White Lake, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 369 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 174  (47.4%)
Females: 195  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57383.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,327 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
White Lake:

$34,327
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,720 (it was $13,034 in 2000)

White Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,972 (it was $24,600 in 2000)
White Lake:

$37,972
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $50,220; Detached houses: $49,401; Mobile homes: $100,994

Median gross rent in 2012: $550.

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White Lake races chart
  • White alone - 349 (93.8%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in White Lake: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (58.3%), Norwegian (9.6%), Irish (6.8%), English (4.9%), Swedish (3.9%), Danish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/1/1882

Elevation: 1650 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 925 people per square mile   (low).

White Lake, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in White Lake:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White Lake city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 16.9%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $586 (2.1%)

White Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (100.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (219.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (574.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Plankinton, SD (3.4 miles ), Kimball, SD (3.5 miles ), Storla, SD (3.9 miles) , Stickney, SD (4.1 miles ), Aurora Center, SD (4.5 miles) , New Holland, SD (4.6 miles) , Harrison, SD (4.8 miles) , Mount Vernon, SD (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.73 N, Longitude: 98.71 W

Area code: 605

White Lake household income distribution White Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-3.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in White Lake, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

White Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.4 miles away from the White Lake city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

White Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 61% 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 595.0 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 48.2 miles away from White Lake 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 67.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 12.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 187.8 miles away from White Lake 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 358.4 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 Aurora County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
White Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in White Lake:

  • AURORA-BRULE NURSING HOME (408 SOUTH JOHNSTON STREET)

Airports located in White Lake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Lake:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 98 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 105 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 112 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northern State University (about 120 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Northeast Community College (about 134 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 135 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 148 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public high school in White Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in White Lake:

See full list of schools located in White Lake

Library in White Lake:

  • WHITE LAKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,855; Location: 111 MAIN ST; 8,840 books; 104 audio materials; 377 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in White Lake: White Lake Fire Department (A), White Lake City Hall (B), White Lake Community Library (C), White Lake Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: White Lake I-90 Motel (Po Box 5), A Bar Z Corner Convenience Store (102 East 4th Street).

Aurora County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.0%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
62 people in nursing homes in 2000

White Lake compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in White Lake (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank: White Lake Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1941/07/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.6 mil, Deposits: $68.6 mil, headquarters in Plankinton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Page Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

White Lake travel time to work - commute White Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for White Lake city (based on Aurora County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.18%
Here: 82.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents40.3%21.8%14.5%14.1%9.4%
Congregations25.0%33.3%16.7%16.7%8.3%
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
Aurora County:

10.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Aurora County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

21.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Aurora County:

26.4%
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$819
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$916
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$916
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,377
Water Supply 0$0 1$458
Local Libraries 0$0 1$407
Other and Unallocable 1$2,214$26,5683$1,678
Totals for Government 1$2,214$26,5689$6,571

White Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $210,000 ($569.11)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($159.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($121.95)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($113.82)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($78.59)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($75.88)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($67.75)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($10.84)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($8.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $114,000 ($308.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($29.81)

White Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $174,000 ($471.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $39,000 ($105.69)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $68,000 ($184.28)
  • Tax - Property: $65,000 ($176.15)
    Total General Sales: $50,000 ($135.50)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($8.13)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.71)

White Lake government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $188,000 ($509.49)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $180,000 ($487.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($21.68)

White Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($238.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000 ($16.26)

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Davison County, SD  1.97% ($26,619 average AGI)


6.36% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
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 Davison County, SD  1.40% ($24,867 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Lake:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Lake:

  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around White Lake:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in White Lake)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bps 5 - 0.2 Mi N Of Intersection 377th Ave & 258th St (Lat: 43.646167 Lon: -98.654167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WNLH871
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2013, Expiration Date: 05/24/2023
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 98096 , Serial Number: 18246, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel W Bosworth, 24890 376th Ave, White Lake, SD 57383

Most common first names in White Lake, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2278.9 years
William880.8 years
Mary787.3 years
Anna786.7 years
Marie687.0 years
Charles679.2 years
Margaret682.7 years
Lawrence672.3 years
Minnie690.7 years
Henry681.6 years
Most common last names in White Lake, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bogenhagen1174.8 years
Hanten975.2 years
Peters978.1 years
Gales885.7 years
Reinesch884.0 years
Steichen876.8 years
Glissendorf875.7 years
Nelson678.3 years
Markhardt683.3 years
Hansen683.5 years
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