Pukwana, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 291 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 148  (51.1%)
Females: 143  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57370.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,197 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Pukwana:

$31,197
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,560 (it was $11,978 in 2000)

Pukwana town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,187 (it was $40,900 in 2000)
Pukwana:

$80,187
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $95,067; Detached houses: $111,856; Mobile homes: $20,563

Median gross rent in 2012: $495.

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Pukwana races chart
  • White alone - 223 (78.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (8.4%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (8.4%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (4.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pukwana: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.2%), Irish (20.4%), Norwegian (5.7%), English (3.4%), French (3.1%), Czech (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1549 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 375 people per square mile   (very low).

Pukwana, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Pukwana:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pukwana town:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Pukwana, South Dakota as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Pukwana to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $954 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $629 (1.5%)

Pukwana satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (123.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (237.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (598.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chamberlain, SD (2.7 miles ), Oacoma, SD (3.2 miles ), Kimball, SD (3.4 miles ), Ola, SD (3.5 miles) , Bijou Hills, SD (4.3 miles) , Gann Valley, SD (4.5 miles) , Reliance, SD (4.7 miles ), Fort Thompson, SD (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.78 N, Longitude: 99.18 W

Area code: 605

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

3.1%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+6.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Pukwana, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pukwana-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.9 miles away from the Pukwana town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Pukwana-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 58% 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 571.3 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 32.1 miles away from Pukwana 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 71.4 miles away from the city 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 336.3 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 35.5 miles away from Pukwana center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 202.3 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 Brule County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pukwana topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Pukwana:

  • MID-DAKOTA DIALYSIS OF SANFORD HEALTH (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)
  • MID-DAKOTA HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)
  • SANFORD CHAMBERLAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pukwana:

  • Northern State University (about 121 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 122 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 125 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 133 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 150 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 153 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 169 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

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Notable locations in Pukwana: Pukwana City Hall (A), Pukwana Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Anthony Cemetery (1), Community Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pukwana: Jorgensen State Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Brule 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: 11.0%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  60.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Pukwana compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pukwana town (based on Brule County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.22%
Here: 83.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents47.2%12.6%12.3%9.7%5.0%
Congregations17.6%5.9%5.9%11.8%11.8%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchBaptist General ConferenceEpiscopal ChurchHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents2.6%2.4%2.3%2.2%3.8%
Congregations11.8%5.9%5.9%5.9%17.6%
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
Brule County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Brule County:

15.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

13.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Brule County:

28.6%
South Dakota:

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

18.5%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,056
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$120
Water Supply 1$2,618$31,4160$0
Totals for Government 1$2,618$31,4164$1,176

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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 Lyman County, SD  0.77% ($31,313 average AGI)
from Davison County, SD  0.68% ($23,000)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.58% ($24,083)


7.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.01% ($29,048 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  0.82% ($23,824)
to Lyman County, SD  0.72% ($29,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pukwana:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pukwana:

  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-FM (94.5 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pukwana:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-TV (Channel 6; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • From Jct I90 & Sd 50 .8 Km Nw (Lat: 43.773056 Lon: -99.175083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPIX487
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/21/1997, Expiration Date: 10/21/2007, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2007, Certifier: Rick Gustad
    Registrant: Lao, 1270 Fairfield Rd Ste 13, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Fax: (717) 337-9157

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 43.775222 Lon: -99.180083, Call Sign: WQEA473
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/13/2005, Expiration Date: 12/13/2015, Certifier: Eric J Kroupa
    Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc, 5606-C Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:
  • PUKWANA RTU, Pukwana Rtu - 0.09mi S Of Cr122 On Stockwell Street (Lat: 43.772222 Lon: -99.181944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQID273
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, Certifier: Wade Blasius
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (785) 390-4500, Fax: (785) 390-4550, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 422AR , Serial Number: 2131, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/2001
    Registrant (Individual): John H Daly, 34662 236th St, Pukwana, SD 57370
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7834H , Serial Number: 12-734, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/22/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Todd M Priebe, 25147 Sd Highway 50, Pukwana, SD 57370

Most common first names in Pukwana, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William872.5 years
Florence485.8 years
Mary484.5 years
James475.8 years
Margaret470.5 years
Frank472.5 years
Raymond473.0 years
Clarence372.0 years
Grace380.3 years
Evelyn382.7 years
Most common last names in Pukwana, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Andera783.4 years
Houska781.3 years
Bely668.8 years
Sharping670.5 years
Larson586.4 years
Pazour578.0 years
Priebe561.0 years
Ashley477.7 years
Fleury461.3 years
Ketelhut477.5 years
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