Sturgis, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 6,908 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.2%
 
Males: 3,376  (48.9%)
Females: 3,532  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57785.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,465 (it was $30,253 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$48,465
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,264 (it was $16,763 in 2000)

Sturgis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $154,066 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$154,066
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $152,307; detached houses: $172,861; townhouses or other attached units: $221,931; mobile homes: $37,286

Median gross rent in 2017: $645.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sturgis: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 47.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sturgis, SD (2017)
    • 6,25091.1%White alone
    • 2814.1%Two or more races
    • 2173.2%Hispanic
    • 420.6%American Indian alone
    • 240.4%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Black alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Sturgis, South Dakota as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sturgis is 297 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Sturgis by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(15.6)
3
(47.6)
1
(16.4)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
1
(14.9)
4
(60.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
1
(14.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(46.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.1)
1
(14.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(155.7)
8
(126.8)
11
(180.6)
9
(151.6)
3
(50.9)
5
(84.8)
9
(134.2)
3
(44.6)
6
(90.2)
6
(86.3)
17
(251.2)
10
(149.3)
15
(218.4)
19
(273.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(249.2)
23
(364.6)
17
(279.1)
23
(387.4)
22
(372.9)
21
(356.1)
22
(328.0)
25
(371.4)
26
(390.9)
20
(287.8)
23
(339.9)
12
(179.1)
34
(495.0)
19
(273.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(2,227)
121
(1,918)
125
(2,053)
116
(1,954)
168
(2,848)
128
(2,171)
91
(1,357)
115
(1,709)
137
(2,060)
135
(1,942)
147
(2,172)
105
(1,567)
149
(2,169)
141
(2,029)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(280.3)
18
(285.4)
12
(197.0)
5
(84.2)
6
(101.7)
5
(84.8)
8
(119.3)
5
(74.3)
9
(135.3)
9
(129.5)
8
(118.2)
7
(104.5)
10
(145.6)
4
(57.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(31.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.6)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)186.6188.5171.6155.8158.3135.5125.5121.1186.7129.8182.2113.4197.1175.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sturgis, SD

Crime rate in Sturgis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (40.1%), Irish (11.3%), Norwegian (11.0%), American (9.6%), Dutch (3.5%), English (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 6/16/1888

Elevation: 3440 feet

Land area: 3.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,848 people per square mile   (low).

Sturgis, South Dakota map

50 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
South Dakota:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,917 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,154 (1.3%)

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)

Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 103.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -78 (-1.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,775 (53.4%)

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Sturgis, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sturgis, SD in 2017
Sturgis satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 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
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2016: 42 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $150,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Sturgis, SD residents
Average permit cost in Sturgis, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Historical population in Sturgis, SD
Historical housing units in Sturgis, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +369 (+6.1%).
Most common industries in Sturgis, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Sturgis, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Sturgis, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sturgis, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 40.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.8
U.S.:

19.6

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 Sturgis 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 the city 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 (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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:

  • STURGIS ELEMENTARY - 03 (Students: 538, Location: 1121 BALLPARK RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • STURGIS WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL - 02 (Location: 1425 CEDAR ST, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Sturgis

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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 intellectually disabled
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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.

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis:

Marital status in Sturgis, SD
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Sturgis:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sturgis
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sturgis, SD (based on Meade County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31410
Catholic1,9887
Evangelical Protestant1,92520
Other2603
None18,947-
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
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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:
Meade County:

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.6%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Meade County:

11.2%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sturgis:

55.2%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sturgis:

54.5%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Sturgis:

28.1
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.0%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sturgis:

8.5%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sturgis:

34.6%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

61.7%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Sturgis:

79.4%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sturgis, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$84,106$50,4640$0
Other Government Administration 16$57,887$43,4159$4,203
Parks and Recreation 11$40,529$44,21326$6,563
Streets and Highways 10$34,074$40,8890$0
Other and Unallocable 8$29,948$44,9225$2,611
Solid Waste Management 7$22,778$39,0480$0
Water Supply 6$24,043$48,0860$0
Financial Administration 6$23,590$47,1800$0
Local Libraries 6$19,042$38,0844$2,115
Health 6$15,760$31,52015$5,547
Sewerage 3$14,754$59,0160$0
Judicial and Legal 1$7,868$94,4160$0
Firefighters 1$7,005$84,0603$782
Totals for Government 101$381,384$45,31362$21,821

Sturgis government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,441,000 ($353.36)
    Water Utilities: $586,000 ($84.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $267,000 ($38.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000 ($3.04)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,108,000 ($449.91)
    Liquor Stores: $2,425,000 ($351.04)
    Police Protection: $1,924,000 ($278.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,360,000 ($196.87)
    Central Staff Services: $1,321,000 ($191.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,294,000 ($187.32)
    Health - Other: $1,207,000 ($174.72)
    Financial Administration: $1,132,000 ($163.87)
    Regular Highways: $861,000 ($124.64)
    Water Utilities: $794,000 ($114.94)
    Sewerage: $597,000 ($86.42)
    Libraries: $333,000 ($48.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $148,000 ($21.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $87,000 ($12.59)
    Air Transportation: $45,000 ($6.51)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($9.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $340,000 ($49.22)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,401,000 ($347.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $172,000 ($24.90)

Sturgis government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,996,000 ($433.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,321,000 ($191.23)
    Sewerage: $1,181,000 ($170.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $271,000 ($39.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($0.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($0.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $108,000 ($15.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000 ($10.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $67,000 ($9.70)
    Rents: $30,000 ($4.34)
    Special Assessments: $24,000 ($3.47)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($1.45)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $2,581,000 ($373.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,652,000 ($239.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $146,000 ($21.13)
    General Local Government Support: $138,000 ($19.98)
    Other: $45,000 ($6.51)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,631,000 ($525.62)
    Property: $2,935,000 ($424.87)
    Other License: $831,000 ($120.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $364,000 ($52.69)

Sturgis government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,412,000 ($1796.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,619,000 ($1681.96)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,294,000 ($187.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,000 ($72.38)

Sturgis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,421,000 ($205.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,173,000 ($1327.88)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $454,000 ($65.72)

13.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.30%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

0.50% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,652 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.50%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pennington County, SD  5.05% ($45,251 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.88% ($41,653)
from Butte County, SD  0.24% ($52,556)


12.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.08%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

0.49% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,455 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.49%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pennington County, SD  5.11% ($36,338 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.86% ($50,500)
to Butte County, SD  0.24% ($33,885)
Businesses in Sturgis, SD
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1H&R Block1
Burger King1Holiday Inn1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS2

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.)
Sturgis fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sturgis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 364ft / 111mTotal length
  • $1,481,000Total costs
  • 213,930Total average daily traffic
  • 22,860Total average daily truck traffic
  • 226,236Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sturgis, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 221960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 162000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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: 80 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
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 Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sturgis)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sturgis)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of fire incidents - 86 took place in 2012, and the least - 4 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sturgis, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (63.5%), and Structure Fires (22.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sturgis, SD
    • 39363.5%Outside Fires
    • 14122.8%Structure Fires
    • 7812.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sturgis, SD

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

  • Days Inn Sturgis, HC 55 Box 348, Sturgis, South Dakota 57785 , Phone: (605) 347-3027
  • Best Western Sturgis Inn, 2431 S Junction Ave, Sturgis, South Dakota 57785 , Phone: (605) 347-3604, Fax: (605) 347-0122
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sturgis, South Dakota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sturgis, SD
  • 74.6%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sturgis, SD
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 44.0%Electricity
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Other fuel


Sturgis compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Sturgis on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards, hospices, and schools for the handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in long-term care (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in noninstitutionalized settings (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in on base quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in job corps and vocational training facilities (population 1,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the deaf (population 1,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in institutions for the blind (population 1,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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