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Population in 2012: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.2%
Males: 35  (59.0%)
Females: 26  (41.0%)

Median resident age:  54.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57371

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,817 (it was $27,083 in 2000)
Ree Heights:

$39,817
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,643

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $13,761 (it was $12,100 in 2000)
Ree Heights:

$13,761
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $19,297; Detached houses: $19,297

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ree Heights: 74.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.8%), Swedish (20.0%), Norwegian (10.5%), Scottish (8.4%), Irish (6.3%), English (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1729 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 209 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Ree Heights:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ree Heights town:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 19.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (1.6%)

Ree Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (140.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (277.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (609.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Miller, SD (3.3 miles ), Highmore, SD (3.4 miles ), St. Lawrence, SD (3.6 miles ), Wessington, SD (5.0 miles ), Harrold, SD (5.1 miles ), Orient, SD (5.2 miles) , Rockham, SD (5.7 miles) , Fort Thompson, SD (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 44.52 N, Longitude: 99.20 W

Area code: 605

Ree Heights household income distribution Ree Heights home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -38 (-30.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (52%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (53%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


Average climate in Ree Heights, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Ree Heights-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/3/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Ree Heights town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/24/2006, a category F3 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ree Heights-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 90% 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 23.3 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 61.7 miles away from Ree Heights center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from Ree Heights center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hand County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Riley Gardner - Psychologist.


Hospitals/medical centers near Ree Heights:

  • AVERA HAND COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND CLINIC (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; MILLER, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY MILLER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MILLER, SD)
  • HIGHMORE HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HIGHMORE, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Ree Heights, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ree Heights:

  • South Dakota State University (about 121 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of South Dakota (about 166 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 170 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Mary (about 170 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 178 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • Wayne State College (about 192 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 194 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)

Public elementary/middle school in Ree Heights:

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

 
Hand 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: 5.1%

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.3%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Ree Heights compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ree Heights travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (21%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ree Heights town (based on Hand County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.09%
Here70.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Hutterian Brethren
Adherents49.2%17.9%12.4%9.0%3.8%
Congregations23.1%7.7%15.4%7.7%7.7%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.8%1.7%1.3%0.6%
Congregations7.7%7.7%7.7%7.7%7.7%
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: 1
Hand County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

9.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

9.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hand County:

28.5%
State:

27.7%

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


5.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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



6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
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 Brookings County, SD  0.75% ($18,600 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ree Heights:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ree Heights:

  • 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)

TV broadcast stations around Ree Heights:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 9 Mi S & 1.7 Mi W (Lat: 44.389694 Lon: -99.240111), Call Sign: KZL679, Licensee ID: L00117471
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/20/1995, Expiration Date: 11/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2001
    Registrant: George Engelmann, Hcr 65 Box 49, Ree Heights, SD 57371, Phone: (605) 943-5686

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 2.5 Mi Se (Lat: 44.472194 Lon: -99.173972), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNTI321
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.581 MHz, 928.581 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/25/2010, Expiration Date: 11/14/2020, Certifier: Bruce A Mckinley
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • TITAN 1 SUBSTATION, 105 Miles Ese Of (Lat: 44.500722 Lon: -99.165444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQKM505
    Assigned Frequencies: 10617.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 07/14/2019, Certifier: Kirt P Mayson
    Registrant: Northwestern Corporation, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-3845, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:
  • REE HTS WEST, 2.5 Miles Se Of (Lat: 44.484167 Lon: -99.190556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQKM509
    Assigned Frequencies: 10552.5 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 953.550 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 07/14/2019, Certifier: Kirt P Mayson
    Registrant: Northwestern Energy, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701, Phone: (406) 497-1000, Fax: (406) 497-3525, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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