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Population in 2012: 210 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.0%
 

Males: 120  (57.3%)
Females: 90  (42.7%)

Median resident age:  51.2 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57367

Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,026 (it was $50,250 in 2000)
Pickstown:

$67,026
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,495

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $109,985 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Pickstown:

$109,985
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $164,709; Detached houses: $164,709

Median gross rent in 2012: $594.

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  • White alone - 164 (81.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (10.4%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (6.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pickstown: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Irish (9.7%), English (8.7%), Dutch (4.4%), Swedish (4.4%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1462 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Pickstown:

  • High school or higher: 99.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pickstown town:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,688 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,477 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (96.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (179.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (559.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lake Andes, SD (2.5 miles ), Ravinia, SD (2.7 miles) , Marty, SD (2.7 miles ), Gross, NE (2.9 miles) , Wagner, SD (3.5 miles ), Geddes, SD (3.9 miles ), Spencer, NE (4.0 miles ), Bristow, NE (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $210,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 98.53 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+76.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (58%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Electricians (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Pickstown-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Pickstown town center .

On 5/21/1962, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pickstown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 90.7 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 27.7 miles away from Pickstown 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 50.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from Pickstown center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charles Mix County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pickstown topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Pickstown:

  • LAKE ANDES HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LAKE ANDES, SD)
  • WAGNER DIALYSIS OF SANFORD HEALTH (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; WAGNER, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Pickstown, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pickstown:

  • University of South Dakota (about 84 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 5,598)
  • Northeast Community College (about 92 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 96 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 119 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Dakota State University (about 123 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Central Community College (about 151 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 167 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)

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Notable location: Pickstown Town Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Fort Randall Casino & Hotel / Travel Plaza (Po Box 229 Highway 46), Fort Randall Inn (116 West USHighway 18).

 
Charles Mix County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% 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:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Pickstown compared to South Dakota state average:

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


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

  • Fort Randall Inn, Hwy 281 & 18, Pickstown, SD 57367 , Phone: (605) 487-7801
  • Dakota Inn, PO Box 166, Pickstown, SD 57367 , Phone: (605) 487-7404
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pickstown, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pickstown travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Pickstown town (based on Charles Mix County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.47%
Here72.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.0%10.2%8.6%8.3%7.2%
Congregations18.8%9.4%6.3%3.1%15.6%
NameLutheran ChurchReformed Church in AmericaHutterian BrethrenEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents5.9%5.5%4.4%1.6%4.3%
Congregations6.3%3.1%9.4%6.3%21.9%
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
Charles Mix County:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Charles Mix County:

14.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

6.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Charles Mix County:

32.8%
South Dakota:

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

18.9%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,506$30,0721$531
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$219
Other and Unallocable 1$2,338$28,0563$987
Totals for Government 2$4,844$29,0649$1,737

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $100,000 ($476.19)
    Sewerage: $62,000 ($295.24)
    Financial Administration: $43,000 ($204.76)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($114.29)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($66.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($9.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $58,000 ($276.19)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($80.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($4.76)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($90.48)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $102,000 ($485.71)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($104.76)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($157.14)
    Total General Sales: $25,000 ($119.05)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($14.29)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $125,000 ($595.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($595.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $677,000 ($3223.81)

4.75% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,810 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.60% ($23,000 average AGI)
from Davison County, SD  0.44% ($15,538)


6.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.12% ($17,147 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  0.95% ($16,379)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pickstown:

  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pickstown:

  • K57BX (Channel 57; LAKE ANDES, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)

Pickstown fatal accident list:

Oct 18, 1984 10:15 AM, 18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Cy Hall Main St (Lat: 43.066667 Lon: -98.525361), Type: Upole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPJX503
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/26/2022, Certifier: Bonnie Nielson
    Registrant: Omni Pro Software, 1731 Airport Drive, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (605) 256-3337
  • Water Treatment Plant 2 (Lat: 43.073056 Lon: -98.526472), Call Sign: WCG476, Licensee ID: L00085596
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/2012, Expiration Date: 04/26/2022
    Registrant: Randall Community Water District, 445 Main Street, Lake Andes, SD 57356, Phone: (605) 487-7823, Fax: (605) 487-7824, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WHITE SWAN, 700' N Of Hwy 46 Pickstown Sub (Lat: 43.071639 Lon: -98.534222), Overall height: 19.2 m, Call Sign: WNTV614
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/1999, Expiration Date: 01/27/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (281) 586-0574
  • PICKSTOWN, 29724 385th Avenue (Lat: 43.077778 Lon: -98.480417), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPNB606
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6840.00 MHz, 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Pickstown, 29724 385th Avenue (Lat: 43.077778 Lon: -98.480417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQNG961
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2011, Expiration Date: 08/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 Twentieth Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • STATION, 2.7 Mi Ene & 200 Ft S Of Hwy 46 (Lat: 43.080250 Lon: -98.483111), Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WEF533
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.000 MHz, 1935.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/14/2000, Expiration Date: 01/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (605) 256-8020

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Hwys 18 & 281 (Lat: 43.068889 Lon: -98.538417), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHW806, Licensee ID: L00010193
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014
    Registrant: Fort Randall Bait & Tackle, Hwys 18 & 281, Pickstown, SD 57367-0108


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