Plankinton, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 715 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.0%
Males: 328  (45.9%)
Females: 387  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57368.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,205 (it was $32,019 in 2000)
Plankinton:

$44,205
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,064 (it was $15,611 in 2000)

Plankinton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $69,219 (it was $40,300 in 2000)
Plankinton:

$69,219
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $57,920; Detached houses: $57,544; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,896; In 2-unit structures: $60,538; Mobile homes: $54,292

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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Plankinton races chart
  • White alone - 626 (88.5%)
  • Hispanic - 72 (10.2%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plankinton: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.3%), Irish (15.9%), Dutch (10.0%), Norwegian (5.3%), United States (3.6%), English (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 8/26/1887

Elevation: 1525 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 1,095 people per square mile   (low).

Plankinton, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Plankinton:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plankinton city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

41 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe).

This city:  5.8%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $747 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $775 (1.2%)

Plankinton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (88.6 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (211.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (563.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stickney, SD (3.0 miles ), Mount Vernon, SD (3.3 miles ), White Lake, SD (3.4 miles ), Aurora Center, SD (3.5 miles) , Storla, SD (3.7 miles) , Loomis, SD (4.4 miles) , Harrison, SD (4.4 miles) , Corsica, SD (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $46,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $46,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $89,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 98.48 W

Area code: 605

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

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Plankinton, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Plankinton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Plankinton city center .

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.2 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plankinton-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 62% 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 606.5 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 57.6 miles away from Plankinton 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 68.7 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 5.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 180.8 miles away from Plankinton 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 369.4 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 Aurora County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plankinton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Plankinton:

  • AURORA-BRULE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WHITE LAKE, SD)
  • STORLA SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LETCHER, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plankinton:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 86 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 95 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 102 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northern State University (about 121 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Wayne State College (about 127 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northeast Community College (about 128 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 138 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public high schools in Plankinton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Plankinton:

See full list of schools located in Plankinton

Library in Plankinton:

  • PLANKINTON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,966; Location: 404 E DAVENPORT; 6,794 books; 152 audio materials; 427 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Plankinton: Plankinton Volunteer Fire Department (A), Plankinton City Hall (B), Aurora County Courthouse (C), Plankinton Ambulance (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (801 South Main Street), Super 8 Plankinton SD (RR 3 PO Box 1C).

Court: Circuit Court Chambers (401 North Main Street).

Aurora 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 Plankinton and their reported violations in the past:

PLANKINTON (Population served: 707, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.6%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
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

Plankinton compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Plankinton (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank: Farmers And Merchants State Bank at 101 South Main Street, branch established on 1910/04/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.6 mil, Deposits: $68.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Page Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Coal or coke (0%)
  • Wood (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plankinton city (based on Aurora County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.18%
Here: 82.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents40.3%21.8%14.5%14.1%9.4%
Congregations25.0%33.3%16.7%16.7%8.3%
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: 3
Aurora County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Aurora County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

21.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Aurora County:

26.4%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$11,452$34,3562$2,420
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$106
Local Libraries 0$0 1$408
Totals for Government 4$11,452$34,35610$2,934

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Davison County, SD  1.97% ($26,619 average AGI)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
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 Davison County, SD  1.40% ($24,867 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plankinton:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plankinton:

  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

Plankinton fatal accident list:

Jun 1, 1996 05:05 PM, 258, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,860
Total average daily truck traffic: 94
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 2,150

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Plankinton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Court House Basement (Lat: 43.717778 Lon: -98.482583), Call Sign: KAA828, Licensee ID: L00070083
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1000 MHz, 39.1600 MHz, 39.1800 MHz, 39.3200 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2003, Expiration Date: 03/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2013
    Registrant: County Of Aurora, Aurora County Courthouse, Plankinton, SD 57368
  • 10 Mi N 1 Mi W .25 Mi N (Lat: 43.865833 Lon: -98.508139), Call Sign: KZT623
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2001, Expiration Date: 01/14/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2011
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 1/2 Mi N & 1 1/2 Mi E Of I90 & Hwy 281 (Lat: 43.759167 Lon: -98.412500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 293.5 m, Overall height: 331.9 m, Call Sign: WQKA499
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.021 MHz, 455.021 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Tim J Grivna
    Registrant: Munn-Reese, Inc., 385 Airport Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036, Phone: (517) 278-7339

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Plankinton Substn 1 Mi S & 2 Mi W Of (Lat: 43.701917 Lon: -98.526472), Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WNEG801
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2000, Expiration Date: 01/18/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2006
    Registrant: Phone: (605) 256-4536
  • PLANKINTON, 4 1/2 Mi N & 1 1/2 Mi E Of I90 & Hwy 281 (Lat: 43.759167 Lon: -98.412500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 293.5 m, Overall height: 331.9 m, Call Sign: WPNM413
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/27/1998, Expiration Date: 04/01/2006
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 457-7040, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • PLANKINTON, 5 Miles Se Of (Lat: 43.644417 Lon: -98.441472), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WHT255
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.90 MHz, 6315.90 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6375.20 MHz, 6375.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/1990, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 06/18/1999
    Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 West Mineral Ave Rm Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0KAW, Licensee ID: L00326939
    Grant Date: 10/29/2008, Expiration Date: 12/17/2018, Certifier: Paul D Schneider
    Registrant: Paul D Schneider, 602 E State St, Plankinton, SD 57368
  • Call Sign: WB0EKL
    Grant Date: 02/09/1988, Expiration Date: 02/09/1998, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2000
    Registrant: Jesse S Johnson, Rr 1 Box 20, Plankinton, SD 57368

Most common first names in Plankinton, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2276.6 years
James1063.5 years
Ruth878.5 years
Leo769.0 years
Robert771.7 years
William776.7 years
Clarence673.0 years
Donald671.5 years
George580.2 years
Agnes579.2 years
Most common last names in Plankinton, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller1181.5 years
Larson1081.8 years
Johnson884.4 years
Grambihler782.9 years
Hawkins779.6 years
Krell676.5 years
Hoefert576.8 years
Kinyon581.4 years
Guindon580.8 years
Koch571.8 years
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