Wanblee, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 725. Population change since 2000: +13.1%
Males: 367  (50.7%)
Females: 358  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  21.1 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57577.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,047 (it was $14,286 in 2000)
Wanblee:

$30,047
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,672 (it was $4,584 in 2000)

Wanblee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $31,661 (it was $10,500 in 2000)
Wanblee:

$31,661
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $40,252; Detached houses: $44,872; Mobile homes: $6,760

Median gross rent in 2012: $457.

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Wanblee races chart
  • American Indian alone - 669 (92.3%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (2.8%)
  • White alone - 14 (1.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wanblee: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (4.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2630 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 325 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Wanblee:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 52.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wanblee CDP:

  • Never married: 41.7%
  • Now married: 26.2%
  • Separated: 13.0%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

21 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.8%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $653 (2.8%)

Wanblee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (85.8 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (308.0 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (719.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Interior, SD (4.4 miles) , Kadoka, SD (4.4 miles ), Corn Creek, SD (4.8 miles) , Allen, SD (4.9 miles ), Norris, SD (4.9 miles) , Belvidere, SD (5.2 miles) , Martin, SD (5.3 miles ), Kyle, SD (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.57 N, Longitude: 101.66 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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

4.7%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (36%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (35%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (17%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (19%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)

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

Average climate in Wanblee, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wanblee-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/6/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.3 miles away from the Wanblee place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1956, a category F3 tornado 27.9 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wanblee-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 452.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.8 miles away from Wanblee center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 217.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from Wanblee center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 606.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wanblee topographic map

Birthplace of: Russell Means - Autobiographer.

Airports located in Wanblee:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wanblee:

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 85 miles; Rapid City, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 86 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Black Hills State University (about 128 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Northern State University (about 204 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 223 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 229 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 234 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)

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

Cemetery: Gethsemane Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.938. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.938
U.S.:

6.575

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.455. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.455
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.40. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.40
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 55.1%
(66.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  5.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  89.1%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  19.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Wanblee compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wanblee CDP (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.85%
Here: 40.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchBaha'iOther
Adherents43.6%29.8%13.5%5.6%7.5%
Congregations36.4%18.2%18.2%9.1%18.2%
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
Jackson County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

3.60 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Jackson County:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

14.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

32.4%
South Dakota:

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

17.0%
State:

14.9%

5.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200520,922 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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


7.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200620,074 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.63%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

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:
to Pennington County, SD  2.02% ($18,278 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wanblee:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wanblee:

  • KZSD-FM (102.5 FM; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SD PUBLIC B/G TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Wanblee:

  • KZSD-TV (Channel 8; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • POTATO CREEK VLV/MS, Potato Creek Valve And Meter Station .2 Miles East On Highway 2 Of Bia Road (Lat: 43.534917 Lon: -101.995417), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQLG232
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.737 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2010, Expiration Date: 01/11/2020, Certifier: Reno Red Cloud
    Registrant: In Control, Inc., 10350 Jamestown Street Ne, Blaine, MN 55449, Phone: (763) 783-9500, Fax: (763) 783-9502, Email:
  • POTATO CREEK, Potato Creek, .32 Mks E On Hwy 2 (Lat: 43.534917 Lon: -101.994917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 3.7 m, Overall height: 5.5 m, Call Sign: WQLV294
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.162 MHz, 451.862 MHz, 452.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/30/2010, Expiration Date: 04/30/2020, Certifier: Timothy R Berry
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc., Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Kyle Reservoir (Lat: 43.419333 Lon: -102.188889), Type: Building, Structure height: 5.8 m, Overall height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WQLV624
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.862 MHz, 452.012 MHz, 452.162 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/04/2010, Expiration Date: 05/04/2020, Certifier: Timothy R Berry
    Registrant: Western Communications, Inc., 3106 Cambell Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-4119, Phone: (605) 342-7885, Fax: (605) 348-6664, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Most common first names in Wanblee, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph678.2 years
Paul568.8 years
James370.4 years
Jennie379.6 years
Raymond362.3 years
Ivan247.9 years
George271.4 years
Agnes269.5 years
Gladys283.0 years
Ellis286.4 years
Most common last names in Wanblee, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ashley573.8 years
Quiver465.8 years
Brown453.2 years
Longsoldier462.7 years
Livermont379.3 years
Young368.6 years
Long Soldier375.3 years
Milk368.0 years
Moves-Camp384.0 years
Randall379.3 years

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  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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