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Davison County, South Dakota (SD)


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County population in 2012: 19,769 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 18,741 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,126
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,004
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,684
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,166 (it was 2,901 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

32%

Land area: 435 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 45 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Davison County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Retail trade (12.9%), Manufacturing (12.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Davison County, South Dakota:


Median resident age:  37.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Males: 9,656  (46.6%)
Females: 9,848  (53.4%)

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Davison County,SD real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Davison County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,737 ($33,476 in 1999)
This county:

$42737
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $385 (lower quartile is $277, upper quartile is $528)
This county:

$385
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $117,014 (it was $69,600 in 2000)
Davison County:

$117,014
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,551 - $185,637

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,025
Here:

$147,025
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $75,470
Here:

$75,470
State:

$180,371

In 2-unit structures: $80,915
Here:

$80,915
State:

$197,622

Mobile homes: $62,308
Here:

$62,308
State:

$34,151

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $55,477
Here:

$55,477
State:

$101,720
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,312
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 372

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


Davison 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: $1,503 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,452 (1.5%)


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


Davison County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

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

11.5%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Davison County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mitchell, Mount Vernon, Ethan, Loomis.

Davison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.davisoncounty.org

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Davison County: Prosper Townhall (A), Rome Townhall (B), Beulah Township Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Davison County include: Immanuel Church (A), Zion Church (B), Victor Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Sunset Memorial Park (2), Victor Lutheran Cemetery (3), Emsley Cemetery (4), Mount Vernon Cemetery (5), New Home Cemetery (6), Nicolaisen Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Rock Creek (A), North Fork Twelvemile Creek (B), West Branch Firesteel Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Davison County: Hubbard Slough State Public Shooting Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Aurora County , Douglas County , Hanson County , Hutchinson County , Sanborn County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,283
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 188 (38% naturalized citizens)

Davison County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.9%

Davison County marital status for males
Davison County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Davison County with a mortgage: 2,011 (162 second mortgage, 204 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,541

Here:

56.6% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.76%
Here80.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 15,135
Total congregations: 32

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents6,401 (42.3%)2,855 (18.9%)1,483 (9.8%)925 (6.1%)847 (5.6%)
Congregations4 (12.5%)4 (12.5%)3 (9.4%)1 (3.1%)1 (3.1%)
NameReformed Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceHutterian BrethrenOther
Adherents468 (3.1%)327 (2.2%)314 (2.1%)300 (2.0%)1,215 (8.0%)
Congregations1 (3.1%)2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)3 (9.4%)12 (37.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Davison County - Mitchell, Mount Vernon, Ethan, Loomis

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Davison County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Davison County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Davison County:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Davison County:

15.9%
State:

14.9%


Agriculture in Davison County:

Average size of farms: 579 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,860
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $104.41
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.28%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,787
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $94,460
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.85%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.77%
Corn for grain: 54529 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10628 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 58950 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Davison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 4.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 36 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/21/1962, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Davison County-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 90% 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 75.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the county 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 21.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from Davison County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Davison County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Davison County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,408 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 988 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 21 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 418 (4%)
  • Other means: 34 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 591 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Davison County, South Dakota in 2000:

People in group quarters in Davison County, South Dakota in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,042.

8.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.88% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($18,830 average AGI)
2.69% relocated from other states ($11,425 average AGI)
Davison County:

2.69%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.77% ($24,825 average AGI)
from Beadle County, SD  0.50% ($29,270)
from Charles Mix County, SD  0.39% ($16,379)
from Hanson County, SD  0.36% ($26,667)
from Aurora County, SD  0.34% ($24,320)
from Hutchinson County, SD  0.32% ($22,958)
from Brule County, SD  0.24% ($36,444)


8.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.58% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($16,435 average AGI)
2.91% relocated to other states ($10,956 average AGI)
Davison County:

2.91%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.70% ($26,960 average AGI)
to Beadle County, SD  0.27% ($25,300)
to Aurora County, SD  0.26% ($21,053)
to Pennington County, SD  0.24% ($32,333)
to Hutchinson County, SD  0.22% ($23,063)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.20% ($31,800)
to Hanson County, SD  0.19% ($22,286)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Births per 1000 population in Davison County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Davison County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Davison County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,553 (3,082 aged, 471 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19406.6
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1120.520
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46462.2

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1762.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1310.110

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 117.160

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 26.63

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,735

Size of family households: 2,446 2-persons, 975 3-persons, 844 4-persons, 439 5-persons, 131 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,846 1-person, 461 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

96.9% of residents of Davison County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,172,000 ($5901 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,444,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,529,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,497,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,905,000
Federal grants: $21,218,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,119,000 ($239,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,904,000 ($5,724,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $520,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,965,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,067,000

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

Births: 1,306
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 996
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +68
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -311
Here -17 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Davison County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.05 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Davison County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 96
  • 4 rooms: 389
  • 5 rooms: 979
  • 6 rooms: 1,020
  • 7 rooms: 624
  • 8 rooms: 663
  • 9+ rooms: 886
  • 1 room: 114
  • 2 rooms: 349
  • 3 rooms: 601
  • 4 rooms: 888
  • 5 rooms: 454
  • 6 rooms: 216
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 83
  • 9+ rooms: 54
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Davison County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 982
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,158
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,060
  • 5+ bedrooms: 352
  • no bedroom: 139
  • 1 bedroom: 969
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,143
  • 3 bedrooms: 484
  • 4 bedrooms: 128
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
Cars and other vehicles available in Davison County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 131
  • 1 vehicle: 856
  • 2 vehicles: 2,002
  • 3 vehicles: 1,225
  • 4 vehicles: 315
  • 5+ vehicles: 155
  • no vehicle: 518
  • 1 vehicle: 1,519
  • 2 vehicles: 686
  • 3 vehicles: 130
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

53% of Davison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in South Dakota.

Davison County:

52.9%
State average:

56.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Davison County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.4%)
  • Electricity (7.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 279
Here:

13.7%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 54
Here:

4.5%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 555
Here:

46.7%
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

Davison County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Davison County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Davison County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Davison 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 Davison County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14978.8 years
Mary14682.2 years
William12578.6 years
George8578.5 years
Anna8385.1 years
Robert8371.9 years
Helen7183.1 years
Margaret6883.3 years
James6573.7 years
Charles6377.5 years
Most common last names in Davison County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9578.3 years
Smith5978.8 years
Miller5078.7 years
Anderson4281.2 years
Jones3682.2 years
Peterson3377.5 years
Hohn3075.5 years
Nelson2783.3 years
Carlson2681.2 years
Thompson2575.9 years
Businesses in Davison County, SD
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Menards1
Arby's1Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ramada1
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
GameStop1Slumberland1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy2UPS4
Lane Furniture1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets5Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's2

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