Grant County, South Dakota (SD)

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County population in 2012: 7,259 (45% urban, 55% rural); it was 7,847 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,355
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,060
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,412
Renter-occupied apartments: 674 (it was 704 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 683 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Grant County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (63.3%), Educational, health and social services (15.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 25%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 69%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grant County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 3,740  (52.7%)
Females: 3,616  (47.3%)
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Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,354 ($33,088 in 1999)

This county:

$48354
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $334, upper quartile is $524)
This county:

$420
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,054 (it was $60,500 in 2000)
Grant:

$105,054
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,776 - $176,992
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,040
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $365

Institutionalized population: 18
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $161,300

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,270 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,150 (1.1%)

Grant County household income distribution in 2009 Grant County home values distribution Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.4%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.3% for Black residents, 7.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.7% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.5%
Grant County:

11.5%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Black residents, 6.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.7% for American Indian residents, 54.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.

Cities in this county include: Milbank, Big Stone City, Revillo, Stockholm, La Bolt, Strandburg, Marvin, Twin Brooks, Albee.

Grant 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 Grant County: Victory Farms (A), Vernon Township Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grant County include: Lebanon Lutheran Church (A), Tabor Lutheran Church (B), Brown Earth Church (C), Blue Cloud Abbey (D), Bethlehem Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Vernon Cemetery (1), Antelope Valley Cemetery (2), Troy Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Tabor Cemetery (6), Summit Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: LaBolt Lake (A), Summit Lake (B), Twin Lakes (C), Lake Albert (D), Pyror Slough (E), Myers Lake (F), Mud Lake (G), Crooked Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Caine Creek (A), North Fork Whetstone River (B), Mud Creek (C), Indian River (D), South Fork Whetstone River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grant County include: Troy Lake State Public Shooting Area (1), Mud Lake State Public Shooting Area (2), Mazeppa State Public Shooting Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Big Stone County, Minnesota , Codington County , Day County , Deuel County , Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota , Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota , Roberts County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 119
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 84 (65% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

1.1%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 10
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 44

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.3%

Grant County marital status for males Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 868 (58 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 758

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grant County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,8243
Mainline Protestant2,57211
Evangelical Protestant2,39110
None--
Grant County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Grant County:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

15.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

9.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.2%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 639 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $149,956
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $174.27
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: 52.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,667
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,022
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 17.45%
Corn for grain: 56516 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 28374 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 94163 harvested acres
Vegetables: 54 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Grant County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 4866352.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from Grant County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 148.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 683.9 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.2 miles away from Grant 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 199.5 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 Grant County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Italy (33%)
  • Canada (29%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)

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

  • German (52%)
  • Norwegian (16%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,800 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 430 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 139 (4%)
  • Other means: 15 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 354 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 122 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other types of correctional institutions

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

  • 77 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,262.

4.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.07% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($16,636 average AGI)
2.53% relocated from other states ($19,707 average AGI)
Grant County:

2.53%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Big Stone County, MN  0.49% ($41,200 average AGI)
from Roberts County, SD  0.49% ($17,600)
from Codington County, SD  0.43% ($25,692)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,847 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($16,416 average AGI)
3.12% relocated to other states ($18,431 average AGI)
Grant County:

3.12%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Codington County, SD  1.16% ($28,917 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.64% ($28,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,629 (1,465 aged, 164 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.16
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8949.720
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 329.030
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17688.87

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 771.940
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1489.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 40.63

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 108.340

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 27.09

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,252

Size of family households: 1,100 2-persons, 395 3-persons, 319 4-persons, 169 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 914 1-person, 78 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,765 married couples with children.
261 single-parent households (96 men, 165 women).

97.0% of residents of Grant County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $58,655,000 ($7720 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,076,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,350,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,701,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,505,000
Federal grants: $7,950,000
Federal procurement contracts: $608,000 ($24,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,541,000 ($6,376,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $414,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,427,000
Federal Government insurance: $36,136,000

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

Births: 409
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 497
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -384
Here -52 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.56 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 248
  • 1990 to 1999: 262
  • 1980 to 1989: 241
  • 1970 to 1979: 750
  • 1960 to 1969: 306
  • 1950 to 1959: 412
  • 1940 to 1949: 247
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,025
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 198
  • 5 rooms: 484
  • 6 rooms: 466
  • 7 rooms: 395
  • 8 rooms: 334
  • 9+ rooms: 458
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 176
  • 5 rooms: 130
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 477
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,072
  • 4 bedrooms: 575
  • 5+ bedrooms: 198
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 196
  • 2 bedrooms: 280
  • 3 bedrooms: 121
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 57
  • 1 vehicle: 556
  • 2 vehicles: 1,048
  • 3 vehicles: 509
  • 4 vehicles: 161
  • 5+ vehicles: 81
  • no vehicle: 135
  • 1 vehicle: 347
  • 2 vehicles: 134
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

67% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in South Dakota.

Grant County:

67.3%
State average:

56.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.6%)
  • Electricity (26.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.2%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Electricity (45.3%)
  • Utility gas (27.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.5%)
  • Wood (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 71
Here:

7.5%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

0.7%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

33.0%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,038,000
    Financial Administration: $371,000
    General - Other: $320,000
    Police Protection: $217,000
    Central Staff Services: $202,000
    Libraries: $190,000
    Health - Other: $179,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $169,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $169,000
    General Public Buildings: $127,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $27,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,098,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $926,000
    General - Other: $238,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,285,000

Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $215,000
    Regular Highways: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,045,000
    Sale of Property: $275,000
    Rents: $17,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $664,000
    All Other: $317,000
    General Local Government Support: $26,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,649,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $172,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $79,000
    Other License: $13,000

Grant County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,585,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $15,185,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,911,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,848,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $63,000

Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,773,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,388,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Grant County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10979.3 years
William8979.1 years
Mary7682.7 years
James5873.2 years
Anna5685.5 years
Walter5177.6 years
Helen4983.8 years
Henry4981.9 years
George4778.8 years
Charles4678.9 years
Most common last names in Grant County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6281.9 years
Anderson5384.2 years
Angerhofer4478.9 years
Smith3575.5 years
Boerger3477.4 years
Trapp3381.9 years
Peterson3378.7 years
Dockter3179.0 years
Schmidt3183.9 years
Storm3081.7 years
Businesses in Grant County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx2RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
Jones New York1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2

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