Tea, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 4,531 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +160.1%
Males: 2,351  (51.9%)
Females: 2,180  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  28.6 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57064.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $71,178 (it was $50,671 in 2000)
Tea:

$71,178
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,798 (it was $17,719 in 2000)

Tea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $167,460 (it was $96,900 in 2000)
Tea:

$167,460
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $768.

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  • Races in Tea, SD (2013)

    Tea races chart
    • 3,87493.4%White alone
    • 741.8%Black alone
    • 651.6%American Indian alone
    • 631.5%Two or more races
    • 561.3%Hispanic
    • 70.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tea: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.2%), Norwegian (11.0%), Irish (7.6%), English (6.6%), Dutch (5.4%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1486 feet

Land area: 0.61 square miles.

Population density: 7,485 people per square mile   (high).

Tea, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Tea:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tea city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
South Dakota:

1.8%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Tea, South Dakota as of July 23, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Tea to the number of sex offenders is 430 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,788 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,400 (1.3%)

Tea satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (8.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (157.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (478.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lennox, SD (2.7 miles ), Harrisburg, SD (2.7 miles ), Sioux Falls, SD (2.8 miles ), Worthing, SD (3.0 miles ), Chancellor, SD (3.0 miles ), Shindler, SD (3.1 miles ), Anderson, SD (3.5 miles ), Pine Lakes Addition, SD (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 1999: 53 buildings, average cost: $60,900
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2001: 41 buildings, average cost: $68,700
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2007: 51 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $128,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 96.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Tea household income distribution Tea home values distribution

Crime rates in Tea (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (51.2 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (102.4 per 100,000)
  • 4 burglaries (204.7 per 100,000)
  • 2 thefts (102.4 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 56.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Crime rates in Tea (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (99.8 per 100,000)
  • 13 burglaries (648.7 per 100,000)
  • 20 thefts (998.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 auto thefts (199.6 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 126.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
South Dakota average:

1.96
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +943 (+118.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Tea, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tea-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Tea city center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 19.3 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tea-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 158.6 miles away from Tea 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 114.1 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 690.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Tea center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.3 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 Lincoln County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Tea:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY SIOUX FALLS VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - COVINGTON HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • CHARTER SF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • AVERA HEART HOSPITAL OF SOUTH DAKOTA Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF SIOUX FALLS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

airports located in Tea:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tea:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 9 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 47 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • South Dakota State University (about 61 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 72 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 84 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 88 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Buena Vista University (about 100 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public high school in Tea:

  • TEA AREA HIGH SCHOOL - 03 (Location: 500 W BRIAN, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tea:

  • TEA AREA ELEMENTARY - 01 (Location: 500 CHARISH ST, Grades: KG-2)
  • TEA AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL - 02 (Location: 500 W BRIAN, Grades: 6-8)
  • TEA AREA INTERMEDIATE - 04 (Location: 515 W BRIAN, Grades: 3-5)

Library in Tea:

  • TEA AREA MS/HS/COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,692; Location: 500 W BRIAN; 14,450 books; 120 audio materials; 124 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 24 state licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Tea Now has its own High School - Tea Area High School. Current student enrollment about 80. added by Richard F Schriever
  • Tea Now has its own High School - Tea Area High School. Current student enrollment about 80.

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Notable locations in Tea: Tea Fire and Rescue Department (A), Tea City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Law Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 720 East Kevin Drive), TNT Enterprises Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 118 East 1 Street).

Lincoln 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 2013 was 82.4. This is about average.

City:

82.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.183. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.183
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.98
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.507. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 21.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.92
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.8%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  80.5%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
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

Tea, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Tea (2011 data):

  • Valley Exchange Bank: Tea Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1975/08/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $62.9 mil, Deposits: $55.1 mil, headquarters in Lennox, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Lincoln Investment Company
  • Reliabank Dakota: Tea Branch at 720 Kevin Drive, branch established on 1999/09/07. Info updated 2011/01/10: Bank assets: $223.0 mil, Deposits: $193.2 mil, headquarters in Estelline, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Big Sioux Financial, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

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Religion statistics for Tea city (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,45919
Evangelical Protestant5,90126
Catholic1,7064
Other1891
None27,573-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Lincoln County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Lincoln County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

25.1%
South Dakota:

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

13.1%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.9%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.9%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Tea:

28.5
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tea:

19.2%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.4%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tea:

32.5%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Tea:

81.2%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tea, SD Residents
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 2$7,299$43,7940$0
Other Government Administration 7$16,410$28,1310$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$13,273$39,8192$1,577
Streets and Highways 2$8,658$51,9480$0
Sewerage 1$4,329$51,9480$0
Water Supply 1$4,329$51,9480$0
Totals for Government 17$54,298$38,3282$1,577

12.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.52%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  6.66% ($48,425 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.28% ($67,800)
from Clay County, SD  0.18% ($32,875)


10.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.24%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($273 average AGI)
Lincoln County:

0.06%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  5.53% ($45,824 average AGI)
to Turner County, SD  0.21% ($42,838)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.18% ($41,581)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tea:

  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KSQB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: L A SKYWAVE, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tea:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAUR (89.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE ASSOCIATION)
  • KRSD (88.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KCFS (94.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KCSD (90.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K252DG (98.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • K261CI (100.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG COMPANY)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)
  • K217DU (91.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Tea:

  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K48DK (Channel 48; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: STUART E. MOEN)
  • KXWB-LP (Channel 42; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCPO-LP (Channel 26; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)
  • KBNW-LP (Channel 44; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Lat: 43.446111 Lon: -96.835556, Call Sign: WPSG911
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.075 MHzGrant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 04/23/2021, Certifier: Dawn R MurphyRegistrant: Badger Meter Inc, 4545 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53223-0099, Phone: (800) 876-3837, Fax: (888) 371-5982
  • Lat: 43.432750 Lon: -96.790583, Call Sign: WPTU535
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.725 MHz, 469.725 MHzGrant Date: 12/17/2001, Expiration Date: 12/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2012, Certifier: Signature On FileRegistrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 43.453056 Lon: -96.806111, Call Sign: WQIG623
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.737 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/2008, Expiration Date: 02/04/2018, Certifier: Ronald FoxRegistrant: Vantek Communications, Inc., 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 332-4144, Fax: (605) 331-6943, Email:
  • Lat: 43.453333 Lon: -96.833611, Call Sign: WQNP285, Licensee ID: L00317216
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.112 MHzGrant Date: 04/07/2011, Expiration Date: 04/07/2021, Certifier: Dawn MurphyRegistrant: City Of Tea, 600 E. 1st Street, Tea, SD 57064, Phone: (605) 498-5193, Fax: (605) 498-5665
  • TEA BPS, Tea Bps - 46691 270th St (Lat: 43.475472 Lon: -96.867917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQNV929
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.068 MHzGrant Date: 06/14/2011, Expiration Date: 06/14/2021, Certifier: Jim AuenRegistrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • Lat: 43.448139 Lon: -96.806917, Call Sign: WQUX544
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.225 MHz, 456.850 MHz, 457.150 MHzGrant Date: 11/07/2014, Expiration Date: 11/07/2024, Certifier: Derck DegeestRegistrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • Lat: 43.452111 Lon: -96.825778, Call Sign: WQVM754
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.862 MHz, 457.250 MHzGrant Date: 03/31/2015, Expiration Date: 03/31/2025, Certifier: Spencer SchenkRegistrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • VIRGIL FODNESS SUBST, Virgil Fodness Substation (Lat: 43.418861 Lon: -96.833389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WPVX431
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.231 MHz, 952.231 MHzGrant Date: 08/14/2012, Expiration Date: 08/29/2022, Certifier: Mark WeismantelRegistrant: East River Electric Power Coop, 211 Harth Ave. South, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (605) 256-4536, Fax: (605) 256-8058, Email:
  • TEA, 202 E. Brian St (Lat: 43.454389 Lon: -96.835472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQLC286
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHzGrant Date: 12/01/2009, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 08/26/2013, Certifier: Joseph H BeranRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 57010 Great Planes Place-Marv Skie-Lincoln County Airport (Lat: 43.454917 Lon: -96.804972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQMF832
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHzGrant Date: 07/28/2010, Expiration Date: 07/28/2020, Certifier: Mark A SchroederRegistrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 573-3003, Email:
  • On Airport Property (Lat: 43.455194 Lon: -96.803361), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Call Sign: WQPR442
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHzGrant Date: 07/26/2012, Expiration Date: 07/26/2022, Certifier: Jon BeckerRegistrant: Northway Communications Inc., 105 East Oak Street, Wausau, WI 54401, Phone: (715) 842-0841, Fax: (715) 848-1413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: W0ACT, Grant Date: 02/19/1991, Expiration Date: 02/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/20/2003, Registrant: Walter T Wichner, Tea, SD 57064
  • Call Sign: W0DNV, Grant Date: 07/12/1994, Expiration Date: 07/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2006, Registrant: Homer F Anshutz, 508 W 3rd St, Tea, SD 50764-0653
  • Call Sign: KC0OVX, Licensee ID: L00626934, Grant Date: 01/22/2003, Expiration Date: 01/22/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/04/2003, Certifier: Carl L Bruce, Registrant: Carl L Bruce, Tea, SD 57064
  • Call Sign: KD0OKR, Licensee ID: L01634951, Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 04/28/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/01/2013, Certifier: Scott P Bentz, Registrant: Scott P Bentz, 240 Highpointe St Apt 56, Tea, SD 57064
  • Call Sign: AD0DN, Previous Call Sign: KD0OKR, Licensee ID: L01634951, Grant Date: 04/28/2011, Expiration Date: 04/28/2021, Certifier: Scott P Bentz, Registrant: Scott P Bentz, 240 Highpointe St Apt 56, Tea, SD 57064
  • Call Sign: KD0ZLM, Licensee ID: L01847906, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 03/06/2024, Certifier: Tyler J Sullivan, Registrant: Tyler J Sullivan, 605 S Prairie Ave, Tea, SD 57064
  • Call Sign: KD0ZLN, Licensee ID: L01847907, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 03/06/2024, Certifier: Eddie J Sullivan, Registrant: Eddie J Sullivan, 605 S Prairie Ave, Tea, SD 57064


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tea)

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

  • TEA (Population served: 4,500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Tea

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tea, SD
Most common first names in Tea, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William568.0 years
Donald364.3 years
Michael337.7 years
Donna251.5 years
Albert277.0 years
Alice277.5 years
Frank257.5 years
Henry282.5 years
George278.0 years
Edwin273.5 years
Most common last names in Tea, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson578.0 years
Ihnen461.8 years
Devries387.7 years
Wilson350.0 years
Hoffman284.0 years
Enstad282.5 years
Heeren296.5 years
Atkins276.0 years
Klinghagen260.5 years
Connelly288.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Businesses in Tea, SD

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • FedEx: 1
  • Subway: 1

Tea compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 13 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2016.