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Population in 2012: 384 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 

Males: 200  (52.1%)
Females: 184  (47.9%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57384.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,832 (it was $35,313 in 2000)
Wolsey:

$34,832
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,255

Wolsey town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $81,325 (it was $36,000 in 2000)
Wolsey:

$81,325
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,190; Detached houses: $56,151; Townhouses or other attached units: $48,541; Mobile homes: $133,112

Median gross rent in 2012: $429.

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  • White alone - 372 (98.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wolsey: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.9%), Norwegian (12.2%), Dutch (10.3%), Irish (9.6%), Swedish (4.9%), United States (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 4/7/1883

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 168 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Wolsey:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wolsey town:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.8%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,125 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $686 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (105.7 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (251.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (572.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Virgil, SD (2.9 miles) , Broadland, SD (2.9 miles) , Wessington, SD (3.4 miles ), Huron, SD (3.6 miles ), Morningside, SD (3.8 miles) , Hitchcock, SD (4.0 miles) , Alpena, SD (4.1 miles ), Cavour, SD (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 44.41 N, Longitude: 98.47 W

Area code: 605

Wolsey household income distribution Wolsey home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Wolsey-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 60% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.0 miles away from the Wolsey town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 8/24/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $15 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wolsey-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 48.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Wolsey center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from Wolsey center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beadle County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wolsey topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Wolsey:

  • SUNQUEST HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HURON, SD)

Political contributions by individuals in Wolsey, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wolsey:

  • South Dakota State University (about 84 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 134 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of South Dakota (about 137 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Wayne State College (about 167 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 171 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • Northeast Community College (about 173 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 174 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Wolsey:

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Notable locations in Wolsey: Wolsey Volunteer Fire Department (A), Wolsey City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Beadle 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: 13.2%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

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

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wolsey, SD

Wolsey compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Wolsey (2011 data):

  • American Bank & Trust: Wolsey Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1962/01/22. Info updated 2011/10/25: Bank assets: $378.1 mil, Deposits: $304.8 mil, headquarters in Wessington Springs, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Leackco Bank Holding Company, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wolsey travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wolsey town (based on Beadle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.33%
Here75.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents25.7%14.5%13.0%12.7%8.0%
Congregations5.0%7.5%10.0%12.5%12.5%
Name U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesSalvation ArmyChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.6%2.9%2.4%2.3%14.0%
Congregations5.0%2.5%2.5%2.5%40.0%
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: 5
Beadle County:

3.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Here:

8.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.91 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

8.2%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Beadle County:

29.9%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
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 1$669
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$400
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$25
Sewerage 1$1,937$23,2440$0
Totals for Government 1$1,937$23,2445$1,094


5.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.48% ($22,310 average AGI)
from Davison County, SD  0.33% ($25,300)
from Jerauld County, SD  0.33% ($20,250)


7.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.57%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.93% ($25,158 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  0.60% ($29,270)
to Brookings County, SD  0.38% ($19,087)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wolsey:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KIJV (1340 AM; 1 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wolsey:

  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KZKK (105.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • K217CE (91.3 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,086
Total average daily truck traffic: 500
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 2,409

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wolsey)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Jct Us Hwy 14 & 281 4 Mi N (Lat: 44.460528 Lon: -98.502306), Call Sign: KLS656
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • From South Jct Of 281 & Us 14 4 Mi S 1 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 44.302500 Lon: -98.342861), Call Sign: KYL322, Licensee ID: L00099402
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/1996, Expiration Date: 03/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: John R Clouser, Rt 1 Box 79, Wolsey, SD 57384, Phone: (605) 352-8106
  • 38223 230 Th. St. (Lat: 44.444139 Lon: -98.568694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQBF872
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Certifier: Russell Jungemann
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KC0DKB, Licensee ID: L01354097
    Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 05/04/2018
    Registrant: Gary W Quiram, Wolsey, SD 57384-0263
  • Call Sign: N0TDA, Licensee ID: L00521835
    Grant Date: 05/23/2002, Expiration Date: 06/23/2012, Certifier: Robert W Taken
    Registrant: Robert W Taken, Wolsey, SD 57384
  • Call Sign: W0AZJ, Licensee ID: L00099402
    Grant Date: 03/14/2007, Expiration Date: 03/20/2017, Certifier: John R Clouser
    Registrant: John R Clouser, 38936 212th St, Wolsey, SD 57384
  • Call Sign: W0LWP, Licensee ID: L00198242
    Grant Date: 08/13/2004, Expiration Date: 11/09/2014, Certifier: Henry R Bartell
    Registrant: Henry R Bartell, 20380 393 Ave, Wolsey, SD 57384
  • Call Sign: WD0CBW, Licensee ID: L00277347
    Grant Date: 07/09/2004, Expiration Date: 08/29/2014
    Registrant: Mark D Brannen, 39259 Hwy 14, Wolsey, SD 57384
  • Call Sign: KC0KGE, Licensee ID: L00342292
    Grant Date: 02/24/2011, Expiration Date: 04/02/2021, Certifier: Dorothy M Clouser
    Registrant: Dorothy M Clouser, 38936 - 212th St, Wolsey, SD 57384

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-236 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2332U , Serial Number: 28-7911298, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/16/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): Langbehn Land & Cattle Co Inc, 38710 203rd St, Wolsey, SD 57384



Most common first names in Wolsey, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Carl783.0 years
William676.8 years
Robert679.0 years
Clara578.4 years
Fred581.6 years
Edward570.0 years
Henry484.0 years
Arthur477.5 years
Donald478.0 years
James475.0 years
Most common last names in Wolsey, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jungemann1165.7 years
Peterson874.0 years
Eichstadt778.0 years
Klicker689.8 years
Larsen685.0 years
Scheibe580.6 years
Johannsen574.4 years
Christophers584.2 years
Houck566.0 years
Kahre484.0 years
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