Sturgis, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 6,883 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 3,358  (48.8%)
Females: 3,525  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57785.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,387 (it was $30,253 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$36,387
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,964 (it was $16,763 in 2000)

Sturgis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,057 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$127,057
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,569; Detached houses: $141,901; Townhouses or other attached units: $165,517; Mobile homes: $34,230

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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Sturgis races chart
  • White alone - 6,101 (92.1%)
  • Hispanic - 175 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 156 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 148 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 26 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sturgis: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), Norwegian (10.2%), English (10.2%), Irish (10.1%), United States (8.4%), Dutch (5.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 6/16/1888

Elevation: 3440 feet

Land area: 3.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,842 people per square mile   (low).

Sturgis, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Sturgis:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

28 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
South Dakota:  2.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Sturgis, South Dakota as of July 07, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sturgis to the number of sex offenders is 289 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,559 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,146 (2.0%)

Sturgis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (27.2 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (322.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (817.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Blucksberg Mountain, SD (2.2 miles ), Whitewood, SD (2.6 miles ), Deadwood, SD (3.3 miles ), Central City, SD (3.6 miles) , Lead, SD (3.6 miles ), St. Onge, SD (3.7 miles) , Piedmont, SD (3.7 miles ), Vale, SD (4.0 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $208,800
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $184,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 103.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +194 (+2.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,044 (63.0%)

Area code: 605

Sturgis household income distribution Sturgis home values distribution

Crime rates in Sturgis by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010000000000
per 100,000 0.015.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 231413110011
per 100,000 31.046.215.562.115.647.616.416.80.00.014.914.9
Robberies 221130100000
per 100,000 31.030.815.515.546.70.016.40.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 6171651081193593
per 100,000 92.9261.7248.877.6155.7126.8180.6151.650.984.8134.244.6
Burglaries 483827271623172322212225
per 100,000 743.4585.1419.8419.0249.2364.6279.1387.4372.9356.1328.0371.4
Thefts 18016619415614312112511616812891115
per 100,000 2787.72555.83016.62420.92227.11918.22052.51953.82847.92170.61356.61708.5
Auto thefts 1919211318181256585
per 100,000 294.3292.5326.5201.7280.3285.4197.084.2101.784.8119.374.3
Arson 002020000100
per 100,000 0.00.031.10.031.10.00.00.00.017.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 235.4290.5238.6208.3183.2185.1168.5153.0155.5133.0123.2118.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sturgis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
South Dakota average:

1.92
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+6.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Sturgis, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 7/18/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the Sturgis city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1965, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sturgis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 15% 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 352.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 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 173.3 miles away from Sturgis center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 509.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 121.7 miles away from Sturgis 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 356.2 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 Meade County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Sturgis:

  • STURGIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 949 HARMON STREET)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER (949 HARMON ST BOX 279)
  • STURGIS REGIONAL SENIOR CARE (949 HARMON STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Sturgis:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgis:

  • Black Hills State University (about 19 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 28 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 113 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 171 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 179 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 209 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 212 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public high schools in Sturgis:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sturgis:

See full list of schools located in Sturgis, School District: MEADE 46-1

Library in Sturgis:

  • STURGIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $419,356; Location: 1040 2ND STREET, SUITE 1; 42,868 books; 1,193 audio materials; 944 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 96 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sturgis: Sturgis Fire and Emergency Services (A), Sturgis City Hall (B), Sturgis Public Library (C), Meade County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bear Butte Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attractions: J & P Cycles (Museums; 1650 Lazelle Street), Cole's American Motorcycle Museum (1016 2nd Street), Sturgis Motorcycle Museum (999 Main Street), Nite Owl Tavern (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1111 Main Street), Hills Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1844 Junction Avenue), Midwest Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; Po Box 478).

Hotels: Canyon Inn Motel (2721 Lazelle Street), Best Western Sturgis Inn (2431 South Junction Street), Junction Inn (1802 Junction Avenue), Super 8 Sturgis SD (2600 Whitewood Service Road), Star-Lite Motel (2426 Junction Avenue), Sturgis-Days Inn (HC 55 Box 348), Legends Log Cabin Suites & Oriental Cottage (Deadwood), Phil-Town Steakhouse (South Junction), No Name City RV Park & Cabins (20899 Pleasant Valley Dr).

Courts: Court - Magistrate (1425 Sherman Street), Court - Circuit (1425 Sherman Street), Clerk Of Courts (1425 Sherman Street), Court Services (1425 Sherman Street).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.8. This is better than average.

City:

56.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 6.28. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.28
U.S.:

9.14

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

BESTGEN WATER COMPANY (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2013)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2010)
OAK MOUNTAIN COUNTRY ESTATES (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-21-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-19-2013)
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In MAY-01-2011, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2011)

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

  • STURGIS (Population served: 6,627, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATI (Population served: 122, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 61.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sturgis in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Sturgis in 2000:

  • 96 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Sturgis, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Sturgis compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Sturgis (2011 data):

  • Pioneer Bank & Trust: Sturgis Branch at 2611 Lazelle Street, branch established on 2011/10/11. 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.
  • First National Bank: Sturgis Branch at 955 Main Street, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2009/03/13: Bank assets: $696.8 mil, Deposits: $522.3 mil, headquarters in Fort Pierre, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Capitol Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Sturgis Branch at 1040 Main Street, branch established on 1939/04/29. 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
  • First Interstate Bank: Sturgis Branch at 1200 Main Street, branch established on 1986/09/05. 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.

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

  • Days Inn Sturgis, HC 55 Box 348, Sturgis, SD 57785 , Phone: (605) 347-3027
  • Best Western Sturgis Inn, 2431 S Junction Ave, Sturgis, SD 57785 , Phone: (605) 347-3604, Fax: (605) 347-0122
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sturgis, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sturgis city (based on Meade County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.65%
Here: 39.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents47.9%12.1%8.2%4.0%4.0%
Congregations17.5%5.0%7.5%5.0%7.5%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchLutheran ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents3.6%3.5%3.4%2.3%11.1%
Congregations2.5%7.5%2.5%5.0%40.0%
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: 5
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Meade County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

25.6%
South Dakota:

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

11.2%
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 5$19,575$46,9800$0
Other Government Administration 14$48,033$41,1719$7,538
Judicial and Legal 1$6,528$78,3360$0
Police Protection - Officers 18$69,789$46,5260$0
Firefighters 1$5,813$69,7563$1,403
Streets and Highways 9$28,273$37,6970$0
Health 5$13,076$31,38215$9,949
Solid Waste Management 6$18,900$37,8000$0
Sewerage 3$12,244$48,9760$0
Parks and Recreation 10$33,628$40,35425$11,772
Water Supply 5$19,950$47,8800$0
Local Libraries 5$15,801$37,9224$3,793
Other and Unallocable 7$24,851$42,6025$4,684
Totals for Government 89$316,461$42,66961$39,139

Sturgis government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $677,000 ($98.36)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $1,192,000 ($173.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,157,000 ($168.10)
    Central Staff Services: $1,090,000 ($158.36)
    Police Protection: $1,079,000 ($156.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $763,000 ($110.85)
    Financial Administration: $497,000 ($72.21)
    Regular Highways: $478,000 ($69.45)
    Water Utilities: $453,000 ($65.81)
    General - Other: $359,000 ($52.16)
    Health Services - Other: $358,000 ($52.01)
    Libraries: $341,000 ($49.54)
    Sewerage: $281,000 ($40.83)
    General Public Buildings: $172,000 ($24.99)
    Fire Protection: $118,000 ($17.14)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($4.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $548,000 ($79.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $457,000 ($66.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $331,000 ($48.09)
    Water Utilities: $231,000 ($33.56)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($11.91)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($6.68)
    Liquor Stores: $3,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,786,000 ($259.48)

Sturgis government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,136,000 ($165.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $901,000 ($130.90)
    Sewerage: $874,000 ($126.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $346,000 ($50.27)
    Regular Highways: $87,000 ($12.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $80,000 ($11.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $89,000 ($12.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $179,000 ($26.01)
    Interest Earnings: $88,000 ($12.79)
    Rents: $26,000 ($3.78)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,242,000 ($180.44)
    Water Utilities: $875,000 ($127.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,413,000 ($205.29)
    General Support: $16,000 ($2.32)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,223,000 ($322.97)
    Property: $1,819,000 ($264.27)
    NEC: $405,000 ($58.84)
    Motor Vehicle License: $47,000 ($6.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $40,000 ($5.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($0.15)

Sturgis government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,130,000 ($1326.46)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $436,000 ($63.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,725,000 ($541.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $5,341,000 ($775.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $500,000 ($72.64)

Sturgis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,345,000 ($195.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,875,000 ($562.98)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $545,000 ($79.18)

19.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.29%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.41%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pennington County, SD  8.62% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.61% ($37,250)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($35,750)


12.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,465 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.52%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pennington County, SD  4.79% ($30,702 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.75% ($21,714)
to Butte County, SD  0.32% ($27,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturgis:

  • 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)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTOQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • 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 Sturgis:

  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KOUT (98.7 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K258AJ (99.5 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFXS (100.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K221DN (92.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: ASSOCIATED INVESTORS, INC.)
  • KBHE-FM (89.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Sturgis:

  • 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)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KEVN-TV (Channel 7; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KNBN (Channel 21; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHE-TV (Channel 9; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KZWB-LP (Channel 27; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCLO-TV (Channel 15; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RAPID CITY, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sturgis, South Dakota:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
South Dakota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 66
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 98
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 70
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 166
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Sturgis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 20
Total length: 72 meters (236ft)
Total costs: $1,451,000
Total average daily traffic: 84,772
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,687

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 13
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sturgis, SD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sturgis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sturgis, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (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 Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sturgis)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sturgis)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sturgis, SD
Most common first names in Sturgis, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7175.7 years
Robert6173.7 years
William5577.5 years
Mary4081.6 years
George3775.1 years
Helen3577.7 years
James3473.0 years
Margaret3381.4 years
Dorothy3275.1 years
Joseph2976.2 years
Most common last names in Sturgis, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2779.0 years
Brown2474.5 years
Erickson2074.8 years
Miller2081.8 years
Bachand1878.7 years
Cooper1782.6 years
Anderson1768.0 years
Peterson1679.0 years
Olson1669.2 years
Smith1378.1 years
Businesses in Sturgis, SD
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1H&R Block1
Burger King1Holiday Inn1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS2
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