Waubay, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 576 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 287  (49.9%)
Females: 289  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57273.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,734 (it was $25,395 in 2000)
Waubay:

$28,734
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,098 (it was $15,746 in 2000)

Waubay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,322 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Waubay:

$66,322
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $87,919; Detached houses: $91,545; Mobile homes: $50,750

Median gross rent in 2012: $326.

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Waubay races chart
  • White alone - 342 (59.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 204 (35.4%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (2.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waubay: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Norwegian (9.6%), Irish (4.5%), English (2.5%), Polish (2.5%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 2/18/1895

Elevation: 1814 feet

Land area: 1.46 square miles.

Population density: 395 people per square mile   (very low).

Waubay, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Waubay:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waubay city:

  • Never married: 37.4%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $725 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,324 (1.6%)

Waubay satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $34,800
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $47,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.33 N, Longitude: 97.30 W

Area code: 605

Waubay household income distribution Waubay home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
South Dakota average:

1.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+3.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (39%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Waubay-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 10% smaller 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 below South Dakota state average. It is 79% 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 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Waubay center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 654.9 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 54.4 miles away from the city 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 Waubay 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 194.3 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 Day County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waubay topographic map

Birthplace of: Woodrow W. Keeble - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Hospitals and medical centers near Waubay:

  • STRAND-KJORSVIG COMMUNITY REST (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ROSLYN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waubay:

  • Northern State University (about 58 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 74 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • South Dakota State University (about 75 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 89 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 93 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 98 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 101 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

Public high school in Waubay:

Public elementary/middle schools in Waubay:

See full list of schools located in Waubay

Library in Waubay:

  • WAUBAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,438; Location: 94 NORTH MAIN ST; 8,415 books; 57 audio materials; 1,681 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Waubay: Waubay Fire Department (A), Waubay City Hall (B), Waubay Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Lakeside Lodge (330 East Highway 12), Circle Pines Motel (240 East Highway 12).

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

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

WAUBAY (Population served: 576, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In MAY-01-2009, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2010)
  • 29 regular monitoring violations
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)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Waubay compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Waubay (2011 data):

  • First Savings Bank: Waubay Branch at 525 Main Street, branch established on 1989/08/09. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $436.6 mil, Deposits: $352.8 mil, headquarters in Beresford, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waubay city (based on Day County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Here: 91.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents45.5%35.5%4.8%4.7%3.8%
Congregations36.4%15.2%9.1%6.1%6.1%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.2%1.3%1.0%0.5%0.6%
Congregations3.0%6.1%6.1%3.0%9.1%
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: 3
Day County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Day County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

14.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Day County:

28.3%
South Dakota:

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

14.6%
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 1$1,841$22,0920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$566
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,261$27,1320$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,010$30,0600$0
Local Libraries 1$1,841$22,0920$0
Totals for Government 5$10,953$26,2876$566

6.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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 Codington County, SD  1.13% ($39,423 average AGI)
from Brown County, SD  0.87% ($27,750)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.48% ($16,273)


6.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Brown County, SD  1.22% ($25,750 average AGI)
to Codington County, SD  0.96% ($36,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waubay:

  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waubay:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBWS-FM (102.9 FM; SISSETON, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Waubay:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

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
  • Lat: 45.426972 Lon: -97.289833, Call Sign: WQDK502
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/2005, Expiration Date: 09/19/2015, Certifier: Sherry Johnson
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., N3211 County Road H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 248-3000

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W0IUK, Licensee ID: L00811127
    Grant Date: 02/12/2004, Expiration Date: 03/15/2014
    Registrant: William E Coester, 3262 South Bay Drive, Waubay, SD 57273
  • Call Sign: WB0NUX, Licensee ID: L01303888
    Grant Date: 07/13/2007, Expiration Date: 10/03/2017
    Registrant: Dale L Gerriets, 717 N 3rd Street, Waubay, SD 57273

Most common first names in Waubay, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1375.4 years
Frank1280.8 years
Edward1174.9 years
John1074.9 years
Arthur978.4 years
Henry973.0 years
Donald768.5 years
Joseph779.7 years
Alice783.4 years
Emma786.0 years
Most common last names in Waubay, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zubke1378.7 years
Owen1072.9 years
Block880.4 years
Anderson778.9 years
Nelson783.6 years
Richardt782.3 years
Schulz776.6 years
Drake782.2 years
Campbell765.6 years
Eagle654.8 years
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