Summit, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 287 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 147  (51.5%)
Females: 140  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  24.2 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57266.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,175 (it was $18,875 in 2000)
Summit:

$40,175
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,460 (it was $9,339 in 2000)

Summit town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,492 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Summit:

$57,492
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $474.

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  • Races in Summit, SD (2010)

    Summit races chart
    • 18263.2%White alone
    • 8328.8%American Indian alone
    • 186.3%Two or more races
    • 31.0%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Black alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Summit: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.8%), Norwegian (10.5%), Irish (6.2%), Swedish (2.2%), Dutch (1.3%), Polish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 5/15/1897

Elevation: 1999 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 763 people per square mile   (low).

Summit, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Summit:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Summit town:

  • Never married: 48.6%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 6.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Summit, South Dakota as of May 05, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Summit to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,177 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $663 (2.0%)

Summit satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (109.0 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (185.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (526.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Marvin, SD (2.6 miles) , Ortley, SD (2.8 miles) , Wilmot, SD (3.4 miles ), Waubay, SD (3.6 miles ), Corona, SD (3.7 miles) , Twin Brooks, SD (3.8 miles) , South Shore, SD (3.8 miles ), Peever, SD (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $158,000

Latitude: 45.30 N, Longitude: 97.04 W

Area code: 605

Summit household income distribution Summit home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (35%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Summit, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Summit-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/1996, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Summit town center caused $2 million in damages.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 tornado 28.7 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Summit-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 54.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Summit center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 667.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.5 miles away from Summit center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 198.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roberts County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Summit topographic map

Birthplace of: Wendell E. Dunn - Schoolteacher, Everett Dunn - Civil engineer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Summit:

  • WILMOT CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WILMOT, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Summit:

  • South Dakota State University (about 70 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 71 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Northern State University (about 72 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 80 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 82 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 86 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 90 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Public high school in Summit:

Public elementary/middle schools in Summit:

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Notable location: Summit Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Roberts County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 19.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

19.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.67. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.67
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.187. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.187
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

20.2

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

SUMMIT (Population served: 288, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-20-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2013)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 35.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.6%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Summit compared to South Dakota state average:

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

Banks with branches in Summit (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank: at 401 Maple St, branch established on 1927/09/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $55.7 mil, Deposits: $46.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Northeast Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Summit town (based on Roberts County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,27617
Catholic1,5755
Evangelical Protestant1,18914
Other1632
None3,946-
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: 7
Roberts County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Roberts County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Roberts County:

30.9%
South Dakota:

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

18.6%
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 0$0 1$520
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$265
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$500
Sewerage 0$0 2$200
Water Supply 0$0 2$200
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,685

5.05% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
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 Codington County, SD  0.61% ($23,043 average AGI)


4.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,884 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.56% ($21,476 average AGI)
to Codington County, SD  0.42% ($20,750)
to Grant County, SD  0.40% ($17,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Summit:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Summit:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBWS-FM (102.9 FM; SISSETON, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Summit:

  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Summit fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 1995 11:49 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Summit)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (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 Summit, SD)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6 (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:

7
  • SUMMIT, 141st St. (Lat: 45.339583 Lon: -97.071694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WMN496
    Assigned Frequencies: 6083.57 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • STATION, .9 Mi E And 5 Mi N Of Jct I29 And Hwy 20 (Lat: 45.178889 Lon: -97.016111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WNEH340
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.493 MHz, 952.493 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2012, Expiration Date: 03/07/2022
    Registrant: East River Electric Power Cooperative, 211 South Harth Avenue, Madison, SD 57042-0227, Phone: (605) 256-4536, Fax: (605) 256-8058
  • SUMMIT, 3.8 Mi Nnw Of (Lat: 45.354389 Lon: -97.072000), Overall height: 125 m, Call Sign: WPOS931
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 04/16/2019, Certifier: Elizabeth L Kohler
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Summit Sub, 1.5 Miles North And .75 Miles West (Lat: 45.325556 Lon: -97.054167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 54.3 m, Call Sign: WQCB459, Licensee ID: L00008030
    Assigned Frequencies: 6541.87 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2005, Expiration Date: 01/24/2015, Certifier: Mark Weismantel
    Registrant: East River Electric Power Cooperative
  • Summit SD, 4.6 Mi N Of Summit On Cr 34 & .08 Mi E (Lat: 45.374722 Lon: -97.039167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 244.7 m, Overall height: 245.6 m, Call Sign: WQRA210
    Assigned Frequencies: 933.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Kirt Mayson
    Registrant: Northwestern Corporation, 40 East Broadway Street, Butte, MT 59701-9350, Phone: (406) 497-3845, Fax: (409) 497-3525, Email:
  • STATION, 7 Mi N And 1 Mi W Of (Lat: 45.398000 Lon: -97.065056), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WHC376
    Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2002, Expiration Date: 12/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (605) 773-3536
  • SUMMIT, 0.9 Mi E & 5 Mi N Of Jct 129 & Hwy 20 (Lat: 45.178833 Lon: -97.016167), Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WIA858
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.550 MHz, 6650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/15/2009, Expiration Date: 01/03/2019
    Registrant: East River Electric Power Cooperative, 211 South Harth Avenue, Madison, SD 57042-0227, Phone: (605) 256-4536, Fax: (605) 256-8058, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K0ZFI
    Grant Date: 04/22/1995, Expiration Date: 04/22/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2007
    Registrant: Alfred W Redlin, Rr 1 Box 30, Summit, SD 57266

Most common first names in Summit, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John778.1 years
George779.1 years
Elmer573.0 years
Arthur586.4 years
Edward471.5 years
Clarence471.0 years
William477.0 years
Ida480.7 years
Fred486.5 years
Albert388.7 years
Most common last names in Summit, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Amdahl767.6 years
Bronson682.5 years
Hagen585.4 years
Olson573.4 years
Anderson470.0 years
Larson480.5 years
Letze480.0 years
Miller488.2 years
Quale472.5 years
Rudebusch473.0 years
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