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Corson County, South Dakota (SD)


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County population in 2012: 4,077 (all rural); it was 4,181 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 140
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 564
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 752
Renter-occupied apartments: 556 (it was 519 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

32%

Land area: 2473 sq. mi.
Water area: 56.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Corson County: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (15.0%), Public administration (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 40%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Corson County, South Dakota:


Median resident age:  29.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,067  (52.1%)
Females: 1,983  (47.9%)

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Average household size:
Corson County:

3.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,368 ($20,654 in 1999)
This county:

$26368
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $172 (lower quartile is $130, upper quartile is $294)
This county:

$172
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $48,774 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Corson County:

$48,774
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,282 - $74,430

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $83,430
Here:

$83,430
State:

$158,814

Mobile homes: $36,295
Here:

$36,295
State:

$34,151
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $884
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $181

Institutionalized population: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Corson County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $891 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $359 (0.9%)


Corson County household income distribution in 2009 Corson County home values distribution


Corson County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 38.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 29 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 29 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

41.0%
Whole state:

13.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

21.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Corson County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: McLaughlin, Little Eagle, Bullhead, McIntosh, Morristown.

Corson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Corson County: Sakakawea Monument (A), Black Horse Arena (B), Trail City Fire Department (C), Grand River Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Corson County include: Saint Elizabeth Mission Home (A), Little Oak Creek Church (B), Saint Benedict Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D), Saint Thomas Church (E), Holy Spirit Church (F), Good Shepherd Church (G), Brown Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trail City Cemetery (1), Sitting Bulls Grave (2), McIntosh Cemetery (3), Long Hill Cemetery (4), Saint Thomas Cemetery (5), Saint Lukes Cemetery (6), Saint Bedes Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dogeagle Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), Morristown Lake (C), Morristown East Lake (D), Tatanka Lake (E), Trail City Railroad Lake (F), Mallard Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Deer Creek (A), Deep Bank Creek (B), Darling Creek (C), Cyclone Creek (D), Claymore Creek (E), Cedar Boy Creek (F), Blackfoot Creek (G), Blackhawk Creek (H), Soldier Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Corson County include: Indian Memorial Recreation Area (1), Leavenworth Monument (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adams County, North Dakota , Campbell County , Emmons County, North Dakota , Dewey County , Sioux County, North Dakota , Perkins County , Walworth County , Ziebach County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 116
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (50% naturalized citizens)

Corson County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.2%

Corson County marital status for males
Corson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Corson County with a mortgage: 110 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 294

Here:

27.2% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.07%
Here90.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,766
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1,853 (49.2%)779 (20.7%)271 (7.2%)269 (7.1%)594 (15.8%)
Congregations7 (25.0%)6 (21.4%)3 (10.7%)2 (7.1%)10 (35.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Corson County - McLaughlin, Little Eagle, Bullhead, McIntosh, Morristown

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Corson County:

2.39 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

39.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%



Agriculture in Corson County:

Average size of farms: 4038 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,330
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $38.21
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $99,111
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.53%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.63%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $102,886
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.38%
Corn for grain: 6827 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23714 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1140 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Corson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 6.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/29/1953, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Corson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Corson County (%):





Corson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 682 (56%)
  • Carpooled: 137 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 225 (18%)
  • Other means: 30 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 127 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


3 people in other group homes

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,011.

8.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.36% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($12,205 average AGI)
3.98% relocated from other states ($9,114 average AGI)
Corson County:

3.98%
South Dakota average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sioux County, ND  1.33% ($22,857 average AGI)
from Walworth County, SD  1.23% ($18,923)


10.55% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($21,474 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.55% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($10,816 average AGI)
5.00% relocated to other states ($10,658 average AGI)
Corson County:

5.00%
South Dakota average:

3.78%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Walworth County, SD  2.04% ($20,500 average AGI)
to Sioux County, ND  1.20% ($18,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.7

Births per 1000 population in Corson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Corson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Corson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 976 (862 aged, 114 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2084.290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1099.400
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22.9

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 22.9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,049

Size of family households: 312 2-persons, 163 3-persons, 167 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 66 6-persons, 105 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 286 1-person, 29 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

84.7% of residents of Corson County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
12.2% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $46,997,000 ($10750 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $51,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,781,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,587,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,638,000
Federal grants: $15,782,000
Federal procurement contracts: $385,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,824,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $750,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $673,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,997,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 454
Here:

104 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 213
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -42
Here -10 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Corson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.17 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Corson County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 48
  • 4 rooms: 103
  • 5 rooms: 193
  • 6 rooms: 149
  • 7 rooms: 90
  • 8 rooms: 71
  • 9+ rooms: 72
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 95
  • 5 rooms: 113
  • 6 rooms: 110
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Corson County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 177
  • 3 bedrooms: 332
  • 4 bedrooms: 141
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 46
  • 2 bedrooms: 123
  • 3 bedrooms: 162
  • 4 bedrooms: 107
  • 5+ bedrooms: 29
Cars and other vehicles available in Corson County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 170
  • 2 vehicles: 276
  • 3 vehicles: 150
  • 4 vehicles: 75
  • 5+ vehicles: 45
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 240
  • 2 vehicles: 116
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

66% of Corson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in South Dakota.

Corson County:

66.0%
State average:

56.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Corson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.7%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Other fuel (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (2.0%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74.4%)
  • Electricity (11.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.8%)
  • Utility gas (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

2.6%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.9%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

11.8%
South Dakota:

17.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Corson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Corson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Corson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Corson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Corson County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Corson County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2679.0 years
Henry1477.9 years
Fred1276.4 years
Lydia1079.9 years
Emma1079.6 years
Robert1070.5 years
Joseph1075.4 years
George1074.3 years
James1067.6 years
William968.3 years
Most common last names in Corson County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hertel1280.3 years
Archambault1163.6 years
Olson1074.5 years
Huber978.3 years
Moser877.6 years
Sandland780.2 years
Maxon772.5 years
Fischer671.5 years
Brockel677.0 years
Campbell671.7 years
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