Miner County, South Dakota (SD)

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County population in 2012: 2,326 (all rural); it was 2,884 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 328
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 476
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 926
Renter-occupied apartments: 228 (it was 286 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 570 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Miner County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (86.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 26%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 70%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Miner County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,207  (60.2%)
Females: 1,182  (39.8%)
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Average household size:
Miner County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,940 ($29,519 in 1999)

This county:

$47940
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $332 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $482)
This county:

$332
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,855 (it was $31,800 in 2000)
Miner:

$65,855
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,408 - $121,584
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $916
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $364

Institutionalized population: 42
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $185,600

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,201 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $746 (1.3%)

Miner County household income distribution in 2009 Miner County home values distribution Miner County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.5%
Miner County:

9.5%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 38 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Miner 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: Howard, Carthage, Canova, Fedora, Roswell, Vilas.

Miner 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 location: Rosewell Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Miner County include: Glen View Church (A), Beulah Church (B), Belleview Church (C), Union Church (D), Saint Anthonys Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2), Berton Cemetery (3), Graceland Cemetery (4), Morgans Cemetery (5), Sacred Heart Cemetery (6), Roswell Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Pedley Lake (A), Ness Chain Lake (B), McCart Slough (C), Wombacker Slough (D), Silver Lake (E), Glee Lake (F), O'Neal Lake (G), Twin Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pooley Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Miner County include: Morris Lake State Public Shooting Area (1), Burke Slough State Public Shooting Area (2), Bitter Lake State Public Shooting Area (3), Twin Lakes State Public Shooting Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Hanson County , Kingsbury County , Lake County , McCook County , Sanborn County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 40
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (100% naturalized citizens)

Miner County:

0.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 1
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.2%

Miner County marital status for males Miner County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Miner County with a mortgage: 184 (10 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 358

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Miner County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,1209
Catholic6741
Evangelical Protestant3483
Other1-
None246-
Miner 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: 2
Miner County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Miner County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Miner County:

8.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Miner County:

26.9%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Miner County:

Average size of farms: 787 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $111,144
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $118.90
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,935
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $89,173
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.62%
Corn for grain: 52795 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5786 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 63450 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Miner County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 1618509.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1962, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Miner County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 68% 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 90.8 miles away from Miner County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 646.7 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 137.2 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 108.5 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 46.2 miles away from Miner County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 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 Miner County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (55%)
  • Romania (18%)
  • Colombia (18%)

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

  • German (52%)
  • Norwegian (17%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Miner County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 938 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 140 (10%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 87 (6%)
  • Other means: 8 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 210 (15%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

55 people in nursing homes
42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
38 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,512.

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.32% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($16,451 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($8,667 average AGI)
Miner County:

1.33%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.37% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($19,279 average AGI)
1.32% relocated to other states ($4,033 average AGI)
Miner County:

1.32%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.32% ($24,417 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Miner County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Miner County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Miner County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 661 (615 aged, 46 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1315.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1509.290

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,309

Size of family households: 331 2-persons, 88 3-persons, 83 4-persons, 69 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 388 1-person, 29 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

606 married couples with children.
111 single-parent households (40 men, 71 women).

95.3% of residents of Miner County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $27,253,000 ($10390 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $89,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,273,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,118,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,793,000
Federal grants: $6,843,000
Federal procurement contracts: $219,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,007,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,291,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,701,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,521,000

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

Births: 136
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 190
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -242
Here -94 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Miner County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.02 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 12
  • 2000 to 2004: 140
  • 1990 to 1999: 38
  • 1980 to 1989: 55
  • 1970 to 1979: 111
  • 1960 to 1969: 85
  • 1950 to 1959: 122
  • 1940 to 1949: 61
  • 1939 or earlier: 667
Rooms in houses/apartments in Miner County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 74
  • 5 rooms: 167
  • 6 rooms: 155
  • 7 rooms: 193
  • 8 rooms: 164
  • 9+ rooms: 151
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 55
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 46
  • 6 rooms: 46
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9+ rooms: 29
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Miner County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 210
  • 3 bedrooms: 364
  • 4 bedrooms: 234
  • 5+ bedrooms: 92
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 93
  • 3 bedrooms: 70
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Miner County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 212
  • 2 vehicles: 353
  • 3 vehicles: 219
  • 4 vehicles: 81
  • 5+ vehicles: 46
  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 131
  • 2 vehicles: 80
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

71% of Miner County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in South Dakota.

Miner County:

71.2%
State average:

56.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Miner County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37.3%)
  • Utility gas (31.1%)
  • Electricity (16.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.3%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (32.5%)
  • Electricity (30.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

2.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

0.4%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

7.1%
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)

Miner County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,254,000
    Police Protection: $216,000
    Financial Administration: $212,000
    General - Other: $208,000
    Central Staff Services: $158,000
    Health - Other: $95,000
    General Public Buildings: $81,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $54,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $40,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $905,000

Miner County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $214,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $65,000
    Sale of Property: $61,000
    Rents: $10,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $313,000
    All Other: $91,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,842,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $63,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000

Miner County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,375,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Miner County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Miner County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Miner County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3080.6 years
Robert2669.1 years
Mary2384.7 years
Joseph1578.3 years
William1576.9 years
Anna1381.2 years
Arthur1279.4 years
Harold1170.7 years
Esther1087.9 years
Elizabeth1083.7 years
Most common last names in Miner County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Callies1779.0 years
Hauge1279.4 years
Rasmussen1180.8 years
Feldhaus983.3 years
Stock984.8 years
Hahn988.4 years
Neises975.3 years
Miller987.5 years
Schwader971.5 years
Genzlinger876.6 years

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