Whitehorse, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 141. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 80  (57.1%)
Females: 61  (42.9%)
Median resident age:  19.8 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57661

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,397 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Whitehorse:

$23,397
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,342 (it was $8,266 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $26,591 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Whitehorse:

$26,591
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $23,219; Detached houses: $27,582; Townhouses or other attached units: $7,950

Median gross rent in 2012: $324.

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  • American Indian alone - 130 (92.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (4.3%)
  • White alone - 4 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitehorse: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 1718 feet

Land area: 2.67 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Whitehorse:

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitehorse CDP:

  • Never married: 80.9%
  • Now married: 9.2%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.8%)

Whitehorse satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (106.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (370.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (702.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Timber Lake, SD (3.8 miles ), La Plant, SD (3.8 miles) , Green Grass, SD (4.3 miles) , North Eagle Butte, SD (5.0 miles ), Eagle Butte, SD (5.0 miles ), Isabel, SD (5.3 miles ), Mobridge, SD (5.4 miles ), Little Eagle, SD (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 45.27 N, Longitude: 100.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Whitehorse household income distribution Whitehorse home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (71%)
  • Information (18%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (55%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Top executives (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction laborers (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (14%)
  • Child care workers (29%)
  • Registered nurses (24%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (24%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)

Average climate in Whitehorse, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whitehorse-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/21/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.9 miles away from the Whitehorse place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/20/1968, a category F3 tornado 37.0 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Whitehorse-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 60% 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 480.6 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 103.1 miles away from Whitehorse 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 306.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 257.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 259.5 miles away from Whitehorse center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 639.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dewey County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitehorse:

  • University of Mary (about 101 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 108 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Northern State University (about 118 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 141 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 156 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Chadron State College (about 200 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Minot State University (about 207 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)

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Church in Whitehorse: Whitehorse Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dewey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.5% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.8 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.7%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  32.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Whitehorse compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Whitehorse CDP (based on Dewey County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.71%
Here: 58.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents29.3%23.5%14.2%9.2%8.5%
Congregations14.8%25.9%18.5%3.7%3.7%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.4%2.3%2.1%1.8%4.5%
Congregations3.7%3.7%7.4%3.7%14.8%
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: 2
Dewey County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Dewey County:

11.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Dewey County:

37.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%

5.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
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 Ziebach County, SD  0.61% ($15,917 average AGI)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Pennington County, SD  0.82% ($21,938 average AGI)
to Hughes County, SD  0.61% ($26,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitehorse:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitehorse:

  • KLND (89.5 FM; LITTLE EAGLE, SD; Owner: SEVENTH GENERATION MEDIA SVCS, INC.)
  • KOLY-FM (99.5 FM; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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