For population 25 years and over in Whitewood:
For population 15 years and over in Whitewood city:
9 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,500 (1.3%)
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 ), Deadwood, SD (2.7 miles ), Central City, SD (3.0 miles) , Lead, SD (3.1 miles ), Spearfish, SD (3.3 miles ), North Spearfish, SD (3.5 miles ), Fruitdale, SD (3.8 miles) , Nisland, SD (3.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.46 N, Longitude: 103.64 W
Area code: 605
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Crime in Whitewood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-5.5%).
Work and jobs in Whitewood: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Whitewood, South Dakota
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Whitewood-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 39% 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 slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Whitewood center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/24/1993 at 23:52:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML) earthquake occurred 96.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/2007 at 10:35:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from Whitewood center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters: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: 3, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 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/medical centers near Whitewood:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitewood:
See full list of schools located in Whitewood
Public elementary/middle school in Whitewood:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.3%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.8% for American Indian residents, 92.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
Whitewood compared to South Dakota state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Whitewood (based on Lawrence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.12%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
10.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,839 average adjusted gross income)
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:
10.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,072 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Whitewood fatal accident list:
Jul 24, 1995 11:40 AM, Crook City, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $800,000
Total average daily traffic: 550
Total average daily truck traffic: 15
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Whitewood)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:7
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.