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Population in 2012: 192 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 

Males: 71  (37.2%)
Females: 121  (62.8%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57569.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,182 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Reliance:

$50,182
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,606

Reliance town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,252 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Reliance:

$61,252
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,119; Detached houses: $72,774; Mobile homes: $30,700

Median gross rent in 2012: $583.

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  • White alone - 147 (77.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 34 (17.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Reliance: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.3%), Irish (8.4%), Norwegian (7.2%), Swedish (7.2%), Czech (6.6%), Greek (6.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/19/1905

Elevation: 1796 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 177 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Reliance:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reliance town:

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 7.1%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Reliance, South Dakota as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Reliance to the number of sex offenders is 192 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $880 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (145.4 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (257.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (620.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Oacoma, SD (3.5 miles ), Kennebec, SD (3.6 miles ), Lower Brule, SD (3.7 miles ), Chamberlain, SD (3.8 miles ), Fort Thompson, SD (3.9 miles ), Hamill, SD (4.5 miles) , Pukwana, SD (4.7 miles ), Presho, SD (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $23,300

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Latitude: 43.88 N, Longitude: 99.60 W

Area code: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+21.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Reliance-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.1 miles away from the Reliance town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/9/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Reliance-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 89% 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 25.1 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 84.6 miles away from Reliance 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 56.6 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 48.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Reliance 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 76.3 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 Lyman County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reliance topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Reliance:

  • MID-DAKOTA DIALYSIS OF SANFORD HEALTH (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)
  • MID-DAKOTA HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)
  • SANFORD CHAMBERLAIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CHAMBERLAIN, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Reliance, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reliance:

  • South Dakota State University (about 144 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of South Dakota (about 155 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Northeast Community College (about 169 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 173 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 191 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 195 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Mary (about 205 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,016)

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

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

 
Lyman 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: 21.7%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.6%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Reliance, SD

Reliance compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Reliance travel time to work - commute


Reliance mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Reliance town (based on Lyman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.72%
Here61.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents48.7%15.8%14.1%9.4%12.1%
Congregations26.7%20.0%20.0%13.3%20.0%
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
Lyman County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lyman County:

23.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyman County:

33.1%
South Dakota:

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

14.3%
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 0$0 4$500
Sewerage 0$0 1$60
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$400
Totals for Government 0$0 8$960

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $115,000 ($598.96)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($182.29)
    Financial Administration: $31,000 ($161.46)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($93.75)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($52.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($20.83)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($10.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($15.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($546.88)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($62.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($72.92)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($10.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($31.25)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $132,000 ($687.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($15.63)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $32,000 ($166.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000 ($125.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $48,000 ($250.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $48,000 ($250.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $200,000 ($1041.67)

6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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



7.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
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 Brule County, SD  0.85% ($35,818 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.85% ($9,000)
to Hughes County, SD  0.77% ($17,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Reliance:

  • 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)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reliance:

  • 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 Reliance:

  • 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.)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Reliance)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 6 Mi N (Lat: 43.965278 Lon: -99.603444), Call Sign: KYK439
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2003, Expiration Date: 10/19/2013
    Registrant: National License, 938 3rd Avenue Nw, Carmel, IN 46032-1234, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • 10 Mi N (Lat: 43.965278 Lon: -99.599278), Call Sign: KNFA221, Licensee ID: L00092415
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/1997, Expiration Date: 03/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Quillin Brothers, Box 324, Kennebec, SD 57544, Phone: (605) 869-2434
  • 2 Mi N 6 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 43.906667 Lon: -99.474000), Call Sign: KNCP994, Licensee ID: L00518752
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/14/2011, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022, Certifier: Cody Lafferty
    Registrant: Lafferty, Cody
  • 4 Mi W 5 Mi S 2 Mi W .5 Mi S 1 Mi W Hwy 16 (Lat: 43.780278 Lon: -99.745111), Type: Building, Structure height: 27 m, Call Sign: KNEY383
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.365 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/10/2023
    Registrant: Western Communications, 3101 Airport Rd., Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-2054, Fax: (605) 224-8603, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6 Mi N Of Reliance On St Rd 47 (Lat: 43.965278 Lon: -99.603444), Structure height: 217 m, Call Sign: KPG412
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012
    Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: N0SUT, Licensee ID: L00217303
    Grant Date: 05/21/2004, Expiration Date: 05/21/2014
    Registrant: Scott L Wagner, 32981 248th Street, Reliance, SD 57569
  • Call Sign: N0YZL, Licensee ID: L00764355
    Grant Date: 11/07/2003, Expiration Date: 11/07/2013
    Registrant: Colton W Thelen, Hcr 4 Box 6, Reliance, SD 57569
  • Call Sign: WB0HTT, Licensee ID: L00917199
    Grant Date: 09/14/2004, Expiration Date: 12/02/2014, Certifier: Carrol I Stewart
    Registrant: Carrol I Stewart, 32830 246th St, Reliance, SD 57569

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5549T , Serial Number: 17251449, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 03/26/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Steve R Schelske, Star Rt 7 Box 23, Reliance, SD 57569
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8250F , Serial Number: 15064350, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Edward L Byre, 25178 Sd Highway 47, Reliance, SD 57569



Most common first names in Reliance, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John782.7 years
William777.4 years
James454.5 years
Roy386.4 years
Robert377.7 years
Raymond379.0 years
Mary387.3 years
Carl268.5 years
Albert279.5 years
Louis281.5 years
Most common last names in Reliance, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hoffer575.6 years
Stewart573.8 years
Graves454.2 years
Berg370.0 years
Fletcher381.0 years
Johnson376.7 years
Howard373.3 years
Rohrback373.3 years
Schelske386.7 years
Wagaman380.3 years
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