Haakon County, South Dakota (SD)

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County population in 2012: 1,939 (all rural); it was 2,196 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 224
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 428
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 669
Renter-occupied apartments: 198 (it was 201 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 1813 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Haakon County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (66.9%), Construction (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 24%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 70%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Haakon County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 980  (55.7%)
Females: 957  (44.3%)
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Average household size:
Haakon County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,675 ($29,894 in 1999)

This county:

$46675
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $418 (lower quartile is $373, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$418
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,772 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Haakon:

$77,772
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,233 - $108,725
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $910
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $352

Institutionalized population: 36
Haakon County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,179 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $753 (1.2%)

Haakon County household income distribution in 2009 Haakon County home values distribution Haakon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.5% for American Indian residents, 2.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.9%
Haakon County:

14.9%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 1.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Haakon 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: Philip, Midland.

Haakon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Haakon County: K Briggs Ranch (A), Jordan Ranch (B), Joe Price Ranch (C), Alleman Station (D), Hanson Ranch (E), Alcock Ranch (F), Alleman Ranch (G), Anderson Ranch (H), Armstrong Ranch (I), Bentley Ranch (J), Berke Ranch (K), Blucher Ranch (L), Bowen Ranch (M), Brooks Ranch (N), Brothers Ranch (O), Bruce Ranch (P), Buls Ranch (Q), Carley Ranch (R), White Thunder Ranch (S), Clements Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Haakon County include: Deep Creek Church (A), Trinity Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Hardingrove Church (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Dowling Community Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Topbar Cemetery (1), Wellsburg Union Cemetery (2), Dowling Cemetery (3), Midland Cemetery (4), Hilland Cemetery (5), Robbs Flat Cemetery (6), Mattison Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sunshine Lake (A), Ottumwa Lake (B), Waggoner Lake (C), Kroetch Lake (D), Ferguson Dam (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Plum Creek (A), Dirty Womans Creek (B), Rudy Creek (C), South Fork Bad River (D), Sarah Laribee Creek (E), Wilburn Creek (F), Witcher Holes Creek (G), Brave Bull Creek (H), Deadmans Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dewey County , Jackson County , Jones County , Meade County , Pennington County , Stanley County , Ziebach County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 32
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 21 (33% naturalized citizens)

Haakon County:

1.0%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 3
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 4

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.6%

Haakon County marital status for males Haakon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Haakon County with a mortgage: 130 (10 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 233

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Haakon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6683
Mainline Protestant5262
Evangelical Protestant4317
None312-
Haakon 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: 1
Haakon County:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Haakon County:

27.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

21.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Haakon County:

8.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Haakon County:

27.0%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Haakon County:

Average size of farms: 4558 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $145,042
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $58.71
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: 84.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $113,265
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $128,157
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.21%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
Corn for grain: 1128 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 49998 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Haakon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 8225584.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/15/1993, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Haakon County-area historical earthquake activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 454.5 miles away from Haakon County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 222.8 miles away from Haakon County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 611.6 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Haakon County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (%):

  • Canada (38%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (24%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Hong Kong (10%)
  • Korea (10%)

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

  • German (32%)
  • Norwegian (20%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Haakon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 729 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 119 (10%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 111 (10%)
  • Other means: 13 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 160 (14%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

49 people in nursing homes
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,294.

3.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.13%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


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



4.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


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

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Haakon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Haakon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Haakon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 445 (420 aged, 25 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 50.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9259.260
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2402.400
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 32082.08

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 836.820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1046.030
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 104.6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,901

Size of family households: 308 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 75 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 282 1-person, 26 2-persons, 1 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

462 married couples with children.
76 single-parent households (20 men, 56 women).

96.8% of residents of Haakon County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 71% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $26,429,000 ($13228 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $194,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,775,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,581,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,249,000
Federal grants: $5,812,000
Federal procurement contracts: $231,000 ($15,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $780,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $395,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,063,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,693,000

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

Births: 90
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 137
Here:

72 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: -231
Here -121 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Haakon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.75 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 90
  • 1990 to 1999: 71
  • 1980 to 1989: 90
  • 1970 to 1979: 235
  • 1960 to 1969: 82
  • 1950 to 1959: 130
  • 1940 to 1949: 76
  • 1939 or earlier: 235
Rooms in houses/apartments in Haakon County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 131
  • 6 rooms: 141
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9+ rooms: 105
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Haakon County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 171
  • 3 bedrooms: 291
  • 4 bedrooms: 113
  • 5+ bedrooms: 78
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 41
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 65
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Haakon County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 157
  • 2 vehicles: 220
  • 3 vehicles: 179
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5+ vehicles: 33
  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 70
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

67% of Haakon 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, 69% lived in South Dakota.

Haakon County:

67.0%
State average:

56.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Haakon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65.6%)
  • Electricity (15.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.2%)
  • Wood (5.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60.7%)
  • Electricity (21.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.4%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

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

3.0%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

12.5%
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)

Haakon County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $894,000
    Financial Administration: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $85,000
    Police Protection: $79,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    General - Other: $55,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Libraries: $15,000
    Health Services - Other: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $8,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $758,000

Haakon County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $237,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $706,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $319,000
    NEC: $6,000

Haakon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,236,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Haakon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Haakon County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Haakon County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1781.1 years
Anna1585.7 years
Charles1271.3 years
Mary1281.8 years
Dorothy1179.9 years
Robert975.0 years
Fred982.1 years
Paul872.9 years
George885.0 years
Edward877.5 years
Most common last names in Haakon County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1879.0 years
Hanson1282.3 years
Neville983.6 years
Peterson880.1 years
Johnson876.1 years
Anderson677.8 years
Smith674.0 years
Kroetch659.5 years
Millage585.8 years
Schofield572.2 years

Businesses in Haakon County, SD