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Moody County, South Dakota (SD)


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County population in 2012: 6,446 (all rural); it was 6,595 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,059
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 841
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,832
Renter-occupied apartments: 654 (it was 694 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

32%

Land area: 520 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Moody County: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.7%), Manufacturing (14.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Moody County, South Dakota:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Males: 3,248  (50.8%)
Females: 3,238  (49.2%)

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Average household size:
Moody County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,279 ($35,467 in 1999)
This county:

$45279
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $346 (lower quartile is $271, upper quartile is $486)
This county:

$346
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $107,718 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Moody County:

$107,718
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,282 - $169,218

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,597
Here:

$128,597
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $86,476
Here:

$86,476
State:

$180,371

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,777
Here:

$137,777
State:

$186,870

Mobile homes: $58,150
Here:

$58,150
State:

$34,151

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $38,407
Here:

$38,407
State:

$101,720
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,032
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

Institutionalized population: 58

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


Moody 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: $1,328 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,099 (1.3%)


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


Moody County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.8%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 55.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

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

9.6%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Moody 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: Flandreau, Colman, Egan, Trent, Ward.

Moody County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: moodycounty.net

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Moody County: Lake Campbell Resort (A), Clare Township Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Moody County include: Midway Church (A), Sioux Valley Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Lone Rock Church (D), Messiah Lutheran Church (E), Clare Church (F), Lone Creek Church (G), Trinity Church (H), Wellman Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Peters Cemetery (1), Yeo Cemetery (2), Bethania Lutheran Cemetery (3), Hegrey Cemetery (4), Trent Sunnyside Cemetery (5), Mount Auburn Cemetery (6), Nelson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Poison Lake (A), Anderson Slough (B), Mud Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brookfield Creek (A), Battle Creek (B), Bachelor Creek (C), Mud Creek (D), Squaw Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Moody County: Flandreau Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brookings County , Lake County , Lincoln County, Minnesota , Minnehaha County , Pipestone County, Minnesota , Rock County, Minnesota .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 191
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 90 (46% naturalized citizens)

Moody County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.6%

Moody County marital status for males
Moody County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Moody County with a mortgage: 627 (65 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 443

Here:

58.6% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.76%
Here60.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,007
Total congregations: 16

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1,518 (37.9%)1,342 (33.5%)401 (10.0%)285 (7.1%)461 (11.5%)
Congregations4 (25.0%)2 (12.5%)3 (18.8%)2 (12.5%)5 (31.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Moody County - Flandreau, Colman, Egan, Trent, Ward

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

7.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Moody County:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Moody County:

20.1%
State:

14.9%


Agriculture in Moody County:

Average size of farms: 488 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $134,267
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $184.87
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 50.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $112,210
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $106,472
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.96
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.59%
Corn for grain: 89938 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2684 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 92757 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Moody County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/29/1956, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Moody County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 91.6 miles away from the county center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Moody County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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




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





Moody County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,440 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 362 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 153 (5%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 343 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


59 people in nursing homes
18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $45,702.

6.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.95% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($18,177 average AGI)
2.23% relocated from other states ($11,196 average AGI)
Moody County:

2.23%
South Dakota average:

3.82%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.60% ($31,488 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.86% ($31,409)


6.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.80% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($23,983 average AGI)
2.17% relocated to other states ($9,861 average AGI)
Moody County:

2.17%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  2.21% ($30,070 average AGI)
to Brookings County, SD  0.66% ($69,882)
to Lake County, SD  0.43% ($25,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Moody County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Moody County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Moody County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 934 (850 aged, 84 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5720.790
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 273.140
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19423.37

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1898.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1069.760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46.12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30.13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,322

Size of family households: 855 2-persons, 356 3-persons, 261 4-persons, 162 5-persons, 75 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 699 1-person, 92 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

94.2% of residents of Moody County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (33% speak English very well, 53% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $45,264,000 ($6869 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,763,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,464,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,084,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,818,000
Federal grants: $7,047,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,035,000 ($1,265,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,817,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $912,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,301,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,467,000

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

Births: 412
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 302
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -86
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Moody County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.25 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Moody County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 142
  • 5 rooms: 288
  • 6 rooms: 418
  • 7 rooms: 337
  • 8 rooms: 302
  • 9+ rooms: 300
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 121
  • 4 rooms: 165
  • 5 rooms: 84
  • 6 rooms: 127
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Moody County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 333
  • 3 bedrooms: 836
  • 4 bedrooms: 442
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 140
  • 2 bedrooms: 238
  • 3 bedrooms: 194
  • 4 bedrooms: 82
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Moody County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 51
  • 1 vehicle: 373
  • 2 vehicles: 745
  • 3 vehicles: 427
  • 4 vehicles: 158
  • 5+ vehicles: 78
  • no vehicle: 90
  • 1 vehicle: 276
  • 2 vehicles: 189
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

64% of Moody County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in South Dakota.

Moody County:

63.7%
State average:

56.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,400


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 Moody County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.5%)
  • Utility gas (27.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.6%)
  • Electricity (10.4%)
  • Coal or coke (1.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (33.3%)
  • Electricity (32.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

3.9%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

4.6%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

10.9%
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

Moody County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Moody County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Moody County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Moody 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 Moody County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4780.5 years
William4778.3 years
Mary4183.7 years
George3280.3 years
Anna2681.8 years
Robert2575.4 years
Carl2481.5 years
Arthur2477.8 years
Alice2282.8 years
James2171.9 years
Most common last names in Moody County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4676.2 years
Duncan3079.1 years
Nelson2979.7 years
Anderson2179.4 years
Smith2080.6 years
Christensen1973.8 years
Olson1983.2 years
Jensen1779.4 years
Lee1680.0 years
Peterson1682.2 years

Businesses in Moody County, SD


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