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Kingsbury County, South Dakota (SD)


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County population in 2012: 5,220 (all rural); it was 5,815 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 775
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 923
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,830
Renter-occupied apartments: 524 (it was 576 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 838 sq. mi.
Water area: 25.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kingsbury County: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Manufacturing (18.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kingsbury County, South Dakota:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Males: 2,610  (55.4%)
Females: 2,538  (44.6%)

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Average household size:
Kingsbury County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,910 ($31,262 in 1999)
This county:

$39910
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $310 (lower quartile is $217, upper quartile is $418)
This county:

$310
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,239 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Kingsbury County:

$75,239
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,275 - $117,555

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $125,567
Here:

$125,567
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $81,144
Here:

$81,144
State:

$180,371

In 2-unit structures: $14,549
Here:

$14,549
State:

$197,622

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $526,614
Here:

$526,614
State:

$186,870

Mobile homes: $78,293
Here:

$78,293
State:

$34,151
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,008
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $278

Institutionalized population: 88

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Kingsbury 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: $908 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $860 (1.3%)


Kingsbury County household income distribution in 2009 Kingsbury County home values distribution


Kingsbury County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.0%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

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

10.0%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kingsbury 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: De Smet, Arlington, Lake Preston, Iroquois, Oldham, Badger, Erwin, Hetland, Bancroft.

Kingsbury 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:

Churches in Kingsbury County include: North Preston Church (A), Lake Whitewood Church (B), Spirit Lake Church (C), Spring Lake Church (D), Clara Church (E), Trinity Church (F), Saint Peters Church (G), West Bethany Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: United Cemetery (1), Bethania Cemetery (2), United Cemetery (3), Erwin Cemetery (4), Nielsen Cemetery (5), De Smet Cemetery (6), South Trinity Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spring Lake (A), Plum Lake (B), Spirit Lake (C), Lake Albert (D), Twin Lakes (E), Lake Whitewood (F), Lake Badger (G), Mud Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kingsbury County: Arnold State Public Shooting Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beadle County , Brookings County , Clark County , Hamlin County , Lake County , Miner County , Sanborn County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 97
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 34 (53% naturalized citizens)

Kingsbury County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.8%

Kingsbury County marital status for males
Kingsbury County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kingsbury County with a mortgage: 477 (25 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 687

Here:

41.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 99.74%
Here99.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,800
Total congregations: 31

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristHutterian Brethren
Adherents2,952 (50.9%)1,148 (19.8%)535 (9.2%)314 (5.4%)200 (3.4%)
Congregations8 (25.8%)4 (12.9%)5 (16.1%)3 (9.7%)2 (6.5%)
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsChristian and Missionary AllianceNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsOther
Adherents169 (2.9%)135 (2.3%)120 (2.1%)67 (1.2%)160 (2.8%)
Congregations1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)1 (3.2%)5 (16.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Kingsbury County - De Smet, Arlington, Lake Preston, Iroquois, Oldham

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kingsbury County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Kingsbury County:

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.0%
South Dakota:

27.7%



Agriculture in Kingsbury County:

Average size of farms: 866 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $143,913
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $120.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,824
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.23%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $108,708
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.99%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.17
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.85%
Corn for grain: 90029 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 22105 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 139993 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kingsbury County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/24/2003, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingsbury County-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 96.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.0 miles away from Kingsbury County center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.2 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 Kingsbury County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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




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





Kingsbury County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,827 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 337 (13%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 188 (7%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 305 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


169 people in nursing homes
10 people in other group homes
115 people in other noninstitutional facilities
88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,024.

5.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.28% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($20,205 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($12,533 average AGI)
Kingsbury County:

1.46%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.27% ($30,296 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.08% ($24,783)


6.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,746 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.04% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($24,211 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($6,535 average AGI)
Kingsbury County:

1.59%
South Dakota average:

3.78%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Brookings County, SD  1.54% ($32,545 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.65% ($36,571)
to Beadle County, SD  0.51% ($23,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Kingsbury County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Kingsbury County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kingsbury County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,504 (1,393 aged, 111 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 18.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4218.410
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 255.660
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 11449.96

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1265.370
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1843.820
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18.08

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.01
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 18.08

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.08

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,945

Size of family households: 807 2-persons, 248 3-persons, 202 4-persons, 116 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 716 1-person, 81 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.3% of residents of Kingsbury County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $47,760,000 ($8722 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,373,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,855,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,302,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,861,000
Federal grants: $4,126,000
Federal procurement contracts: $608,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,008,000 ($651,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,886,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,438,000
Federal Government insurance: $50,100,000

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

Births: 278
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 509
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -42
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kingsbury County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.50 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Kingsbury County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 137
  • 5 rooms: 344
  • 6 rooms: 346
  • 7 rooms: 346
  • 8 rooms: 277
  • 9+ rooms: 322
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 127
  • 4 rooms: 112
  • 5 rooms: 105
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 32
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kingsbury County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 54
  • 2 bedrooms: 371
  • 3 bedrooms: 782
  • 4 bedrooms: 439
  • 5+ bedrooms: 179
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 182
  • 2 bedrooms: 186
  • 3 bedrooms: 100
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Kingsbury County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 47
  • 1 vehicle: 354
  • 2 vehicles: 749
  • 3 vehicles: 430
  • 4 vehicles: 174
  • 5+ vehicles: 76
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 258
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 63
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

66% of Kingsbury County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in South Dakota.

Kingsbury County:

66.1%
State average:

56.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kingsbury County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.7%)
  • Electricity (12.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.2%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (40.8%)
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 37
Here:

5.4%
South Dakota:

8.0%

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

1.5%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

8.0%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Kingsbury County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Kingsbury County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Kingsbury County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kingsbury County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Kingsbury County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8380.6 years
Anna4285.6 years
Mary4081.4 years
George3980.6 years
Henry3582.6 years
Charles3277.8 years
Carl3079.1 years
William3078.1 years
Alice2984.0 years
Robert2975.8 years
Most common last names in Kingsbury County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7081.3 years
Nelson5978.9 years
Jensen5480.1 years
Larson5082.5 years
Anderson4582.0 years
Olson3976.5 years
Peterson2678.5 years
Dahl2583.7 years
Christensen2585.4 years
Smith2577.7 years

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