327 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $39,856 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Ortley:

$39,856
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $44,979; detached houses: $44,838

Median gross rent in 2019: $422.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ortley: 74.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.5%

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  • Races in Ortley, SD (2019)
    • 4189.1%White alone
    • 24.3%American Indian alone
    • 24.3%Two or more races



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ortley, South Dakota as of February 01, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ortley is 46 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (21.4%), English (14.3%), German (14.3%), American (7.1%), Norwegian (7.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 6/20/1906

Elevation: 1840 feet

Land area: 2.24 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Ortley, South Dakota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ortley town:

2.0% ($199)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (108.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (193.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (534.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Waubay, SD (2.3 miles ),
Summit, SD (2.8 miles ),
Grenville, SD (3.6 miles),
Marvin, SD (3.8 miles),
Webster, SD (4.0 miles ),
Wilmot, SD (4.2 miles ),
Goodwill, SD (4.2 miles ),
Agency Village, SD (4.2 miles)

Latitude: 45.33 N, Longitude: 97.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Ortley, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ortley, SD in 2019

Ortley satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Average climate in Ortley, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ortley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Ortley town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 tornado 31.9 miles away from the town center caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ortley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 133.3 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 660.1 miles away from Ortley center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from Ortley center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.4 miles away from Ortley center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roberts County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ortley:

  • Northern State University (about 64 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 72 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • South Dakota State University (about 73 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 85 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 88 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 93 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 96 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Points of interest:

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

Cemetery: Ortley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Roberts County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.4%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Ortley:

Marital status in Ortley, SD
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Ortley:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ortley, SD (based on Roberts County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,27617
Catholic1,5755
Evangelical Protestant1,18914
Other1632
None3,946-
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: 7
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

9.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Roberts County:

30.9%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roberts County:

18.6%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ortley:

48.2%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.8%
State:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Ortley:

22.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

33.3%
South Dakota:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.6%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
South Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Ortley:

14.3%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

58.3%
State:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Ortley:

89.0%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ortley, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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 3$210
Financial Administration 0$0 1$130
Totals for Government 0$0 4$340

5.11% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Codington County, SD  0.56% ($28,700 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ortley:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ortley:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBWS-FM (102.9 FM; SISSETON, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Ortley:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

Ortley fatal accident list:

Mar 10, 1990 09:30 PM, 12, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.4mTotal length
  • $1,357,000Total costs
  • 259Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ortley, SD
  • 44.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 44.4%Electricity
  • 11.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ortley, SD
  • 77.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Ortley compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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