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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. 2012 cost of living index in Lyman County: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.2%), Public administration (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 37%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lyman County, South Dakota:


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 2009: $36,396 ($28,509 in 1999)
This county:

$36396
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $206 (lower quartile is $130, upper quartile is $362)
This county:

$206
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,115 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Lyman County:

$69,115
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,907 - $108,252

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $118,391
Here:

$118,391
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $26,082
Here:

$26,082
State:

$180,371

Mobile homes: $111,498
Here:

$111,498
State:

$34,151

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,471
Here:

$23,471
State:

$101,720
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,082
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $286

Institutionalized population: 37

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


Lyman 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: $783 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $593 (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 2009: 18.7%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 38.9% for American Indian residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 46 years old)

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

24.3%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

12.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

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
Local government website: s92375618.onlinehome.us/content.php?content.1

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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 .

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


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:

35.8% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.72%
Here61.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,404
Total congregations: 15

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents1,170 (48.7%)380 (15.8%)339 (14.1%)225 (9.4%)290 (12.1%)
Congregations4 (26.7%)3 (20.0%)3 (20.0%)2 (13.3%)3 (20.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Lyman County - Lower Brule, Presho, Oacoma, Kennebec, Reliance

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

23.18 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Lyman County:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lyman County:

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 slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 1.2 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 above South Dakota state average. It is 91% 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 30.6 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 the county center
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.6 miles away from Lyman County center
On 1/25/1994 at 02:44:39, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 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 68.8 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 Lyman County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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




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





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:

37 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,899.

6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,208 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.84% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($10,857 average AGI)
2.19% relocated from other states ($11,351 average AGI)
Lyman County:

2.19%
South Dakota average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.11% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($17,286 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($10,571 average AGI)
Lyman County:

1.94%
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 Brule County, SD  0.85% ($35,818 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.85% ($9,000)
to Hughes County, SD  0.77% ($17,700)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lyman County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Lyman County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Lyman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lyman County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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

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