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Shannon County, South Dakota (SD)


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County population in 2012: 14,059 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 12,466 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 292
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,415
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,380
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,437 (it was 1,405 in 2000)
% of renters here:

50%
State:

32%

Land area: 2094 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (47.8%), Public administration (19.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 64%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Shannon County, South Dakota:


Median resident age:  23.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years

Males: 6,701  (45.8%)
Females: 6,885  (54.2%)

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Average household size:
Shannon County:

4.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,702 ($20,916 in 1999)
This county:

$26702
South Dakota:

$45043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $185 (lower quartile is $130, upper quartile is $340)
This county:

$185
State:

$443


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $32,917 (it was $23,100 in 2000)
Shannon County:

$32,917
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $9,030 - $70,380

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,169
Here:

$102,169
State:

$158,814

Mobile homes: $59,727
Here:

$59,727
State:

$34,151
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $790
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $235

Institutionalized population: 19

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $111 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $110 (0.4%)


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


Shannon County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 51.0%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 23 years old
(Males: 22 years old, Females: 24 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 50 years old)

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

52.3%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

26.5%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shannon 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: Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Manderson-White Horse Creek, Porcupine, Wounded Knee, Batesland.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Shannon County: Cooms Ranch (A), Woksape Tipi Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shannon County include: Saint James Church (A), Our Lady of Good Council Church (B), Our Lady of Lourdes Mission (C), Saint John Chapel (D), Rockyford Church (E), Saint Barbaras Church (F), Saint Luke Church (G), Saint Mark Church (H), Saint Marys Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Luke Cemetery (1), Knight Cemetery (2), Feather on Head Cemetery (3), Mediator Cemetery (4), Tashnke-Ko-Ki-Pa-Pi Cemetery (5), Native American Cemetery (6), Holy Cross Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wakpamani Lake (A), Feather on Head Lake (B), Two Lance Lake (C), Little Locke Lake (D), Lee Lake (E), Alkali Lake (F), Wolf Creek Lake (G), Denby Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: East Prong Wolf Creek (A), East Horse Creek (B), Cottonwood Creek (C), Cheyenne Creek (D), Squaw-Humper Creek (E), Bartlett Creek (F), Pass Creek (G), American Horse Creek (H), Alkali Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Shannon County: Badlands National Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bennett County , Cherry County, Nebraska , Custer County , Dawes County, Nebraska , Fall River County , Jackson County , Pennington County , Sheridan County, Nebraska .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 537
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 78 (62% naturalized citizens)

Shannon County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.0%

Shannon County marital status for males
Shannon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Shannon County with a mortgage: 119 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 512

Here:

18.9% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.42%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,787
Total congregations: 40

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Baha'i
Adherents2,773 (47.9%)1,636 (28.3%)606 (10.5%)245 (4.2%)191 (3.3%)
Congregations13 (32.5%)14 (35.0%)1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)2 (5.0%)
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist Church U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesOther
Adherents109 (1.9%)103 (1.8%)49 (0.8%)38 (0.7%)37 (0.6%)
Congregations1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Shannon County - Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Manderson-White Horse Creek, Porcupine

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Shannon County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Shannon County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.1%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

39.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shannon County:

20.1%
State:

14.9%


Agriculture in Shannon County:

Average size of farms: 6333 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,898
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26.33
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: 93.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $71,509
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,339
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.77
Corn for grain: 993 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7806 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Shannon County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 2.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 56 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/4/1999, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 54 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shannon County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 2.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Shannon County center
On 2/20/1993 at 13:08:10, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/2/1990 at 04:15:27, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 1.6 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 Shannon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)

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




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





Shannon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,583 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 560 (22%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (1%)
  • Walked: 303 (12%)
  • Other means: 28 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 65 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $26,719.

6.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
South Dakota average:

8.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.02% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($9,416 average AGI)
3.15% relocated from other states ($11,942 average AGI)
Shannon County:

3.15%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.72% ($16,962 average AGI)
from Bennett County, SD  0.32% ($26,000)


6.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
South Dakota average:

8.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($11,262 average AGI)
2.83% relocated to other states ($14,445 average AGI)
Shannon County:

2.83%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.85% ($16,702 average AGI)
to Bennett County, SD  0.45% ($27,000)
to Sheridan County, NE  0.42% ($35,154)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 30.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 28.0

Births per 1000 population in Shannon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Shannon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 23.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shannon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 889 (630 aged, 259 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14296.42
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 337.180
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 194282.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2782.460
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1069.050

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 14.64

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 240.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,495

Size of family households: 420 2-persons, 438 3-persons, 414 4-persons, 508 5-persons, 242 6-persons, 569 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 466 1-person, 75 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

73.8% of residents of Shannon County speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
24.9% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $197,565,000 ($14803 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,850,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,096,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,964,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $22,551,000
Federal grants: $105,378,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,118,000 ($3,314,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $26,458,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $35,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $555,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,210,000

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

Births: 1,941
Here:

142 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 719
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -21
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shannon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Shannon County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 135
  • 3 rooms: 318
  • 4 rooms: 230
  • 5 rooms: 377
  • 6 rooms: 168
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9+ rooms: 16
  • 1 room: 45
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 205
  • 4 rooms: 275
  • 5 rooms: 409
  • 6 rooms: 224
  • 7 rooms: 113
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shannon County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 70
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 428
  • 3 bedrooms: 525
  • 4 bedrooms: 117
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
  • no bedroom: 49
  • 1 bedroom: 235
  • 2 bedrooms: 381
  • 3 bedrooms: 529
  • 4 bedrooms: 192
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Shannon County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 176
  • 1 vehicle: 632
  • 2 vehicles: 339
  • 3 vehicles: 151
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 25
  • no vehicle: 240
  • 1 vehicle: 594
  • 2 vehicles: 373
  • 3 vehicles: 126
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 25

68% of Shannon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in South Dakota.

Shannon County:

68.4%
State average:

56.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 11%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shannon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65.3%)
  • Wood (13.9%)
  • Electricity (11.8%)
  • Utility gas (5.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75.2%)
  • Electricity (10.7%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Utility gas (4.1%)
  • Other fuel (3.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 136
Here:

5.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 58
Here:

6.2%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

8.1%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Shannon County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Shannon County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Shannon County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Shannon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shannon 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 Shannon County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3667.2 years
William3473.2 years
Mary3272.5 years
Joseph2576.3 years
Charles2469.3 years
George2275.1 years
James1775.9 years
Frank1781.0 years
Lucy1573.0 years
Henry1573.9 years
Most common last names in Shannon County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Janis4463.6 years
Clifford1869.3 years
Pourier1565.3 years
Mesteth1472.2 years
Tobacco1365.7 years
Goings1373.1 years
Cottier1267.4 years
Means1263.0 years
Crow1163.3 years
Waters1067.6 years

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