Wallace, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 51  (60.6%)
Females: 34  (39.4%)
Median resident age:  31.5 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip code: 57272

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,624 (it was $27,708 in 2000)
Wallace:

$63,624
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,408 (it was $14,677 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $47,432 (it was $18,800 in 2000)
Wallace:

$47,432
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $198,666; Detached houses: $210,176; Townhouses or other attached units: $208,090; In 2-unit structures: $163,645; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,345; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $179,729; Mobile homes: $56,602

Median gross rent in 2016: $458.

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    • 8296.5%White alone
    • 22.4%Black alone
    • 11.2%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wallace: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (66.0%), Norwegian (18.9%), American (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/18/1908

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 630 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wallace:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wallace town:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 1.6%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wallace, South Dakota as of November 21, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Wallace to the number of sex offenders is 52 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $415 (0.9%)

Wallace satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (113.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (206.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (540.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Florence, SD (2.8 miles ), Bradley, SD (2.8 miles) , Garden City, SD (3.2 miles) , Lily, SD (3.5 miles) , Henry, SD (3.8 miles ), Crocker, SD (3.9 miles) , Butler, SD (4.1 miles) , Webster, SD (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 45.09 N, Longitude: 97.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Wallace household income distribution Wallace home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+3.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (28%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Average climate in Wallace, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wallace-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Wallace town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/18/1983, a category F3 tornado 19.8 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wallace-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 78% 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 80.7 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 112.5 miles away from Wallace center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 646.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from the city 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 175.1 miles away from Wallace center
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 57.0 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 Codington County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wallace topographic map

Birthplace of: Hubert H. Humphrey - (1911-1978), Vice President.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wallace:

  • Northern State University (about 56 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota State University (about 64 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 93 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 95 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 96 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 107 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 111 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

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

Codington 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 91.9. This is worse than average.

City:

91.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.72
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.9%
(2.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.6%
Whole state:  64.2%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Wallace town (based on Codington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,32712
Catholic6,8097
Evangelical Protestant4,78924
Other1862
None7,116-
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
Codington County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Codington County:

7.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

10.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Codington County:

27.4%
South Dakota:

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

14.7%
State:

14.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$64
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$77
Totals for Government 0$0 4$141

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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  0.55% ($27,983 average AGI)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.38% ($44,244)
from Grant County, SD  0.33% ($28,917)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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  0.74% ($38,400 average AGI)
to Hamlin County, SD  0.30% ($37,750)
to Brown County, SD  0.29% ($23,742)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wallace:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wallace:

  • 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.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wallace:

  • 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)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • MARTY JIMMERSON, 2.4 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.080833 Lon: -97.504722), Type: 70.7, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: 7136930000, , 3411 RICHMOND SUITE 400
  • Stormy M Seibt, 2.4 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.080833 Lon: -97.504722), Type: 70.7, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DR., Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Lottie L Thompson, 2.4 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.080833 Lon: -97.504722), Type: 70.7, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: 8472401508, , 1101 PERIMETER DRIVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • 2.4 Km Wsw (Lat: 45.080833 Lon: -97.504722), Type: 70.7, Overall height: 61 m, Registrant: 4048104021, Pcheeks@att.Com, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC15W24

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 43812 156th St (Lat: 45.114167 Lon: -97.469444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19 m, Overall height: 25 m, Call Sign: WPSQ291
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.650 MHzGrant Date: 07/09/2001, Expiration Date: 07/09/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/19/2011, Certifier: Signature On FileRegistrant: Burghardt Amateur Center Inc, 710 10th St Sw, Watertown, SD 57201, Phone: (605) 886-7314, Fax: (605) 886-3444

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WALLACE, 1.5 Miles Wsw Of (Lat: 45.080778 Lon: -97.504806), Overall height: 70.7 m, Call Sign: KBT72
    Assigned Frequencies: 3710.00 MHz, 3710.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3730.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3870.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz, 3890.00 MHz... (+20 more)Grant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2012Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:
  • WALLACE, 2.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 45.042444 Lon: -97.472833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 41.5 m, Call Sign: WBD232
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6695.00 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6256.54 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 06/30/2020Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 1717 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND 58503, Phone: (701) 557-5672, Fax: (701) 557-5322, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: AA0BB, Previous Call Sign: N0IQT, Licensee ID: L00204064, Grant Date: 02/04/2000, Expiration Date: 05/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2012, Registrant: Eldon J Jameson, Wallace, SD 57272
  • Call Sign: N0GHM, Previous Call Sign: KA0UER, Licensee ID: L00204670, Grant Date: 03/08/2010, Expiration Date: 05/08/2020, Certifier: Arnold B Wibeto, Registrant: Arnold B Wibeto, 15472 437th Ave, Wallace, SD 57272
  • Call Sign: N0GHN, Licensee ID: L00204667, Grant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 03/16/2015, Certifier: Dorothy M Wibeto, Registrant: Dorothy M Wibeto, 15472 437th Ave, Wallace, SD 57272
  • Call Sign: N0GKZ, Previous Call Sign: KA0UEO, Licensee ID: L00204662, Grant Date: 03/29/2010, Expiration Date: 06/26/2020, Certifier: Merle A Kolden, Registrant: Merle A Kolden, Wallace, SD 57272

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

WALLACE (Population served: 78, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2013)
  • Failure to Notify Other PWS - In SEP-18-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (SEP-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2010)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Wallace compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
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