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Population in 2012: 8 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: (50.0%)
Females: (50.0%)

Median resident age:  57.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57481

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,629 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Wetonka:

$40,629
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,408

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $604,559 (it was $280,000 in 2000)
Wetonka:

$604,559
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $540,146; Detached houses: $992,916; Mobile homes: $87,377

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wetonka: 111.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (60.0%), Irish (40.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 1471 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Wetonka:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wetonka town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Wetonka satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (126.5 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (271.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (612.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leola, SD (3.3 miles ), Westport, SD (3.6 miles) , Ipswich, SD (4.2 miles ), Aberdeen, SD (4.2 miles ), Frederick, SD (4.4 miles ), Forbes, ND (4.7 miles) , Columbia, SD (4.7 miles) , Bath, SD (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 45.62 N, Longitude: 98.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Wetonka household income distribution Wetonka home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: 0 (0.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)


Average climate in Wetonka, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Wetonka-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Wetonka town center .

On 6/23/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Wetonka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 92.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from Wetonka 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 91.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Wetonka, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wetonka:

  • University of Mary (about 122 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 129 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 129 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 129 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 129 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • South Dakota State University (about 133 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 137 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

Public elementary/middle school in Wetonka:

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.3. This is about average.
City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.13
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  100.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wetonka compared to South Dakota state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wetonka travel time to work - commute


Wetonka mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Other fuel (50%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wetonka town (based on McPherson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 93.77%
Here93.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchReformed Church in the United StatesOther
Adherents38.0%18.0%11.2%10.7%22.1%
Congregations20.0%13.3%13.3%13.3%40.0%
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
McPherson County:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
McPherson County:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
McPherson County:

26.3%
State:

27.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$30
Totals for Government 0$0 1$30


4.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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



5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,500 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
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 Brown County, SD  1.50% ($37,857 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wetonka:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGIM (1420 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wetonka:

  • KSDN-FM (94.1 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBFO (106.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNBZ (97.7 FM; REDFIELD, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K219CM (91.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: S.D. BR OF DIR FOR EDUCTNL TELECOMMS)

TV broadcast stations around Wetonka:

  • K24DT (Channel 24; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • K35FJ (Channel 35; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K39CZ (Channel 39; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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