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Douglas County, South Dakota (SD)


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County population in 2012: 2,970 (all rural); it was 3,458 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 351
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 616
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,070
Renter-occupied apartments: 243 (it was 251 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 434 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Douglas County: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (23.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Douglas County, South Dakota:


Median resident age:  48.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Males: 1,505  (56.2%)
Females: 1,497  (43.8%)

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Douglas County,SD real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Douglas County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,356 ($28,478 in 1999)
This county:

$36356
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $240 (lower quartile is $187, upper quartile is $320)
This county:

$240
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $61,132 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Douglas County:

$61,132
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,731 - $113,177

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $108,896
Here:

$108,896
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $433,540
Here:

$433,540
State:

$180,371

In 2-unit structures: $20,397
Here:

$20,397
State:

$197,622

Mobile homes: $131,813
Here:

$131,813
State:

$34,151
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,065
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

Institutionalized population: 95

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


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,110 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $920 (1.7%)


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


Douglas County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.1%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 15 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 14 years old)

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

14.6%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Douglas County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Armour, Corsica, Delmont, New Holland, Harrison.

Douglas 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 Douglas County: Delmont Country Club (A), Valley (B), Armour Rural Fire Protection District (C), Joubert Townhall (D), Walnut Grove Townhall (E), Grandview Townhall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Douglas County include: Saint John Church (A), Ebenezer Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Saint Peters Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Friedhof Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2), Grandview Cemetery (3), Neusatz Cemetery (4), Delmont Cemetery (5), Hope Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Joubert Lake (A), New Holland Lake (B), Corsica Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Douglas County: Corsica City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Aurora County , Charles Mix County , Davison County , Hutchinson County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 41
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (100% naturalized citizens)

Douglas County:

0.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.2%

Douglas County marital status for males
Douglas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Douglas County with a mortgage: 189 (9 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 418

Here:

31.1% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 112.06%
Here112.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,875
Total congregations: 18

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaLutheran ChurchReformed Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents944 (24.4%)728 (18.8%)630 (16.3%)468 (12.1%)1,105 (28.5%)
Congregations3 (16.7%)3 (16.7%)3 (16.7%)1 (5.6%)8 (44.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Douglas County - Armour, Corsica, Delmont, New Holland, Harrison

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



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

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Douglas County:

26.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.0%
South Dakota:

27.7%



Agriculture in Douglas County:

Average size of farms: 601 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $157,793
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $88.97
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: 77.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $137,737
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,446
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.90%
Corn for grain: 50164 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7612 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 55094 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Douglas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/14/1962, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Douglas 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 78.2 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 50.1 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 29.4 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from Douglas County center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 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 63.4 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 Douglas County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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 (39%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (30%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Douglas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 964 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 135 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 168 (11%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 310 (19%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


107 people in nursing homes

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,548.

3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in South Dakota.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.69% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($24,966 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($5,239 average AGI)
Douglas County:

1.78%
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  1.44% ($25,118 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  1.27% ($52,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Douglas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Douglas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 802 (757 aged, 45 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 30.29
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8270.220
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 333.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15722.51

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1027.500
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1511.030
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30.22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.22

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,824

Size of family households: 471 2-persons, 128 3-persons, 111 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 352 1-person, 37 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 1 6-persons.

93.1% of residents of Douglas County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
6.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (32% speak English very well, 61% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $25,536,000 ($7736 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $310,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,088,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,807,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,303,000
Federal grants: $4,738,000
Federal procurement contracts: $319,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,280,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,524,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,913,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,121,000

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

Births: 186
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 221
Here:

67 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: -106
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Douglas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 110
  • 5 rooms: 206
  • 6 rooms: 226
  • 7 rooms: 203
  • 8 rooms: 133
  • 9+ rooms: 146
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 41
  • 2 bedrooms: 242
  • 3 bedrooms: 412
  • 4 bedrooms: 306
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 44
  • 2 bedrooms: 102
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 209
  • 2 vehicles: 452
  • 3 vehicles: 248
  • 4 vehicles: 75
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 125
  • 2 vehicles: 63
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

73% of Douglas County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in South Dakota.

Douglas County:

73.2%
State average:

56.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Douglas County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.3%)
  • Electricity (17.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.9%)
  • Electricity (33.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Wood (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 113
Here:

24.7%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

12.8%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

18.9%
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

Douglas County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Douglas County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Douglas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Douglas County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Douglas County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6180.9 years
William3680.1 years
Henry3082.6 years
Albert2277.1 years
Anna2084.9 years
Mary1888.0 years
Gertrude1581.9 years
Herman1577.9 years
Nellie1480.8 years
Clara1489.0 years
Most common last names in Douglas County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vandenhoek1878.4 years
Devries1676.8 years
Menning1583.1 years
Goehring1478.0 years
Hawley1278.8 years
Beukelman1280.7 years
Plooster1282.1 years
Fink1277.1 years
Meyer1081.7 years
Blume1077.9 years

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