Whitewood, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 947 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 484  (51.1%)
Females: 463  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

35.5 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57793.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,933 (it was $29,297 in 2000)
Whitewood:

$46,933
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,649 (it was $12,247 in 2000)

Whitewood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,974 (it was $52,300 in 2000)
Whitewood:

$117,974
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,928; detached houses: $169,378; mobile homes: $61,445

Median gross rent in 2017: $715.

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitewood: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.1%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 90.3% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Whitewood, SD (2010)
    • 83690.2%White alone
    • 303.2%American Indian alone
    • 303.2%Two or more races
    • 232.5%Hispanic
    • 70.8%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Whitewood, South Dakota as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whitewood is 482 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Whitewood by year

Type

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(123.5)
1
(117.6)
1
(117.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(106.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(123.5)
2
(235.3)
1
(117.4)
4
(426.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(108.6)
1
(109.2)
1
(107.4)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(117.6)
1
(117.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(217.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(107.4)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(617.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(234.7)
7
(746.3)
2
(210.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(325.7)
2
(218.3)
4
(429.6)
2
(210.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(246.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(109.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)167.9149.4135.0147.18.40.00.049.939.346.28.4

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City-data.com crime index in Whitewood, SD

Crime rate in Whitewood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.21
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (32.3%), Norwegian (13.1%), English (5.9%), Irish (5.4%), French (4.5%), American (4.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/12/1888

Elevation: 3648 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 1,463 people per square mile   (low).

Whitewood, South Dakota map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
South Dakota:

1.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Whitewood city:

2.1% ($1,118)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (33.5 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (324.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (824.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sturgis, SD (2.6 miles ),
St. Onge, SD (2.7 miles),
Deadwood, SD (2.7 miles ),
Central City, SD (3.0 miles),
Lead, SD (3.1 miles ),
Spearfish, SD (3.3 miles ),
Blucksberg Mountain, SD (3.4 miles ),
North Spearfish, SD (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 44.46 N, Longitude: 103.64 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Whitewood, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Whitewood, SD in 2017
Whitewood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitewood, SD residents
Average permit cost in Whitewood, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Most common industries in Whitewood, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Wood products (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.7%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Whitewood, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Carpenters (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)

Average climate in Whitewood, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 7/18/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Whitewood city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/29/1993, a category F3 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitewood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 14% 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 346.0 miles away from Whitewood center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 503.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 172.7 miles away from Whitewood center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from Whitewood center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 350.0 miles away from Whitewood center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitewood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whitewood:

  • LEAD - DEADWOOD REGIONAL HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STURGIS, SD)
  • STURGIS REGIONAL SENIOR CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STURGIS, SD)
  • VA BLACK HILLS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - FORT MEADE (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 10 miles away; FORT MEADE, SD)
  • DAVID M DORSETT HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)
  • SPEARFISH REGIONAL SURGERY CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SPEARFISH, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewood:

  • Black Hills State University (about 12 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 35 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 118 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Sheridan College (about 164 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Casper College (about 176 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • University of Mary (about 210 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 213 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)

Public elementary/middle school in Whitewood:

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Library in Whitewood:

  • WHITEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $59,134; Location: 1201 ASH ST; 9,503 books; 506 audio materials; 767 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Whitewood: Whitewood Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Hose Company 1 (A), Whitewood City Hall (B), Whitewood Public Library (C), Spearfish Emergency Ambulance Service Whitewood (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Tony's Motel (1411 Laurel Street), Iron Horse Inn LLC (600 Whitewood Service Road).

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.0%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Whitewood:

Marital status in Whitewood, SD
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Whitewood:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitewood, SD (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,90025
Mainline Protestant3,28312
Catholic2,1533
Other122
None13,749-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Lawrence County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.0%
South Dakota:

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

8.7%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.0%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Whitewood:

46.0%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.8
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.1%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whitewood:

16.7%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Whitewood:

54.1%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.9%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whitewood, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,673$34,6920$0
Financial Administration 2$6,151$36,9060$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,081$48,9720$0
Water Supply 1$3,056$36,6720$0
Sewerage 1$3,262$39,1440$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,849
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,520
Totals for Government 8$25,223$37,83510$4,369

Whitewood government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $229,000 ($241.82)
    Water Utilities: $219,000 ($231.26)
    Sewerage: $112,000 ($118.27)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($88.70)
    Central Staff Services: $77,000 ($81.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($67.58)
    Financial Administration: $62,000 ($65.47)
    Libraries: $55,000 ($58.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $38,000 ($40.13)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($35.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000 ($9.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($20.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $361,000 ($381.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($39.07)

Whitewood government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $181,000 ($191.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($41.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($6.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $19,000 ($20.06)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($5.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($2.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $228,000 ($240.76)
    Liquor Stores: $96,000 ($101.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($15.84)
  • Tax - Property: $276,000 ($291.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $266,000 ($280.89)
    Amusements License: $16,000 ($16.90)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($12.67)
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,000 ($9.50)

Whitewood government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,553,000 ($1639.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,491,000 ($1574.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,000 ($65.47)

Whitewood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,391,000 ($1468.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,000 ($114.04)

9.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.17%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pennington County, SD  1.21% ($50,992 average AGI)
from Butte County, SD  1.01% ($45,962)
from Meade County, SD  0.89% ($50,500)


8.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pennington County, SD  1.45% ($41,510 average AGI)
to Meade County, SD  0.94% ($41,653)
to Butte County, SD  0.78% ($34,074)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitewood:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDSJ (980 AM; 5 kW; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: GOLDRUSH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOTA (1380 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KBFS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitewood:

  • KSLT (107.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZZI (95.9 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING, L)
  • KDDX (101.1 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KSQY (95.1 FM; DEADWOOD, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KRCS (93.1 FM; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • K252DN (98.3 FM; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLMP (97.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: BETHESDA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KYDT (103.1 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: ULTIMATE CAPS, INC.)
  • KUWD (91.5 FM; SUNDANCE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KZLK (106.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: STEVEN E.DUFFY)
  • KIQK (104.1 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: HAUGO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KQRQ (92.3 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: NEW GENERATION BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRKI (99.5 FM; NEWCASTLE, WY; Owner: MICHAEL RADIO GROUP)
  • KFMH (102.1 FM; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAWK (105.1 FM; CUSTER, SD; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKMK (93.9 FM; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Whitewood:

  • KHSD-TV (Channel 11; LEAD, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • KIVV-TV (Channel 5; LEAD, SD; Owner: KEVN, INC.)
  • KKRA-LP (Channel 24; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOTA-TV (Channel 3; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • K17ES (Channel 4; SPEARFISH, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Whitewood fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 2003 06:30 AM, I-90, Lat: 44.463796, Lon: -103.626647, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 24, 1995 11:40 AM, Crook City, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 67.5mTotal length
  • $800,000Total costs
  • 57,068Total average daily traffic
  • 10,341Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,638Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whitewood, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whitewood, SD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 11663 Creek City Road (Lat: 44.444139 Lon: -103.717972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WGN458,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.425 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2013, Expiration Date: 10/05/2023, Certifier: Lynn Kading, Registrant: Western Communications, Inc., 3106 Cambell Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-4119, Phone: (605) 342-7885, Fax: (605) 348-6664, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K0EXA, Licensee ID: L01420612, Grant Date: 07/31/2008, Expiration Date: 08/10/2018, Certifier: John M Vainio, Registrant: John M Vainio, Rr 1 Box 37, Whitewood, SD 57793
  • Call Sign: N7YAO, Licensee ID: L00840322, Grant Date: 04/01/2004, Expiration Date: 04/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2015, Certifier: John W Shafto, Registrant: John W Shafto, 20095 Weyrich Ln, Whitewood, SD 57793
  • Call Sign: KC0NDW, Licensee ID: L00510915, Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 05/02/2022, Certifier: Corey L Remington, Registrant: Corey L Remington, 20160 Weyrich Ln, Whitewood, SD 57793-5000

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-M1A+ (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 239DC , Serial Number: 40.968, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 03/07/2011
    Registrant (Individual): William E Garrett, 19924 Bighorn Rd, Whitewood, SD 57793
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4127M , Serial Number: 12-3024, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 09/04/1986
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Arlo G Potter, 11817 Timber Ridge Ln, Whitewood, SD 57793, Other Owners: Patricia B Potter
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57641 , Serial Number: 623-74, Year manufactured: 1973, Certificate Issue Date: 02/09/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Zweit F Bruch, 12316 Eden Rd, Whitewood, SD 57793
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6965D , Serial Number: 18-5543, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 02/04/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 06/08/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Victor L Fondy, 12067 Crook City Rd, Whitewood, SD 57793
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7090Z , Serial Number: 25-2876, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 02/23/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Joe M Baker, 12399 Bighorn Rd, Whitewood, SD 57793

Most common first names in Whitewood, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1070.5 years
Robert867.5 years
James777.4 years
Mary779.3 years
Earl674.4 years
Frank679.7 years
George679.7 years
Albert583.6 years
Charles579.6 years
Fred579.4 years
Most common last names in Whitewood, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson578.6 years
Nonnast482.7 years
Eatherton478.2 years
Anderson482.8 years
Potter481.8 years
Vancleave449.1 years
Wehner474.5 years
Berger381.3 years
Aker374.6 years
Christensen376.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitewood, SD
  • 73.0%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Electricity
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitewood, SD
  • 68.5%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 3.4%Other fuel


Whitewood compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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