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Spink County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2018: 6,678 (all rural); it was 7,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 833
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,124
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,102
Renter-occupied apartments: 651 (it was 745 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 1504 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.2 sq. mi.

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

March 2019 cost of living index in Spink County: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (63.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in Spink County, SD (2018)
    • 6,20383.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2122.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1151.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 761.0%Two or more races
    • 50.07%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.8 years
South Dakota median age:

37.2 years
Males: 3,351  (50.2%)
Females: 3,327  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Spink County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $52,519 ($31,717 in 1999)
This county:

$52,519
South Dakota:

$56,274

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $492 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $602)
This county:

$492
State:

$631


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $86,019 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Spink:

$86,019
South Dakota:

$171,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,361 - $179,612
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $987
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $429

Institutionalized population: 236

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $41,400
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,700
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $244,400
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $273,600
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $294,200
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $263,300
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $266,500
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $267,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Spink, SD residents
Average permit cost in Spink, SD
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,495 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $1,176 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Spink, SD in 2018
Distribution of house value in Spink, SD in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Spink, SD in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 9.2%
Spink County:

9.2%
South Dakota:

13.1%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 43.8 years old
(Males: 42.4 years old, Females: 44.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 8.3 years old, American Indian residents: 18.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.3 years old, Other race residents: 34.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Spink County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $639 a month.

Cities in this county include: Redfield, Doland, Mellette, Tulare, Conde, Frankfort, Ashton, Northville, Mansfield, Brentford.

Spink County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Knox County, Maine , Washington County, Vermont , Fallon County, Montana , Wasco County, Oregon , Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota , Renville County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Spink, SD
County total employment by year in Spink, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Spink, SD

Current college students: 90
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (74.5% naturalized citizens)

Spink County:

0.9%
Whole state:

4.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 222010 or later
  • 82000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 31Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.2%

Spink County marital status for males Spink County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,633
  • One, attached: 50
  • Two: 42
  • 3 or 4: 122
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 80
  • 20 or more: 96
  • Mobile homes: 222

Housing units in Spink County with a mortgage: 835 (20 second mortgage, 32 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,132

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

55.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Spink County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,1526
Mainline Protestant2,05811
Evangelical Protestant40810
Other--
None1,797-
Spink County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Spink County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



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

5.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Spink County:

8.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Spink County:

28.3%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Spink County:

Average size of farms: 1336 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $196,792
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $133.01
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: 38.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $169,458
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 67.92%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $143,176
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.51%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.21
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.52%
Corn for grain: 152588 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 83492 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 297123 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Spink County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 18% greater 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 602.9 miles away from Spink County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 151.8 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 113.8 miles away from Spink County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2019 - April 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4440, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2013 to June 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4137: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4137, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 10, 2010 to June 20, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1915: May 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1915, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 08, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1702: May 22, 2007, FEMA Id: 1702, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1620: December 20, 2005, FEMA Id: 1620, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 07, 2005 to June 08, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1596: July 22, 2005, FEMA Id: 1596, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Spink County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Spink

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,302 (74.2%)
  • Carpooled: 266 (8.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 6 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 144 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 392 (12.6%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (29%)
  • South Africa (12%)
  • El Salvador (12%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Spink County


  • German (45%)
  • American (8%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 197 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 188 people in state prisons
  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 168 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 150 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 86 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,684.

3.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.45%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.45% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($32,631 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($16,988 average AGI)
Spink County:

1.40%
South Dakota average:

3.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brown County, SD  1.36% ($38,242 average AGI)


4.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.46% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($41,518 average AGI)
1.02% relocated to other states ($10,618 average AGI)
Spink County:

1.02%
South Dakota average:

3.63%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, SD  1.10% ($44,407 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Spink County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Spink County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Spink County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Spink County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Spink County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Spink County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Spink County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Spink County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Spink County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,571 (1,340 aged, 231 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 138 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Spink County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (87)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (49)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (30)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.32
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,520
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 358
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,843

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,131
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 841
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,678
  • In family households: 5,272 (907 male householders, 766 female householders)
    1,312 spouses, 1,893 children (1,818 natural, 39 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 111 grandchildren, 59 brothers or sisters, 45 parents, 34 other relatives, 142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,240 (464 male householders (359 living alone)), 527 female householders (478 living alone)), 246 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 167

Size of family households: 989 2-persons, 223 3-persons, 244 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 836 1-person, 119 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 25 4-persons.

1,012 married couples with children.
415 single-parent households (75 men, 340 women).

93.4% of residents of Spink speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
5.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,269,000 ($11,068 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,892,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,743,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,132,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $25,628,000
Federal grants: $12,059,000
Federal procurement contracts: $714,000 ($31,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,993,000 ($3,131,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,497,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,995,000
Federal Government insurance: $93,732,000

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

Births: 423
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 443
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -524
Here -76 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Spink County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.09 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built in Spink County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Spink County, South Dakota
  • 1402014 or later
  • 882010 to 2013
  • 3012000 to 2009
  • 2331990 to 1999
  • 1931980 to 1989
  • 4381970 to 1979
  • 2891960 to 1969
  • 3441950 to 1959
  • 1231940 to 1949
  • 1,1691939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Spink County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spink County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spink County, South Dakota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 333 rooms
  • 1674 rooms
  • 3125 rooms
  • 3336 rooms
  • 3677 rooms
  • 2758 rooms
  • 4839+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spink County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spink County, South Dakota
  • 131 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 993 rooms
  • 1814 rooms
  • 955 rooms
  • 1426 rooms
  • 367 rooms
  • 508 rooms
  • 409+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Spink County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Spink County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Spink County, South Dakota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 301 bedroom
  • 4232 bedrooms
  • 8463 bedrooms
  • 4644 bedrooms
  • 1985+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spink County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spink County, South Dakota
  • 13no bedroom
  • 1761 bedroom
  • 2952 bedrooms
  • 1493 bedrooms
  • 394 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Spink County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Spink County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Spink County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 21no vehicle
  • 3041 vehicle
  • 7452 vehicles
  • 4923 vehicles
  • 2514 vehicles
  • 1585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Spink County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Spink County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 65no vehicle
  • 4101 vehicle
  • 1472 vehicles
  • 583 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

89.0% of Spink County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in South Dakota.

Spink County:

89.0%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 4,928
  • Other state: 1,637
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 947
  • South: 160
  • West: 494
Year householders moved into unit in Spink County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Spink County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.8%Utility gas
  • 30.5%Electricity
  • 22.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.3%Electricity
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 10.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

2.1%
South Dakota:

8.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

8.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

17.3%

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

Spink County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $568,000
    Regular Highways: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $1,318,000
    Central Staff Services: $783,000
    Financial Administration: $308,000
    General - Other: $272,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $204,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $51,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,911,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $260,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $9,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,651,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,744,000
    Other: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,281,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $260,000
    Other License: $19,000

Spink County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $568,000
    Regular Highways: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $1,318,000
    Central Staff Services: $783,000
    Financial Administration: $308,000
    General - Other: $272,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $204,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $51,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,911,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $260,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $9,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,651,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,744,000
    Other: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,281,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $260,000
    Other License: $19,000

Spink County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $568,000
    Regular Highways: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $1,318,000
    Central Staff Services: $783,000
    Financial Administration: $308,000
    General - Other: $272,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $204,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $51,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,911,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $260,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $9,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,651,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,744,000
    Other: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,281,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $260,000
    Other License: $19,000

Spink County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $568,000
    Regular Highways: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,300,000
    Police Protection: $1,318,000
    Central Staff Services: $783,000
    Financial Administration: $308,000
    General - Other: $272,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $204,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $51,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $69,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,911,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,651,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $284,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $260,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $76,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $9,000
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,651,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,744,000
    Other: $479,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,281,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $260,000
    Other License: $19,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 169
  • Number of aged recipients: 50
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 119
  • Number of recipients under 18: 22
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 85
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 62
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 50
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 39
Most common first names in Spink County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5178.8 years
Mary4583.9 years
William3878.2 years
James3476.7 years
Charles3280.2 years
Henry2981.8 years
Anna2885.5 years
Robert2768.7 years
George2680.8 years
Walter2577.8 years
Most common last names in Spink County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3780.8 years
Blume2679.6 years
Schmidt2279.7 years
Binger2075.6 years
Anderson1982.7 years
Miller1783.6 years
Smith1776.9 years
Siebrecht1582.8 years
Nelson1576.2 years
Olson1580.2 years
Businesses in Spink County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Ford1
Alco Stores1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81

Spink County on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"