Parmelee, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 562.
Population change since 2000: -13.5%
Males: 277  (49.4%)
Females: 285  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

18.3 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57566.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $17,723 (it was $11,063 in 2000)
Parmelee:

$17,723
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $4,967 (it was $2,946 in 2000)

Parmelee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $44,212 (it was $19,600 in 2000)
Parmelee:

$44,212
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $41,487; detached houses: $41,444

Median gross rent in 2017: $397.

March 2019 cost of living index in Parmelee: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 49.6%
(48.5% for American Indian residents, 58.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Parmelee, SD (2010)
    • 55198.0%American Indian alone
    • 61.1%White alone
    • 50.9%Hispanic

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Parmelee, South Dakota as of January 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Parmelee is 106 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2647 feet

Land area: 5.68 square miles.

Population density: 99 people per square mile   (very low).

Parmelee, South Dakota map

12 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
South Dakota:

1.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Parmelee CDP:

2.0% ($393)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (121.3 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (283.5 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (687.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Soldier Creek, SD (2.7 miles ),
Rosebud, SD (3.3 miles ),
Two Strike, SD (3.3 miles),
Norris, SD (3.6 miles),
Spring Creek, SD (3.8 miles),
St. Francis, SD (3.8 miles ),
Corn Creek, SD (4.3 miles),
Mission, SD (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 43.32 N, Longitude: 101.04 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Parmelee, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Parmelee, SD in 2017
Parmelee satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Most common industries in Parmelee, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (44.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.3%)
  • Social assistance (10.5%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (40.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (67.1%)
  • Social assistance (15.7%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Parmelee, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (25.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (13.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.7%)
  • Teachers, special education (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (40.0%)
  • Carpenters (20.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.1%)
  • Construction laborers (11.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (38.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (10.0%)
  • Teachers, special education (10.0%)
  • Child care workers (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)

Average climate in Parmelee, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Parmelee-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the Parmelee place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1962, a category F3 tornado 27.5 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parmelee-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 43% 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 486.3 miles away from Parmelee 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 238.5 miles away from Parmelee 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 102.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from the city 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 41.5 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 114.9 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 Todd County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Parmelee topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parmelee:

  • Chadron State College (about 106 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 121 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 163 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 194 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Northeast Community College (about 205 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 207 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of South Dakota (about 212 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Public elementary/middle school in Parmelee:

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Church in Parmelee: Holy Innocence Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Eagle Feather Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Todd 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:

3.8 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.3%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

14.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Parmelee:

Marital status in Parmelee, SD
  • Never married: 66.6%
  • Now married: 23.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

For population 25 years and over in Parmelee:

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parmelee, SD (based on Todd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,3655
Mainline Protestant7856
Other5111
Evangelical Protestant1956
None6,756-
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: 4
Todd County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Todd County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

12.5%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

37.0%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Parmelee:

45.6%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Parmelee:

43.9%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Parmelee:

29.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.0%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.3%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Parmelee:

35.3%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Parmelee:

52.9%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.9%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Parmelee, SD Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Parmelee:

  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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 Parmelee:

  • 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 Parmelee:

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

Parmelee fatal accident list:

Jan 13, 1996 08:40 PM, Compton St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
May 27, 1991 10:09 PM, 63, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 2, 1989 07:46 PM, First, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.7mTotal length
  • 720Total average daily traffic
  • 36Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,039Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Parmelee)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Booster No 3 Sw 1/4 S7 T38n R32w (Lat: 43.276944 Lon: -101.162083), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPKC811,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.390 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2013, Expiration Date: 04/08/2023, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0HZI, Grant Date: 11/01/1995, Expiration Date: 11/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2007, Registrant: Edna Nisly, 5713 S Herren Rd, Parmelee, SD 57566

Most common first names in Parmelee, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James564.8 years
Mary563.0 years
John469.5 years
Joseph474.7 years
Rose470.2 years
Seth361.4 years
Ida383.0 years
Isaac376.3 years
Eugene362.0 years
Clarence268.5 years
Most common last names in Parmelee, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Runninghorse668.0 years
Leadingfight557.0 years
High Pipe457.2 years
Medicine475.2 years
Whipple462.5 years
Waln480.8 years
Spottedtail467.0 years
Heinert376.6 years
Huber369.0 years
Littleelk345.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Parmelee, SD
  • 69.6%Wood
  • 30.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Parmelee, SD
  • 41.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.0%Electricity
  • 22.9%Wood
  • 7.6%Utility gas


Parmelee compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Parmelee on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #56 (57566) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #59 (57566) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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