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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. 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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Haakon County, South Dakota:


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 2009: $38,164 ($29,894 in 1999)
This county:

$38164
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $297 (lower quartile is $250, upper quartile is $390)
This county:

$297
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,206 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Haakon County:

$84,206
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,949 - $155,099

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $168,321
Here:

$168,321
State:

$158,814

In 2-unit structures: $38,833
Here:

$38,833
State:

$197,622

Mobile homes: $159,067
Here:

$159,067
State:

$34,151
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,168
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 36

Haakon County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


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 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:
This county:

13.9%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

5.8%

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 .

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


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:

35.8% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.61%
Here87.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,924
Total congregations: 12

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1,024 (53.2%)422 (21.9%)208 (10.8%)140 (7.3%)130 (6.8%)
Congregations3 (25.0%)3 (25.0%)2 (16.7%)1 (8.3%)3 (25.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Haakon County - Philip, Midland

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

27.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Haakon County:

21.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
South Dakota:

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 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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (35%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (26%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $43,381.

6.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.42% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($17,235 average AGI)
2.21% relocated from other states ($10,686 average AGI)
Haakon County:

2.21%
South Dakota average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pennington County, SD  2.08% ($21,188 average AGI)


8.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


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)
Haakon County:

3.30%
South Dakota average:

3.78%

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:

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Haakon County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Haakon County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Haakon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Haakon County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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


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