For population 25 years and over in Waubay:
For population 15 years and over in Waubay city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (109.0 miles , pop. 90,599).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (198.5 miles , pop. 382,618).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (538.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Ortley, SD (2.3 miles) , Grenville, SD (3.2 miles) , Webster, SD (3.2 miles ), Summit, SD (3.6 miles ), Roslyn, SD (3.8 miles ), Wallace, SD (4.4 miles) , Florence, SD (4.4 miles ), Marvin, SD (4.4 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 45.33 N, Longitude: 97.30 W
Area code: 605
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+3.0%).
Work and jobs in Waubay: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Waubay, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Waubay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/18/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Waubay city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/17/1996, a category F3 tornado 36.8 miles away from the city center caused $2 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Waubay-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 94% 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 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from Waubay 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 38.0 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 80.8 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 87.6 miles away from Waubay center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Day County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Woodrow W. Keeble - Army Medal of Honor recipient.
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waubay:
Public high school in Waubay:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Waubay:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 46.8%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 98.2% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Waubay compared to South Dakota state average:
Banks with branches in Waubay (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Waubay city (based on Day County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,971 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,311 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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Waubay fatal accident list:
Sep 11, 1999 05:52 PM, West Lake Shore Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 6, 1989 07:55 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 7, 1983 01:30 PM, Main000000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 9, 1982 10:16 PM, 0120000000, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 25, 1979 07:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.