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:
Land area: 1813 sq. mi. Water area: 14.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 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 (28.5%), Educational,health and social services (15.4%), Retail trade (11.1%), Construction (10.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $878 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $780 (1.0%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.0%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 13 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 23 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 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.
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
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
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
Haakon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 1.3 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.
Haakon County-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from the county center On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the county center On 2/20/1993 at 13:08:10, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the county center On 7/12/1998 at 16:28:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from Haakon County center On 2/7/2007 at 10:35:58, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the county center On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
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 and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2004 to June 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1531): July 20, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1531, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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 Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1995 to June 20, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1052): May 26, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1052, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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 Haakon County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 2
8.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,275 average adjusted gross income)
South Dakota average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.46% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($24,101 average AGI)
3.30% relocated to other states ($13,174 average AGI)
South Dakota average:
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 in Haakon County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0
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:
In family households: 1,560 (458 male householders, 82 female householders)
481 spouses, 490 children (457 natural, 18 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 6 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 341 (161 male householders (140 living alone)), 149 female householders (142 living alone)), 31 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 36 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 308 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 75 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.
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:
47 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -231
-121 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 8
2000 to 2004: 8
1990 to 1999: 62
1980 to 1989: 140
1970 to 1979: 202
1960 to 1969: 73
1950 to 1959: 156
1940 to 1949: 41
1939 or earlier: 211
Rooms in houses/apartments in Haakon County, South Dakota
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 1772
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