Todd County, South Dakota (SD)

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County population in 2012: 9,942 (all rural); it was 9,050 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 270
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 993
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,109
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,517 (it was 1,353 in 2000)
% of renters here:

55%
State:

32%

Land area: 1388 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Todd County: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.7%), Construction (17.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 7%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 65%
  • Unpaid family work: 14%
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Races in Todd County, South Dakota:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (86.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (9.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  24.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,723  (46.6%)
Females: 4,889  (53.4%)
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Average household size:
Todd County:

3.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,580 ($20,035 in 1999)

This county:

$31580
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $184 (lower quartile is $101, upper quartile is $285)
This county:

$184
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,022 (it was $29,400 in 2000)
Todd:

$42,022
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $13,920 - $83,844
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $676
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Institutionalized population: 27

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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $39,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,700
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $72,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,313 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $606 (1.6%)

Todd County household income distribution in 2009 Todd County home values distribution Todd County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 44.6%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.8% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 38.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 44.9%
Todd County:

44.9%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 49.5% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 53.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 22 years old
(Males: 21 years old, Females: 24 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Todd 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: Rosebud, Mission, Antelope, St. Francis, Parmelee, Okreek, Soldier Creek, White Horse, Spring Creek, Two Strike.

Todd 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 Todd County: Collins Ranch (A), Ghost Hawk Park (B), Fox Ranch (C), Barnes Ranch (D), Arnold Ranch (E), Tribal Ranch (F), Mission Golf Course (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Todd County include: Ring Thunder Church (A), Rosebud Church (B), Lakeview Reform Church (C), Sacred Heart Church (D), Saint Marks Church (E), Saint Marys Church (F), Saint Patrick Church (G), Epiphany Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Epiphany Cemetery (2), Gurue Cemetery (3), Hollow Horn Bear Cemetery (4), Holy Family Cemetery (5), Salt Camp Cemetery (6), Saint Thomas Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rosebud Lake (A), Swift Bear Lake (B), Gee Lake (C), Bob Lake (D), White Lake (E), He Dog Lake (F), Jack Lake (G), Sand Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Eagle Chief Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), Rock Creek (C), Cottonwood Creek (D), Coffee Creek (E), Chunka Creek (F), Black Elk Creek (G), Beads Creek (H), Running Enemy Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Todd County include: Kimmel Park (1), Olsonville Roadside Park (2), Hollow Horn Bear Village Historic Site (3), High Hawks Village Historic Site (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bennett County , Cherry County, Nebraska , Jackson County , Mellette County , Keya Paha County, Nebraska , Tripp County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 504
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 51 (39% naturalized citizens)

Todd County:

0.6%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 23
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Todd County marital status for males Todd County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Todd County with a mortgage: 214 (0 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 459

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Todd County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,3655
Mainline Protestant7856
Other5111
Evangelical Protestant1956
None6,756-
Todd 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: 4
Todd County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



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

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Todd County:

12.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Todd County:

37.0%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Todd County:

Average size of farms: 3681 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $107,410
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $29.69
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: 85.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $101,709
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.67%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,150
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.02
Corn for grain: 3173 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4541 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 950 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Todd County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 9183401.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/15/1971, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person

Earthquake activity:

Todd County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 45% 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 498.3 miles away from Todd County center, causing $26,000,000 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 247.7 miles away from the county center
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 97.9 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 102.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 264.1 miles away from Todd 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 50.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Todd County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (%):

  • Iran (24%)
  • India (22%)
  • Canada (16%)
  • Mexico (14%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Japan (4%)

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

  • German (5%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • European (0%)
  • Czech (0%)

Todd County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,583 (61%)
  • Carpooled: 539 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 58 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 229 (9%)
  • Other means: 56 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 109 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 51 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,744.

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.89% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($12,299 average AGI)
2.49% relocated from other states ($11,119 average AGI)
Todd County:

2.49%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.24% ($23,677 average AGI)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.53% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($9,581 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($14,434 average AGI)
Todd County:

2.65%
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 Pennington County, SD  0.76% ($16,632 average AGI)
to Cherry County, NE  0.44% ($28,909)
to Mellette County, SD  0.40% ($18,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 29.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 27.5

Births per 1000 population in Todd County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Todd County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Todd County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 549 (426 aged, 123 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 32%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11131.65
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 359.420
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 139412.61

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2550.090
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 809.550

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 10.12

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,584

Size of family households: 479 2-persons, 434 3-persons, 422 4-persons, 335 5-persons, 180 6-persons, 241 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 586 1-person, 88 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,288 married couples with children.
1,588 single-parent households (409 men, 1,179 women).

78.0% of residents of Todd County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (21% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 51% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
21.0% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $111,210,000 ($11420 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $114,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $11,886,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,809,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,169,000
Federal grants: $56,685,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,882,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,780,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,930,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,887,000

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

Births: 1,381
Here:

140 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 467
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -85
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Todd County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 10
  • 2000 to 2004: 308
  • 1990 to 1999: 442
  • 1980 to 1989: 618
  • 1970 to 1979: 853
  • 1960 to 1969: 452
  • 1950 to 1959: 153
  • 1940 to 1949: 94
  • 1939 or earlier: 222
Rooms in houses/apartments in Todd County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 76
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 277
  • 5 rooms: 319
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 90
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9+ rooms: 27
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 85
  • 3 rooms: 232
  • 4 rooms: 317
  • 5 rooms: 327
  • 6 rooms: 172
  • 7 rooms: 132
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Todd County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 86
  • 2 bedrooms: 415
  • 3 bedrooms: 350
  • 4 bedrooms: 175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 269
  • 2 bedrooms: 441
  • 3 bedrooms: 382
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 121
Cars and other vehicles available in Todd County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 83
  • 1 vehicle: 341
  • 2 vehicles: 401
  • 3 vehicles: 170
  • 4 vehicles: 71
  • 5+ vehicles: 43
  • no vehicle: 316
  • 1 vehicle: 577
  • 2 vehicles: 330
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

59% of Todd 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, 56% lived in South Dakota.

Todd County:

59.4%
State average:

56.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Todd County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74.7%)
  • Electricity (9.8%)
  • Wood (9.2%)
  • Utility gas (3.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63.2%)
  • Electricity (28.9%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

0.7%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

5.6%
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)

Todd County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $363,000
    General - Other: $178,000
    Financial Administration: $134,000
    Police Protection: $68,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    General Public Buildings: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $423,000

Todd County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $79,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $47,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $515,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $238,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $68,000
    Other License: $9,000

Todd County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $79,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000

Todd County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,255,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Todd County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Todd County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Todd County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2771.9 years
John2676.4 years
Mary2574.3 years
Robert1859.2 years
Charles1869.2 years
George1672.5 years
James1667.4 years
Rose1371.4 years
Joseph1368.0 years
Julia1175.1 years
Most common last names in Todd County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bordeaux2462.5 years
Marshall1559.1 years
Roubideaux1466.9 years
Lapointe1471.4 years
Clairmont1164.5 years
Moore1162.3 years
Whiting1167.2 years
Horselooking1060.8 years
Guerue1058.2 years
Young1068.4 years

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