County population in 2012: 5,538 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 5,972 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 349 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 678 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,030 Renter-occupied apartments: 703 (it was 833 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 2303 sq. mi. Water area: 143.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dewey County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.4%), Public administration (21.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $170 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $313 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 29.5%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 58.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 30 years old
(Males: 29 years old, Females: 30 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 51 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13 years old, Other race residents: 45 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dewey 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Dewey County: Holloway Ranch (A), High Elk Ranch (B), Gunville Ranch (C), Agneau Ranch (D), Clark Ranch (E), Dan Gray Ranch (F), Delaine Gray Ranch (G), Dog Eagle Ranch (H), Ducheneau Ranch (I), Fast Horse Ranch (J), Fisher Ranch (K), Gesinger Ranch (L), Gordon LeCompte Ranch (M), Hagel Ranch (N), Henry Ducheneaux Ranch (O), Hiett Ranch (P), H Triangle Ranch (Q), Keckler Ranch (R), Marshell Ranch (S), Means Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Dewey County include: Saint Johns Church (A), On-a-Tree Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D), Corpus Cristi Church (E), Agency Church (F), Saint Stephens Church (G), Emmanuel Church (H), Saint John the Evangelist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Saint James Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Walking Horse Cemetery (3), Emmanuel Cemetery (4), Hillview Cemetery (5), Holy Cross Cemetery (6), Saint Johns Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Lantry Lake (A), Livermant Lake (B), Horseshoe Lake (C), Lake Wilson (D), Timber Lake (E), Brueschke Dam (F), Whitehorse Lake (G), Jewitt Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Rivers and creeks: Paradis Creek (A), Du Charme Creek (B), Dog Butte Creek (C), Stove Creek (D), Virgin Creek (E), West Branch Willow Creek (F), Chicken Creek (G), Buck Creek (H), Buffalo Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Dewey County include: Firesteel State Public Shooting Area (1), Isabel Lake State Public Shooting Area (2), Forest City Recreation Area (3), Little Moreau State Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 3821 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,811 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $23.86 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: 95.62% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,184 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.88% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,857 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.87% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.85 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.62% Corn for grain: 1592 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 6528 harvested acres
Dewey County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 3.3 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/19/1955, a tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
Most recent natural disasters:
South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2010 to June 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1929): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1929, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1887): March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2009 to July 6, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1844): June 16, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1844, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: November 5, 2008 to November 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1811): December 12, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1811, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 2, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1774): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 6, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3234): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 3, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1173): April 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1156): January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
South Dakota Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 13, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1045): March 14, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1045, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
South Dakota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared (EM-3015): June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3015, Natural disaster type: Drought
The number of natural disasters in Dewey County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 24.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.6
Births per 1000 population in Dewey County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Dewey County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 16.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dewey County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 662 (567 aged, 95 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 16.35 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4055.600 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 179.890 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 165985.28
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2840.450 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1330.950 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16.23
EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 4,714 (625 male householders, 614 female householders)
650 spouses, 1,785 children (1,666 natural, 48 adopted, 71 stepchildren), 492 grandchildren, 68 brothers or sisters, 47 parents, 161 other relatives, 248 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 568 (255 male householders (221 living alone)), 236 female householders (205 living alone)), 77 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 19 (13 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 346 2-persons, 291 3-persons, 238 4-persons, 178 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 90 7-or-more-persons.
83.8% of residents of Dewey County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
14.8% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $82,000,000 ($13410 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $580,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,781,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,553,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,138,000 Federal grants: $35,267,000 Federal procurement contracts: $3,243,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $16,017,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $375,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $508,000 Federal Government insurance: $6,610,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
125 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +5
+1 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -291
-47 per 1000 residents
-1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dewey County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.04 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 20
2000 to 2004: 48
1990 to 1999: 396
1980 to 1989: 305
1970 to 1979: 588
1960 to 1969: 353
1950 to 1959: 134
1940 to 1949: 70
1939 or earlier: 312
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
55% of Dewey County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in South Dakota.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4971
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,400
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dewey County