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Meade County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2014: 26,951 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 24,253 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,829
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,510
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,006
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,564 (it was 2,799 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

32%

Land area: 3471 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Meade County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (37.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 57%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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Races in Meade County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 13,734  (51.0%)
Females: 13,217  (49.0%)
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Average household size:
Meade County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,394 ($36,992 in 1999)

This county:

$50394
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $622 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $912)
This county:

$622
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $164,219 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Meade:

$164,219
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,968 - $231,040
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,319
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

Institutionalized population: 158

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 118
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 59
  • Thefts: 120
  • Auto thefts: 19
Meade County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 92 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2001: 168 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2002: 172 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2003: 206 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2004: 309 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2007: 90 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2008: 73 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2010: 87 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2011: 63 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2012: 87 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2013: 137 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2014: 100 buildings, average cost: $157,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,577 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,489 (1.3%)

Meade County household income distribution in 2009 Meade County home values distribution Meade County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.9%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.3% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
Meade County:

11.0%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 43.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Meade County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sturgis, Ellsworth AFB, Blackhawk, Summerset, Faith, Blucksberg Mountain, Piedmont.

Meade County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Meade County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Crawford County, Michigan , Portage County, Wisconsin , Trempealeau County, Wisconsin , Ramsey County, Minnesota , Swift County, Minnesota , Washington County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,061
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 346 (52% naturalized citizens)

Meade County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 113
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1985 to 1989: 26
  • 1980 to 1984: 53
  • 1975 to 1979: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 28
  • 1965 to 1969: 83

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.9%

Meade County marital status for males Meade County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,498
  • One, attached: 1,237
  • Two: 361
  • 3 or 4: 536
  • 5 to 9: 144
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 or more: 243
  • Mobile homes: 2,036
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Meade County with a mortgage: 2,376 (273 second mortgage, 315 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,008

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Meade County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31410
Catholic1,9887
Evangelical Protestant1,92520
Other2603
None18,947-
Meade 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: 5
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Meade County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Meade County:

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

25.6%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Meade County:

Average size of farms: 2490 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,160
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $30.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,416
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,831
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.69%
Corn for grain: 2291 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 20598 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Meade County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 22% 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 373.3 miles away from Meade County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 188.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 531.0 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from Meade County center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 377.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South DakotaSevere 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 DakotaSevere 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 DakotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 2, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1774): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South DakotaEast Ridge Fire, Incident Period: July 27, 2006 to August 7, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 27, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2658, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South DakotaSevere 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 DakotaHurricane 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 DakotaRicco Fire, Incident Period: July 9, 2005 to July 19, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2565, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South DakotaSevere 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 DakotaSevere 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 DakotaSevere 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
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Meade County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Austria (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Meade County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,852 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 1,446 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 345 (3%)
  • Other means: 50 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 728 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 541 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in military disciplinary barracks

People in group quarters in Meade County, South Dakota in 2010:

  • 593 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,352.

19.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.29%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($810 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.41%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

10.48% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($24,935 average AGI)
8.39% relocated from other states ($16,918 average AGI)
Meade County:

8.39%
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 Pennington County, SD  8.62% ($46,671 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.61% ($37,250)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.25% ($35,750)
from Butte County, SD  0.22% ($31,840)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.19% ($41,333)
from Clark County, NV  0.13% ($52,267)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.13% ($40,929)


12.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.54%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,465 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.52%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

6.82% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($16,387 average AGI)
5.20% relocated to other states ($15,524 average AGI)
Meade County:

5.20%
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 Pennington County, SD  4.79% ($30,702 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.75% ($21,714)
to Butte County, SD  0.32% ($27,000)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.16% ($37,250)
to Campbell County, WY  0.12% ($60,167)
to Hughes County, SD  0.11% ($49,182)
to El Paso County, CO  0.11% ($34,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Meade County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Meade County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Meade County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meade County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meade County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,563 (2,993 aged, 570 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 697 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Meade County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (243)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (218)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (199)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (187)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (106)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (72)
  • Congestive heart failure (71)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (54)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (49)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14056.97
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1850.660
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41454.78

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1364.580
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1080.290
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 36.55

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 164.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,637
  • In family households: 21,191 (5,437 male householders, 1,630 female householders)
    5,760 spouses, 7,084 children (6,458 natural, 232 adopted, 394 stepchildren), 381 grandchildren, 108 brothers or sisters, 124 parents, 114 other relatives, 465 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,446 (1,492 male householders (1,188 living alone)), 1,344 female householders (1,153 living alone)), 610 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 797 (158 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,488 2-persons, 1,441 3-persons, 1,275 4-persons, 570 5-persons, 185 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,341 1-person, 416 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

5,299 married couples with children.
1,169 single-parent households (305 men, 864 women).

95.7% of residents of Meade County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (27% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 57% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $215,677,000 ($8677 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $63,494,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,755,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,369,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,096,000
Federal grants: $33,697,000
Federal procurement contracts: $57,496,000 ($54,134,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,264,000 ($1,904,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,567,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,315,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,950,000

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

Births: 1,917
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 940
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +96
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -652
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Meade County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.61 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:

4.8
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 604
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,485
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,208
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,449
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,506
  • 1960 to 1969: 457
  • 1950 to 1959: 272
  • 1940 to 1949: 301
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,140
Rooms in houses/apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 242
  • 4 rooms: 606
  • 5 rooms: 1,404
  • 6 rooms: 1,070
  • 7 rooms: 1,079
  • 8 rooms: 887
  • 9+ rooms: 639
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 193
  • 3 rooms: 340
  • 4 rooms: 611
  • 5 rooms: 744
  • 6 rooms: 496
  • 7 rooms: 286
  • 8 rooms: 55
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 210
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,244
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,947
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,231
  • 5+ bedrooms: 317
  • no bedroom: 73
  • 1 bedroom: 418
  • 2 bedrooms: 925
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,060
  • 4 bedrooms: 323
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Meade County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 140
  • 1 vehicle: 1,186
  • 2 vehicles: 2,342
  • 3 vehicles: 1,441
  • 4 vehicles: 553
  • 5+ vehicles: 344
  • no vehicle: 227
  • 1 vehicle: 1,031
  • 2 vehicles: 1,193
  • 3 vehicles: 236
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5+ vehicles: 36

51% of Meade County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in South Dakota.

Meade County:

51.5%
State average:

56.2%

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

  • This state: 13729
  • Northeast: 681
  • Midwest: 4341
  • South: 1780
  • West: 3027

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meade County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (46.3%)
  • Electricity (22.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.0%)
  • Wood (7.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (65.2%)
  • Electricity (22.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.6%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 234
Here:

7.3%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 110
Here:

7.4%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 156
Here:

17.2%
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)

Meade County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,810,000
    Police Protection: $1,319,000
    General - Other: $1,284,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,178,000
    Financial Administration: $965,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $701,000
    Central Staff Services: $549,000
    General Public Buildings: $453,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $321,000
    Health - Other: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $66,000
    Libraries: $39,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $186,000
    General - Other: $39,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,361,000

Meade County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,337,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $55,000
    Regular Highways: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $147,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $199,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $67,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $21,000
    Rents: $12,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,223,000
    All Other: $503,000
    General Local Government Support: $170,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,705,000
    Other License: $255,000

Meade County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $765,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $575,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,000

Meade County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,502,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 271
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 244
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 178
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 50
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 105
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 119
Meade County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Meade County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Meade County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9175.9 years
Robert7272.5 years
William6675.8 years
Mary4881.4 years
James4672.2 years
George4576.6 years
Margaret4180.2 years
Dorothy4075.6 years
Helen3979.0 years
Charles3579.4 years
Most common last names in Meade County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3177.9 years
Brown2574.6 years
Erickson2275.2 years
Miller2081.8 years
Anderson2069.6 years
Cooper1981.4 years
Olson1971.3 years
Smith1976.5 years
Jones1879.3 years
Bachand1878.7 years
Businesses in Meade County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's2
Burger King2Nike1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut4
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Ramada1
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx5Starbucks1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS9
Kroger3Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1

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