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. 2013 cost of living index in Moody County: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (63.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 24%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 72%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Moody County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (13.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
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 2013: $51,217 ($35,467 in 1999)

This county:

$51217
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $433 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $507)
This county:

$433
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,577 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Moody:

$105,577
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,064 - $178,769
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $977
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $467

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:

  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $256,600
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $203,700

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,430 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,519 (1.5%)

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 2013: 11.9%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.8% for American Indian residents, 3.3% for other race residents, 51.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.0%
Moody County:

12.0%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.4% for American Indian residents, 3.3% for other race residents, 71.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

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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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 47
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 10
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 13

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Moody County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,97311
Catholic1,9432
Evangelical Protestant3396
Other5-
None2,226-
Moody 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: 1
Moody County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Moody County:

7.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Moody County:

8.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Moody County:

29.4%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 3686283.0 times below 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 slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.4 miles away from Moody County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 137.3 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 141.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 693.2 miles away from Moody County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, 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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Philippines (23%)
  • Bolivia (17%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Other Northern Europe (6%)
  • Taiwan (6%)
  • India (6%)

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

  • German (37%)
  • Norwegian (19%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Danish (3%)

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:

  • 91 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,610.

5.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.54% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($20,944 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($13,063 average AGI)
Moody County:

2.11%
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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.67% ($33,952 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.80% ($29,300)


7.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.62% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($23,131 average AGI)
2.54% relocated to other states ($9,880 average AGI)
Moody County:

2.54%
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  2.07% ($27,000 average AGI)
to Brookings County, SD  1.06% ($38,074)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.43% ($66,545)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 8.1

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.

1,401 married couples with children.
390 single-parent households (144 men, 246 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 5
  • 2000 to 2004: 202
  • 1990 to 1999: 309
  • 1980 to 1989: 164
  • 1970 to 1979: 441
  • 1960 to 1969: 194
  • 1950 to 1959: 205
  • 1940 to 1949: 222
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,039
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Moody County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $288,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $883,000
    Police Protection: $425,000
    Financial Administration: $356,000
    General - Other: $298,000
    Central Staff Services: $249,000
    General Public Buildings: $210,000
    Health - Other: $198,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $155,000
    Correctional Institutions: $129,000
    Local Fire Protection: $65,000
    Libraries: $35,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $54,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,467,000

Moody County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $330,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $198,000
    General Local Government Support: $22,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $71,000
    Rents: $7,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,000
    All Other: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,328,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $542,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $78,000
    Other License: $18,000

Moody County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,121,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in 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