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Population in 2012: 19 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: (33.3%)
Females: 13  (66.7%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57349

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,336 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Vilas:

$52,336
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,210

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,465 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Vilas:

$94,465
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $65,714; Detached houses: $65,714

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vilas: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (52.2%), United States (21.7%), French (8.7%), Irish (8.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 1478 feet

Land area: 2.32 square miles.

Population density: 8.2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Vilas:

  • High school or higher: 63.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vilas town:

  • Never married: 5.9%
  • Now married: 82.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,625 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199

Vilas satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (54.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (206.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (523.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Howard, SD (1.9 miles ), Roswell, SD (2.2 miles) , Fedora, SD (3.1 miles) , Canova, SD (3.2 miles) , Winfred, SD (3.4 miles) , Carthage, SD (3.5 miles) , Artesian, SD (4.0 miles) , Spencer, SD (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 44.01 N, Longitude: 97.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.1%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-32.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (50%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (56%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


Average climate in Vilas, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Vilas-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Vilas town center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 tornado 18.5 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vilas-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 92% 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 91.1 miles away from the city center
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 46.1 miles away from Vilas center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 5.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from Vilas center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Miner County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Vilas:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY HOWARD (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HOWARD, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vilas:

  • South Dakota State University (about 46 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of South Dakota (about 92 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 96 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 124 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Wayne State College (about 126 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 137 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Ridgewater College (about 147 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Vilas compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Vilas town (based on Miner County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 93.41%
Here93.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents44.1%20.1%13.0%7.8%15.0%
Congregations13.3%20.0%6.7%13.3%46.7%
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: 2
Miner County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Miner County:

8.9%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Miner County:

26.9%
State:

27.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$24
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$18
Totals for Government 0$0 2$42


5.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,078 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.18% ($22,000 average AGI)


7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Vilas:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vilas:

  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KJAM-FM (103.1 FM; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Vilas:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K52ES (Channel 52; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K43GX (Channel 43; MADISON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vilas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

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