Lyman County, South Dakota (SD)

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County population in 2012: 3,789 (all rural); it was 3,895 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 352
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 603
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 963
Renter-occupied apartments: 437 (it was 437 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 1640 sq. mi.

Water area: 67.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lyman County: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (78.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lyman County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (58.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (37.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,966  (53.0%)
Females: 1,789  (47.0%)
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Average household size:
Lyman County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,069 ($28,509 in 1999)

This county:

$47069
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $215 (lower quartile is $101, upper quartile is $382)
This county:

$215
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,563 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Lyman:

$77,563
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,945 - $120,434
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $994
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Institutionalized population: 37

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,000

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,286 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $630 (1.0%)

Lyman County household income distribution in 2009 Lyman County home values distribution Lyman County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.5% for American Indian residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
Lyman County:

17.1%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.6% for American Indian residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 16 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lyman County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lower Brule, Presho, Oacoma, Kennebec, Reliance, Vivian.

Lyman 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:

Notable locations in Lyman County: Ellis Ranch (A), Close Ranch (B), Christensen Ranch (C), Sharp Ranch (D), Schooler Ranch (E), Reese Ranch (F), Lindly Ranch (G), Lower Brule Ambulance Service (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lyman County include: Saint Albans Church (A), Messiah Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Vivian Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2), Earling Cemetery (3), Medicine Creek Cemetery (4), Hillsdale Cemetery (5), Holy Angels Cemetery (6), Holy Faith Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Kennebec Lake (A), Billman Lake (B), Jackson Lake (C), Heap Lake (D), Summit Reservoir (E), Byre Lake (F), Nail Creek Lake (G), Nels Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dipping Tank Creek (A), De Smet Creek (B), Stony Butte Creek (C), Clates Creek (D), Bull Creek (E), Black Dog Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Counselor Creek (H), Big Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lyman County include: Good Soldier Creek Recreation Area (1), Reliance State Game Refuge (2), Kiowa State Public Hunting Area (3), Trailwaters Recreation Area (4), Medicine Creek Roadside Park (5), Tailwaters Recreation Area (6), Lower Brule Park (7), Counselor Creek Recreation Area (8), Narrows Recreation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brule County , Buffalo County , Charles Mix County , Gregory County , Hughes County , Hyde County , Jones County , Mellette County , Stanley County , Tripp County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 101
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 22 (64% naturalized citizens)

Lyman County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 8

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.9%

Lyman County marital status for males Lyman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lyman County with a mortgage: 196 (7 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 352

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lyman County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5434
Mainline Protestant9497
Evangelical Protestant2335
Other11-
None19-
Lyman 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: 4
Lyman County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lyman County:

23.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lyman County:

10.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Lyman County:

33.1%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Lyman County:

Average size of farms: 2108 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,431
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $66.80
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $103,162
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $122,712
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.15
Corn for grain: 11040 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 72269 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3982 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Lyman County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 7350506.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/9/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Lyman County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 54% 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 539.3 miles away from Lyman County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 30.6 miles away from the county center
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 308.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.4 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 67.0 miles away from Lyman County center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 304.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lyman County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
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 (%):

  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (18%)
  • Canada (18%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Other Northern Europe (9%)
  • Iran (9%)
  • Nigeria (9%)

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

  • German (27%)
  • Norwegian (11%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Lyman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,127 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 166 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 137 (8%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 241 (14%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Lyman County, South Dakota in 2000:

  • 10 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
37 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,489.

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,832 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.80% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($17,958 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($10,874 average AGI)
Lyman County:

2.33%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brule County, SD  1.13% ($29,733 average AGI)
from Hughes County, SD  0.75% ($31,600)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.18% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($20,091 average AGI)
1.67% relocated to other states ($15,143 average AGI)
Lyman County:

1.67%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brule County, SD  1.22% ($31,313 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.2

Births per 1000 population in Lyman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Lyman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lyman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 557 (497 aged, 60 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1939.270
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 944.120
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 51.03

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 25.52

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,718

Size of family households: 419 2-persons, 176 3-persons, 176 4-persons, 105 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 378 1-person, 40 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 1 5-persons.

679 married couples with children.
400 single-parent households (119 men, 281 women).

95.1% of residents of Lyman County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
3.2% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $39,570,000 ($9950 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $512,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $8,178,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,003,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,962,000
Federal grants: $8,132,000
Federal procurement contracts: $868,000 ($359,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,426,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $469,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,536,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,902,000

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

Births: 389
Here:

99 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 178
Here:

45 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: -183
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lyman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 27
  • 2000 to 2004: 181
  • 1990 to 1999: 194
  • 1980 to 1989: 182
  • 1970 to 1979: 418
  • 1960 to 1969: 196
  • 1950 to 1959: 123
  • 1940 to 1949: 77
  • 1939 or earlier: 309
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lyman County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 262
  • 6 rooms: 186
  • 7 rooms: 139
  • 8 rooms: 108
  • 9+ rooms: 87
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 81
  • 4 rooms: 74
  • 5 rooms: 111
  • 6 rooms: 60
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lyman County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 56
  • 2 bedrooms: 220
  • 3 bedrooms: 454
  • 4 bedrooms: 163
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 91
  • 2 bedrooms: 128
  • 3 bedrooms: 139
  • 4 bedrooms: 40
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Lyman County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 222
  • 2 vehicles: 354
  • 3 vehicles: 226
  • 4 vehicles: 93
  • 5+ vehicles: 41
  • no vehicle: 84
  • 1 vehicle: 161
  • 2 vehicles: 151
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

66% of Lyman County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in South Dakota.

Lyman County:

65.8%
State average:

56.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lyman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60.6%)
  • Electricity (23.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74.8%)
  • Electricity (16.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.1%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

4.2%
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)

Lyman County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $623,000
    Financial Administration: $228,000
    Police Protection: $210,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $157,000
    Central Staff Services: $147,000
    General Public Buildings: $135,000
    Health - Other: $121,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $76,000
    General - Other: $74,000
    Correctional Institutions: $51,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Local Fire Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
    Regular Highways: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $51,000
    General - Other: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,008,000

Lyman County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $97,000
    Regular Highways: $39,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $138,000
    Highways: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $53,000
    Rents: $15,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $454,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
    All Other: $11,000
    Education: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,031,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $22,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000
    Other License: $1,000

Lyman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,697,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lyman County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2776.4 years
William2175.0 years
Joseph1474.2 years
George1476.2 years
James1469.6 years
Charles1374.0 years
Robert1271.6 years
Mary1279.9 years
Carl1275.7 years
Donald1165.6 years
Most common last names in Lyman County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1773.8 years
Laroche1368.2 years
Anderson1279.0 years
Halverson973.4 years
Grassrope772.1 years
Hemesath786.6 years
Hoffer673.7 years
Hickey674.0 years
Urban677.7 years
Thompson678.3 years
Businesses in Lyman County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Days Inn1
Chevrolet1Quality1

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