County population in 2012: 1,316 (all rural); it was 1,353 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 146 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 250 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 387 Renter-occupied apartments: 143 (it was 138 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 2670 sq. mi. Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 0 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harding County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (45.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $938 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $556 (0.9%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.9%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 46.3% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 17 years old, Asian residents: 62 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 27 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 Harding 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 Harding County: J Dunn Ranch (A), Hines Spring (B), Oleson Ranch (C), Rex Davis Ranch (D), Short Pines Gas Field (E), Mackey Ranch (F), Meat Hook Ranch (G), G Wammen Ranch (H), M Hamilton Ranch (I), R Elling Ranch (J), Carver Ranch (K), Loyd Moncur Ranch (L), H Millett Ranch (M), H Hotchkiss Ranch (N), M Feist Ranch (O), H Feist Ranch (P), M Clarkson Ranch (Q), J Clarkson Ranch (R), N Ketchum Ranch (S), Horton Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Harding County include: Our Lady of the Prairie Church (A), Saint Isadore Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Immanuel Church (D), Golden Valley Church (E), Slim Buttes Church (F), Cox Church (G), Cave Hills Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Alma Cemetery (1), South Grand River Cemetery (2), Buffalo Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Short Pine Cemetery (5), Grand River Cemetery (6), Gustave Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Moonshine Lake (A), Cliff Pond (B), High and Dry Reservoir (C), Matson Reservoir (D), Gilbert Number Two Reservoir (E), Park Pond Reservoir (F), Rabbit Creek Reservoir (G), Cobblestone Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Meathook Creek (A), Duck Creek (B), Dry House Creek (C), Dog Creek (D), Dipping Vat Creek (E), Crooked Creek (F), Cowboy Creek (G), Coal Creek (H), Castle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 7507 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $137,508 Average total farm production expenses per farm: $115,461 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.21% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $133,182 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.27% Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.72 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01% All wheat for grain: 5899 harvested acres
Harding County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 3.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Harding County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/3/1999 at 13:28:52, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1887): March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2009 to July 6, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1844): June 16, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1844, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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 Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: May 1, 2008 to May 2, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1759): May 22, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1759, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 18, 2006 to April 20, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1647): June 5, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1647, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
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/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 Winter Storms, Incident Period: November 13, 1996 to November 26, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1161): February 28, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
South Dakota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 13, 1992 to June 23, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-948): July 2, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-948, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Harding County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (2%)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (2%)
Farmers and farm managers (23%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Other Northern Europe (43%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Harding County (%):
United States or American (13%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 300 (44%)
Carpooled: 85 (13%)
Walked: 77 (11%)
Other means: 3 (0%)
Worked at home: 213 (31%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
42 people in halfway houses
24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
5 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,692.
7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,361 average adjusted gross income)
South Dakota average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.76% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($8,222 average AGI)
4.34% relocated from other states ($15,139 average AGI)
South Dakota average:
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,033 average adjusted gross income)
South Dakota average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.40% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($14,500 average AGI)
3.59% relocated to other states ($20,533 average AGI)
South Dakota average:
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Births per 1000 population in Harding County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Harding County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 203 (184 aged, 19 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 738.920 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 574.710
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 1,016 (286 male householders, 62 female householders)
299 spouses, 328 children (312 natural, 4 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 4 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 210 (117 male householders (103 living alone)), 74 female householders (70 living alone)), 19 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 29 (24 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 184 2-persons, 67 3-persons, 53 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 173 1-person, 17 2-persons, 1 3-persons.
98.2% of residents of Harding County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $17,167,000 ($13800 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $67,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,500,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,334,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,821,000 Federal grants: $6,692,000 Federal procurement contracts: $657,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,164,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $206,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $65,000 Federal Government insurance: $5,157,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
53 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
43 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +9
+7 per 1000 residents
+5 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -151
-124 per 1000 residents
-1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Harding County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.06 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: 0
2000 to 2004: 17
1990 to 1999: 60
1980 to 1989: 71
1970 to 1979: 128
1960 to 1969: 49
1950 to 1959: 122
1940 to 1949: 62
1939 or earlier: 205
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harding County, South Dakota
70% of Harding County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in South Dakota.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 726
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 13%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 17%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harding County