For population 25 years and over in Wakonda:
For population 15 years and over in Wakonda town:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,268 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (41.2 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (133.1 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (487.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Volin, SD (2.3 miles ), Irene, SD (2.4 miles ), Gayville, SD (3.0 miles ), Mission Hill, SD (3.3 miles) , Centerville, SD (3.3 miles ), Viborg, SD (3.4 miles ), St. Helena, NE (3.9 miles) , Yankton, SD (4.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 43.01 N, Longitude: 97.11 W
Area code: 605
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+11.3%).
Work and jobs in Wakonda: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wakonda, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wakonda-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 187% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Wakonda town center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 7/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 23.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wakonda-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.2 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 87.6 miles away from Wakonda center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.9 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 77.2 miles away from Wakonda center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Clay County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Wakonda:
Airports located in Wakonda:
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Public high school in Wakonda:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.85. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.0%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
46 people in nursing homes in 2000
Wakonda compared to South Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Wakonda (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Wakonda (based on Clay County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.29%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wakonda government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Wakonda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
14.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,225 average adjusted gross income)
0.56% of residents moved from foreign countries ($258 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
14.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,746 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Wakonda fatal accident list:
Aug 4, 1996 02:40 AM, 455th Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.