Reliance, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 209 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 102  (49.2%)
Females: 107  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57569.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,413 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Reliance:

$52,413
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,563 (it was $14,141 in 2000)

Reliance town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,496 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Reliance:

$64,496
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $70,936; Detached houses: $96,048; Mobile homes: $25,770

Median gross rent in 2013: $831.

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  • Races in Reliance, SD (2010)

    Reliance races chart
    • 14777.0%White alone
    • 3417.8%American Indian alone
    • 63.1%Two or more races
    • 31.6%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Reliance: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.6%), Irish (11.8%), English (9.9%), Czech (6.5%), Arab (4.9%), Norwegian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/19/1905

Elevation: 1796 feet

Land area: 1.09 square miles.

Population density: 192 people per square mile   (very low).

Reliance, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Reliance:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reliance town:

  • Never married: 9.7%
  • Now married: 73.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 6.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Reliance, South Dakota as of July 29, 2016.
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 2013: $1,040 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $389 (0.8%)

Reliance satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $23,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $23,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $23,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.88 N, Longitude: 99.60 W

Area code: 605

Reliance household income distribution Reliance home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+21.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (37%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Reliance, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Reliance-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 23% smaller 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 slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 55% 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 549.6 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 25.1 miles away from Reliance 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 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 318.1 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 56.6 miles away from Reliance center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 214.2 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 Lyman County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reliance topographic map

Hospitals and 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reliance:

  • Northern State University (about 122 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 143 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 144 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 155 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 169 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 173 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 180 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

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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 2013: 6.5%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5434
Mainline Protestant9497
Evangelical Protestant2335
Other11-
None19-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.5%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Reliance:

53.1%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Reliance:

25.9
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Reliance:

20.3%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Reliance:

5.9%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

19.5%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Reliance:

68.9%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

87.8%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Reliance, SD Residents
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$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$250
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$500
Sewerage 0$0 1$200
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,750

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $115,000 ($550.24)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($167.46)
    Financial Administration: $31,000 ($148.33)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($86.12)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($47.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($19.14)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($9.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($14.35)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($502.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($57.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($66.99)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($9.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($28.71)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $132,000 ($631.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($14.35)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $32,000 ($153.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $24,000 ($114.83)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $48,000 ($229.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $48,000 ($229.67)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $200,000 ($956.94)

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Brule County, SD  1.13% ($29,733 average AGI)
from Hughes County, SD  0.75% ($31,600)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Brule County, SD  1.22% ($31,313 average AGI)

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:

42 (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 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2003, Expiration Date: 10/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2013Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/14/1997, Expiration Date: 03/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/14/2011, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022, Certifier: Cody LaffertyRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/10/2023Registrant: Western Communications, 3101 Airport Rd., Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-2054, Fax: (605) 224-8603, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/14/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:
  • Lat: 43.907500 Lon: -99.696389, Call Sign: WQPU886
    Assigned Frequencies: 174.000 MHz, 494.000 MHz, 494.000 MHz, 494.000 MHz, 614.000 MHz, 614.000 MHz, 614.000 MHz, 614.000 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Certifier: Deborah A McdermottRegistrant: Media General, Inc., One West Exchange Street, Suite 5a, Providence, RI 02903, Phone: (804) 887-5049, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (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:

2
  • Call Sign: N0YZL, Licensee ID: L00764355, Grant Date: 11/06/2013, Expiration Date: 11/07/2023, Registrant: Colton W Thelen, 24671 328th Avenue, 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (35%)

Reliance compared to South Dakota state average:

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