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Ancestries: German (26.5%), Irish (13.4%), English (11.7%), Norwegian (10.4%), French (3.3%), Polish (2.6%).
Current Local Time: MST time zone
Incorporated on 5/12/1888
Elevation: 3648 feet
Land area: 0.65 square miles.
Population density: 1,452 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Whitewood:
High school or higher: 95.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Whitewood city:
Never married: 20.7%
Now married: 50.6%
9 residents are foreign born
According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Whitewood, South Dakota as of May 05, 2016. The ratio of number of residents in Whitewood to the number of sex offenders is 934 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,009 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,208 (1.5%)
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).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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 causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 6/29/1993, a category F3 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center causedbetween $500 and $5000 in damages.
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 the city 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 Whitewood 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 the city center On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 114.2 miles away from the city center On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from Whitewood 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 the city center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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)
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 PotentialPercentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.1%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.5% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for two or more races residents)
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 mentally retarded in 2000
Whitewood compared to South Dakota state average:
Unemployed percentage below 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 below state average.
Religion statistics for Whitewood city (based on Lawrence County data)
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
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.43 / 10,000 pop.
0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
5.13 / 10,000 pop.
6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
13.68 / 10,000 pop.
9.21 / 10,000 pop.
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Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
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8.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,018 average adjusted gross income)
South Dakota average:
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:
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: 09/10/2003, Expiration Date: 10/05/2013, 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:
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, 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:
Aircraft: AERONCA 11BC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4015E , Serial Number: 11BC-103, Year manufactured: 1947 Registrant (Individual): Randy B Tinnell, Po Box 406, 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 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 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 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 Registrant (Individual): Joe M Baker, 12399 Bighorn Rd, Whitewood, SD 57793
Aircraft: BENDER LARRY F B8M (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: MCCULLOCH 4318A&E/0-100 (72 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7153C , Serial Number: B-8M5550, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1990 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, (None), Whitewood, SD 57793
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 9316M , Serial Number: 670001, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1966 Registrant (Individual): Edward Evans Bushnell, 11969 Oak Dr, Whitewood, SD 57793
Most common first names in Whitewood, SD among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Whitewood, SD among deceased individuals