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Perkins County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 3,070 (all rural); it was 3,363 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 366
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 600
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,095
Renter-occupied apartments: 325 (it was 334 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 2872 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Perkins County: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (78.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 25%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 12%
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Races in Perkins County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  47.6 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years
Males: 1,574  (51.3%)
Females: 1,496  (48.7%)
Average household size:
Perkins County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,958 ($27,750 in 1999)

This county:

$47,958
South Dakota:

$54,467

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $271, upper quartile is $544)
This county:

$431
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,147 (it was $34,200 in 2000)
Perkins:

$75,147
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,083 - $159,289
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $954
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $386

Institutionalized population: 45

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 6
  • Auto thefts: 0

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 1
Perkins County, SD map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,290 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $969 (1.4%)

Perkins County household income distribution in 2013 Perkins County home values distribution in 2013 Perkins County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.8%
Perkins County:

12.8%
South Dakota:

13.3%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 36.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 47.6 years old
(Males: 45.8 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.1 years old, American Indian residents: 21.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Perkins County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lemmon, Bison, Prairie City.

Perkins 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 Perkins County: J Dunn Ranch (A), Hines Spring (B), Oleson Ranch (C), Rex Davis Ranch (D), Short Pines Gas Field (E), Mackey Ranch (F), Meat Hook Ranch (G), G Wammen Ranch (H), M Hamilton Ranch (I), R Elling Ranch (J), Carver Ranch (K), Loyd Moncur Ranch (L), H Millett Ranch (M), H Hotchkiss Ranch (N), M Feist Ranch (O), H Feist Ranch (P), M Clarkson Ranch (Q), J Clarkson Ranch (R), N Ketchum Ranch (S), Horton Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perkins County include: Our Lady of the Prairie Church (A), Saint Isadore Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Immanuel Church (D), Golden Valley Church (E), Slim Buttes Church (F), Cox Church (G), Cave Hills Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alma Cemetery (1), South Grand River Cemetery (2), Buffalo Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Short Pine Cemetery (5), Grand River Cemetery (6), Gustave Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Moonshine Lake (A), Cliff Pond (B), High and Dry Reservoir (C), Matson Reservoir (D), Gilbert Number Two Reservoir (E), Park Pond Reservoir (F), Rabbit Creek Reservoir (G), Cobblestone Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Meathook Creek (A), Duck Creek (B), Dry House Creek (C), Dog Creek (D), Dipping Vat Creek (E), Crooked Creek (F), Cowboy Creek (G), Coal Creek (H), Castle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Perkins County include: Mallula State Game Production Area (1), Slim Butte Monument (2), State Experiment Farm and Antelope Reserve (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alger County, Michigan , Burnett County, Wisconsin , Dickey County, North Dakota , Sargent County, North Dakota , Valley County, Idaho , Price County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 27
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (59.6% naturalized citizens)

Perkins County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 32000 to 2009
  • 31990 to 1999
  • 111980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 15Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.4%

Perkins County marital status for males Perkins County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,329
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 65
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 59
  • 20 or more: 43
  • Mobile homes: 267

Housing units in Perkins County with a mortgage: 271 (3 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 631

Here:

30.0% with mortgage
State:

56.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Perkins County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,3783
Mainline Protestant1,08810
Evangelical Protestant49210
Other1-
None23-
Perkins 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
Perkins County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Perkins County:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

17.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Perkins County:

9.7%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Perkins County:

27.4%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Perkins County:

Average size of farms: 3942 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,782
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $28.99
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: 93.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,191
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $99,756
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.10%
Corn for grain: 660 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 19343 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Perkins County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 23857283.3 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Perkins County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 51% 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 407.9 miles away from Perkins County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 567.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 273.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from Perkins 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 410.1 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 Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2014 to June 20, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4186: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4186, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 03, 2013 to October 17, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4155: November 08, 2013, FEMA Id: 4155, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2010 to June 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1929: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1929, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 02, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1914: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1914, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1886: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1886, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2009 to July 06, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1844: June 16, 2009, FEMA Id: 1844, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: November 05, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1811: December 12, 2008, FEMA Id: 1811, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Perkins County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (35%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Iraq (35%)
  • Mexico (30%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • England (4%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Perkins County


  • German (39%)
  • Norwegian (14%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Perkins County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 991 (66.6%)
  • Carpooled: 69 (4.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 101 (6.8%)
  • Worked at home: 311 (20.9%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
40 people in nursing homes
27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
20 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,176.

7.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.38% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($16,778 average AGI)
4.76% relocated from other states ($17,407 average AGI)
Perkins County:

4.76%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


4.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.99% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($15,692 average AGI)
2.71% relocated to other states ($15,942 average AGI)
Perkins County:

2.71%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Perkins County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Perkins County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Perkins County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Perkins County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Perkins County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Perkins County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Perkins County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Perkins County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Perkins County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 737 (665 aged, 72 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 52 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (66)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (50)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (30)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (28)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (27)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (27)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (21)
  • Unspecified dementia (19)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (15)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 31.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,626
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,498
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,543

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 893
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,025
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 66

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,070
  • In family households: 2,431 (400 male householders, 395 female householders)
    678 spouses, 765 children (745 natural, 18 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 34 grandchildren, 41 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 22 other relatives, 71 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 539 (263 male householders (247 living alone)), 238 female householders (224 living alone)), 37 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 99

Size of family households: 464 2-persons, 159 3-persons, 70 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 472 1-person, 28 2-persons, 2 4-persons.

499 married couples with children.
94 single-parent households (11 men, 83 women).

97.5% of residents of Perkins speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $41,215,000 ($13,138 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $249,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,769,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,594,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,654,000
Federal grants: $14,539,000
Federal procurement contracts: $272,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,387,000 ($31,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $741,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,579,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,834,000

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

Births: 144
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 213
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -270
Here -89 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Perkins County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.18 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Perkins County, South Dakota Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 122014 or later
  • 242010 to 2013
  • 1042000 to 2009
  • 1071990 to 1999
  • 1711980 to 1989
  • 2521970 to 1979
  • 3271960 to 1969
  • 2261950 to 1959
  • 1341940 to 1949
  • 4241939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Perkins County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perkins County, South Dakota Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 01 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 924 rooms
  • 2095 rooms
  • 1606 rooms
  • 1167 rooms
  • 1128 rooms
  • 1889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perkins County, South Dakota Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 01 room
  • 292 rooms
  • 663 rooms
  • 874 rooms
  • 1005 rooms
  • 676 rooms
  • 177 rooms
  • 58 rooms
  • 189+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Perkins County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Perkins County, South Dakota Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 1732 bedrooms
  • 4173 bedrooms
  • 1894 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perkins County, South Dakota Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 4no bedroom
  • 871 bedroom
  • 1562 bedrooms
  • 1043 bedrooms
  • 234 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Perkins County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Perkins County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 15no vehicle
  • 1521 vehicle
  • 3682 vehicles
  • 2223 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Perkins County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Perkins County population
  • 73no vehicle
  • 1401 vehicle
  • 932 vehicles
  • 743 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

88.6% of Perkins County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in South Dakota.

Perkins County:

88.6%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 1,352
  • Other state: 1,648
  • Northeast: 45
  • Midwest: 1,193
  • South: 107
  • West: 298
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perkins County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.6%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 39.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

14.1%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

13.9%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Perkins County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $198,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $664,000
    General - Other: $293,000
    Financial Administration: $282,000
    Police Protection: $228,000
    Central Staff Services: $159,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $119,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $30,000
    Regular Highways: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $764,000

Perkins County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $124,000
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $156,000
    Highways: $153,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $72,000
    All Other: $12,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $32,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $546,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,271,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $28,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
    Other License: $1,000

Perkins County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,468,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 69
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 60
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 43
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 40
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 23
Perkins County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Perkins County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Perkins County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5780.0 years
William2780.1 years
Mary1978.5 years
Anna1886.0 years
Robert1776.8 years
George1675.8 years
Henry1677.3 years
Joseph1475.4 years
Charles1385.3 years
Clara1390.9 years
Most common last names in Perkins County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2278.8 years
Peterson2182.8 years
Anderson2077.9 years
Kolb1283.9 years
Christman1177.3 years
Aaker977.9 years
Smith977.6 years
Olson878.6 years
Haugen785.4 years
Burckhard777.1 years

Businesses in Perkins County, SD

  • U-Haul: 1

Perkins County on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"