Wetonka, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 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 (it was $13,144 in 2000)

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 2009: 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: 111.7 (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).

Wetonka, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Wetonka:

  • High school or higher: 101.8%
  • 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%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Wetonka town:  3.1% ($8,750)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
South Dakota:

3.5%

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

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wetonka-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 16% smaller 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 slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% 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 584.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 102.5 miles away from Wetonka center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 131.9 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 119.8 miles away from the city center
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 405.1 miles away from Wetonka 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 197.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wetonka topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wetonka:

  • Northern State University (about 19 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 114 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • University of Mary (about 122 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 129 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 129 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 129 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 129 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 42.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.5
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.55. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.55
U.S.:

9.14
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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly 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.

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

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 93.77%
Here: 93.8%
USA: 50.2%

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.
South Dakota:

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

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

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
McPherson County:

26.3%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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 1$30
Totals for Government 0$0 1$30

5.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Brown County, SD  1.26% ($29,182 average AGI)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
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  2.24% ($30,150 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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