Spearfish, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 11,107 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.1%
Males: 5,293  (47.7%)
Females: 5,814  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57793, 57799.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,227 (it was $26,887 in 2000)
Spearfish:

$37,227
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,670 (it was $16,565 in 2000)

Spearfish city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $180,004 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Spearfish:

$180,004
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $571.

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  • Races in Spearfish, SD (2013)

    Spearfish races chart
    • 9,96991.1%White alone
    • 3873.5%American Indian alone
    • 2031.9%Hispanic
    • 1751.6%Two or more races
    • 1231.1%Asian alone
    • 290.3%Black alone
    • 70.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Spearfish: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.6%), Irish (12.2%), Norwegian (9.1%), English (8.2%), Swedish (3.3%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 7/21/1888

Elevation: 3643 feet

Land area: 6.11 square miles.

Population density: 1,819 people per square mile   (low).

Spearfish, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Spearfish:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spearfish city:

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

161 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Spearfish, South Dakota as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Spearfish to the number of sex offenders is 510 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,424 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,140 (1.2%)

Spearfish satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (42.1 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (324.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (834.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: North Spearfish, SD (1.4 miles ), St. Onge, SD (2.8 miles) , Central City, SD (3.1 miles) , Deadwood, SD (3.1 miles ), Lead, SD (3.2 miles ), Whitewood, SD (3.3 miles ), Beulah, WY (3.5 miles) , Belle Fourche, SD (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2001: 89 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2002: 116 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2003: 131 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2004: 150 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2005: 150 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2006: 108 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $183,500
  • 2008: 67 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2010: 73 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $180,700
  • 2012: 79 buildings, average cost: $186,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.49 N, Longitude: 103.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,425 (+13.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,221 (74.5%)

Area code: 605

Spearfish household income distribution Spearfish home values distribution

Crime rates in Spearfish by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00010200000
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.80.019.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 102338116384
per 100,000 11.50.022.432.430.678.9108.259.728.274.737.1
Robberies 02010000000
per 100,000 0.023.00.010.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 6151210629615104
per 100,000 69.1172.7134.1107.961.219.788.559.7141.293.437.1
Burglaries 5828372826665270364748
per 100,000 668.4322.3413.6302.2265.4650.6511.3696.0338.9439.1445.4
Thefts 241326265196308203231253291320170
per 100,000 2,777.53,752.72,962.22,115.53,144.12,001.22,271.22,515.72,739.62,989.51,577.3
Auto thefts 1071316414101610813
per 100,000 115.280.6145.3172.740.8138.098.3159.194.174.7120.6
Arson 01020001001
per 100,000 0.011.50.021.60.00.00.09.90.00.09.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.9) 177.4205.8190.2179.1172.0226.9222.8206.9178.9219.1131.6

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Crime rate in Spearfish detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 29 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
South Dakota average:

1.82
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,415 (+19.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Spearfish, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spearfish-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Spearfish city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 7/18/1965, a category F3 tornado 16.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spearfish-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 11% 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 335.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 493.2 miles away from Spearfish center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 168.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 104.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 106.0 miles away from Spearfish center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 339.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spearfish topographic map

Birthplace of: Ernie Smith (offensive tackle) - Football player, Matt Martin - College basketball player (Montana Grizzlies).

Hospitals and medical centers in Spearfish:

  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1440 N MAIN ST)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1316 10TH ST)
  • REGIONAL DIALYSIS CENTER - SPEARFISH (132 YANKEE ST)
  • DAVID M DORSETT HEALTHCARE CENTER (1020 N 10TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Spearfish:

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College/University in Spearfish:

  • Black Hills State University (Full-time enrollment: 3,166; Location: 1200 University St; Public; Website: www.bhsu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Spearfish:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 43 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 124 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 154 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 169 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 216 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 218 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 235 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)

Public high school in Spearfish:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spearfish:

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Library in Spearfish:

  • GRACE BALLOCH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $328,457; Location: 625 NORTH FIFTH STREET; 62,318 books; 10,380 e-books; 3,079 audio materials; 4,673 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 133 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Lookout Memorial Hospital is now named: Spearfish Regional Hospital ADD: Queen City Medical Clinic 1420 N. Tenth Street Star Aviation is now called Eagle Aviation and is NOT a college/university

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Notable locations in Spearfish: Spearfish District Ranger Station (A), Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department Substation (B), Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters (C), Spearfish City Hall (D), Grace Balloch Memorial Library (E), E Y Berry Library (F), Spearfish Emergency Ambulance Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Tetro Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: D C Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery (Museums; 423 Hatchery Circle), Lantis ENT (Museums; 4755 East Colorado Boulevard), High Plains Western Heritage Center (Museums; 825 Heritage Drive), Lantis Ice Cabin (Museums; 1030 Maitland Road), Spirit of Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (Recreation Areas; 500 North Tinton Road), Toomey's Mill Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 222 West Illinois Street), Discovery Tours (Tours & Charters; Po Box 51), Dakota Bus Services Inc (Tours & Charters; 631 South 32nd Street).

Hotels: Kelly Inn - Spearfish (540 E Jackson Blvd), Kelly Inn (540 East Jackson Boulevard), Sherwood Lodge (231 W Jackson Blvd), Royal Rest Motel (444 North Main Street), All American Inn (2275 East Colorado Boulevard), Spearfish Harley Connection (1003 Woodland Drive), Canyon Gateway Motel (503 Spearfish Canyon Road), Bell's Motor Lodge (230 North Main Street), Super 8 Motel (I-90 & Exit 14).

Court: Juniper Court (430 Oriole Drive).

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spearfish and their reported violations in the past:

SPEARFISH (Population served: 10,494, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-12-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
MOUNTAIN PLAINS 2 HOMEOWNERS ASSOC (Population served: 255, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-04-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-04-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-04-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2013)
SAINT ONGE SEWER & WATER CO (Population served: 255, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2006)
LANTERN ESTATES (Population served: 192, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2007)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 7 regular monitoring violations
WALNUT PARK (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2013)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In MAY-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-07-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2007), St Public Notif issued (MAR-08-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-28-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
KEN'S TRAILER COURT (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2005)
D & E WATER COMPANY (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-28-2007)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2006, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (AUG-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-28-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-28-2007)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
BICENTENNIAL TRAILER COURT (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Spearfish that have no violations reported:

  • SPEARFISH VALLEY MOBILE ESTATES (Population served: 155, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTFIELD ADDITION (Population served: 104, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTVIEW HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 103, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPEARFISH MEADOWS (Population served: 87, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DEBERG WELL USERS ASSOCIATION (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.4% for American Indian residents, 30.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.6%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Spearfish in 2010:

  • 649 people in college/university student housing
  • 79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Spearfish in 2000:

  • 588 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 135 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Spearfish, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Spearfish compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Spearfish (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: Spearfish Branch at 510 Main Street, branch established on 1994/09/06; Spearfish Wal-Mart at 2825 1st Avenue, branch established on 2005/04/13. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • First Interstate Bank: Spearfish Main Branch at 1400 North Avenue, branch established on 1983/06/07; Spearfish Lookout Mtn Branch at 311 North 27th Street, branch established on 2005/11/15. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank & Trust: Spearfish Branch at 140 E Jackson Blvd, branch established on 1961/08/09; Administration Center at 125 E Colorado Blvd Ste 1a, branch established on 2002/12/20. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $467.3 mil, Deposits: $416.1 mil, headquarters in Belle Fourche, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Belle Fourche Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Spearfish Branch at 131 West Hudson Street, branch established on 1935/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Spearfish, South Dakota:

  • Days Inn Spearfish, 240 Ryan Rd, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-7101, Fax: (605) 642-7120
  • Best Western Black Hills Lodge, 540 E Jackson Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-7795
  • Comfort Inn, PO Box 1056, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-2337
  • Fairfield Inn-spearfish, 2720 1ST Ave E, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-3500, Fax: (605) 642-3500
  • Holiday Inn Northern Black Hills, 305 N 27TH St, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-4683
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 2275 E Colorado Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-2350, Fax: (605) 642-9312
  • Best Western Of Spearfish, 323 S 27TH St, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-8105, Fax: (605) 642-8105
  • Super 8, 440 Heritage Dr, Spearfish, SD 57783 , Phone: (605) 642-4721, Fax: (605) 642-4721
  • 2 other hotels and motels
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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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Religion statistics for Spearfish city (based on Lawrence County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,90025
Mainline Protestant3,28312
Catholic2,1533
Other122
None13,749-
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: 5
Lawrence County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lawrence County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lawrence County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

23.0%
South Dakota:

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

8.7%
State:

14.9%
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$18,305$54,9150$0
Other Government Administration 4$21,035$63,1057$7,379
Police Protection - Officers 19$90,194$56,9650$0
Police - Other 1$3,255$39,0600$0
Streets and Highways 10$47,373$56,8480$0
Health 1$2,570$30,8400$0
Solid Waste Management 5$20,026$48,0623$1,649
Sewerage 9$33,759$45,0120$0
Parks and Recreation 14$45,801$39,25815$11,814
Water Supply 4$15,184$45,5520$0
Electric Power 2$11,358$68,1482$5,455
Local Libraries 3$11,314$45,2569$7,590
Other and Unallocable 15$51,781$41,4252$855
Totals for Government 91$371,955$49,04938$34,742

Spearfish government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $481,000 ($43.31)
    General - Other: $386,000 ($34.75)
    Sewerage: $170,000 ($15.31)
    Water Utilities: $141,000 ($12.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($5.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($0.99)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,503,000 ($135.32)
    Regular Highways: $1,072,000 ($96.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,023,000 ($92.10)
    Sewerage: $832,000 ($74.91)
    General - Other: $732,000 ($65.90)
    Water Utilities: $723,000 ($65.09)
    Financial Administration: $661,000 ($59.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $576,000 ($51.86)
    Libraries: $249,000 ($22.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000 ($15.04)
    Electric Utilities: $156,000 ($14.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $133,000 ($11.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $118,000 ($10.62)
    General Public Buildings: $111,000 ($9.99)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($7.56)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($7.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $72,000 ($6.48)
    Public Welfare - Other: $51,000 ($4.59)
    Parking Facilities: $19,000 ($1.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $572,000 ($51.50)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $258,000 ($23.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $90,000 ($8.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,153,000 ($283.88)

Spearfish government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,281,000 ($115.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $715,000 ($64.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000 ($18.82)
    All Other: $85,000 ($7.65)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $20,000 ($1.80)
    Parking Facilities: $14,000 ($1.26)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.45)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($5.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $189,000 ($17.02)
    Highways: $74,000 ($6.66)
    All Other: $19,000 ($1.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $589,000 ($53.03)
    Donations From Private Sources: $420,000 ($37.81)
    Special Assessments: $284,000 ($25.57)
    Rents: $51,000 ($4.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($2.34)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($1.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,034,000 ($93.09)
    Electric Utilities: $260,000 ($23.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $270,000 ($24.31)
    General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($5.13)
    All Other: $25,000 ($2.25)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,018,000 ($541.82)
    Property: $1,152,000 ($103.72)
    Other License: $355,000 ($31.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $157,000 ($14.14)
    Amusements License: $2,000 ($0.18)

Spearfish government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,572,000 ($411.63)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,784,000 ($340.69)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,221,000 ($290.00)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,684,000 ($241.65)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,888,000 ($169.98)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $863,000 ($77.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000 ($27.01)

Spearfish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,699,000 ($1233.37)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,684,000 ($241.65)

8.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.26% ($23,298 average AGI)
from Meade County, SD  0.78% ($21,714)
from Butte County, SD  0.77% ($32,737)


8.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.62%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.09% ($26,075 average AGI)
to Butte County, SD  0.99% ($32,340)
to Meade County, SD  0.69% ($37,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Spearfish:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spearfish:

  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K278AM (103.5 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • K216AO (91.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED TV)
  • KBHU-FM (89.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KFMH (102.1 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Spearfish:

  • K17ES (Channel 4; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Spearfish fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Spearfish fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 55m180ftTotal length
  • $407,000Total costs
  • 93,007Total average daily traffic
  • 9,149Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Spearfish, SD
Most common first names in Spearfish, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8077.1 years
William6278.9 years
Mary6081.0 years
Robert4875.6 years
George3878.1 years
Helen3685.3 years
James3577.0 years
Charles3580.6 years
Margaret3483.6 years
Donald3373.5 years
Most common last names in Spearfish, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4080.2 years
Anderson2880.4 years
Nelson2574.7 years
Smith2578.7 years
Erickson1679.6 years
Williams1685.7 years
Thompson1480.1 years
Lee1373.8 years
Hansen1380.6 years
Richards1384.7 years
Businesses in Spearfish, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Safeway1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1Starbucks1
H&R Block1Subway2
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1Travelodge1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS2
Kroger1Vons1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1
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