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Population in 2012: 3 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -83.3%
Males: (27.8%)
Females: (72.2%)

Median resident age:  60.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57260

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,244 (it was $3,750 in 2000)
White Rock:

$25,244
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,907

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $22,038 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
White Rock:

$22,038
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $8,788; Detached houses: $8,788

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  • White alone - 1 (33.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (33.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (33.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in White Rock: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 976 feet

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 1.9 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in White Rock:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in White Rock town:

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

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (66.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (173.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (525.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rosholt, SD (2.9 miles ), Wheaton, MN (3.0 miles ), Fairmount, ND (3.1 miles ), Tenney, MN (3.2 miles) , Tintah, MN (3.7 miles) , Campbell, MN (3.8 miles ), Nashua, MN (3.9 miles) , Dumont, MN (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 45.92 N, Longitude: 96.57 W

White Rock household income distribution White Rock home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+157.1%).



Average climate in White Rock, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

White Rock-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the White Rock town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 tornado 9.2 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

White Rock-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 90% 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 30.9 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 21.7 miles away from White Rock 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 16.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Roberts County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near White Rock:

  • PHEASANT COUNTRY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WHEATON, MN)
  • SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER WHEATON (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 9 miles away; WHEATON, MN)

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

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 35 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 67 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 67 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 69 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Ridgewater College (about 91 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 109 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • South Dakota State University (about 112 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)

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Roberts 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: 0.0%
(0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  1.0 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

16 people in nursing homes in 2000

White Rock compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012


White Rock travel time to work - commute


White Rock mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)

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Religion statistics for White Rock town (based on Roberts County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.83%
Here72.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents36.1%28.1%9.7%7.1%5.2%
Congregations27.0%13.5%10.8%13.5%5.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian and Missionary AllianceAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents4.1%2.8%2.5%2.0%2.4%
Congregations8.1%5.4%8.1%2.7%5.4%
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: 7
This county:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Roberts County:

5.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Roberts County:

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roberts County:

18.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%

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 3$119
Totals for Government 0$0 3$119


5.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,118 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

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:
from Grant County, SD  0.44% ($56,500 average AGI)
from Codington County, SD  0.42% ($18,933)
from Marshall County, SD  0.39% ($22,714)


6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Codington County, SD  0.72% ($31,731 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.50% ($16,944)
to Cass County, ND  0.36% ($32,846)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Rock:

  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in White Rock:

  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around White Rock:

  • K27EN (Channel 27; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K39DZ (Channel 39; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K45DP (Channel 45; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K51EJ (Channel 51; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K18DU (Channel 18; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K55FW (Channel 55; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K57BL (Channel 57; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K31DH (Channel 31; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: TRI-COUNTY UHF-TV, INC.)
  • K53DX (Channel 53; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K59BT (Channel 59; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K61BJ (Channel 61; DONNELLY, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)
  • K63BW (Channel 63; DONNELLY/HERMAN, MN; Owner: FEDERATED TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE)

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