Ziebach County, South Dakota (SD)

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County population in 2012: 2,869 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 2,519 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 116
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 319
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 442
Renter-occupied apartments: 401 (it was 299 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

32%

Land area: 1962 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.7 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ziebach County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (78.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 22%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 13%
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Races in Ziebach County, South Dakota:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (72.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (21.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
Median resident age:  25.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,358  (44.3%)
Females: 1,443  (55.7%)
Average household size:
Ziebach County:

3.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,345 ($18,062 in 1999)

This county:

$32345
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $186 (lower quartile is $101, upper quartile is $297)
This county:

$186
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,277 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Ziebach:

$73,277
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,720 - $144,792
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $781
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $382

Institutionalized population: 0

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

Ziebach County, SD map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $660 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $591 (0.8%)

Ziebach County household income distribution in 2009 Ziebach County home values distribution Ziebach County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 42.3%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.0% for American Indian residents, 57.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 42.5%
Ziebach County:

42.5%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.7% for American Indian residents, 78.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 25 years old
(Males: 26 years old, Females: 25 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 10 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 20 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ziebach 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: Dupree.

Ziebach 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 Ziebach County: Geno Hunt Ranch (A), J and E Trailer Court (B), Beef Camp Ranch (C), Budahl Ranch (D), Collins Ranch (E), Diermier Ranch (F), Elsey Ranch (G), Fields Ranch (H), White Cloud Ranch (I), Holmes Ranch (J), Hunt Ranch (K), Johnson Ranch (L), Keller Ranch (M), Kessler Ranch (N), Knight Ranch (O), Libolt Ranch (P), Longbrake Ranch (Q), Mitchell Ranch (R), Red Coat Ranch (S), R Keckler Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ziebach County include: Frazier Church (A), Dupree Church (B), Sunnybrook Church (C), Saint Luke Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Red Elm Cemetery (1), Saint Marks Cemetery (2), Saint Pius Cemetery (3), Buffalo Cemetery (4), Little Dog Cemetery (5), Iron Lightning Cemetery (6), Eaglestaff Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Buffalo (A), Rattlesnake Lake (B), Bedners Dam (C), Lake of the Woods (D), Staple M Dam (E), Herren Dam (F), Sears Dam (G), Sargent Dam (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Rattlesnake Creek (A), Red Coat Creek (B), Dog Creek (C), Red Scaffold Creek (D), Council Bear Creek (E), Bull Creek (F), Sophia Creek (G), Beaver Trap Creek (H), Felix Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Corson County , Dewey County , Haakon County , Meade County , Perkins County , Stanley County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 84
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (70% naturalized citizens)

Ziebach County:

0.4%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.5%

Ziebach County marital status for males Ziebach County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Ziebach County with a mortgage: 85 (0 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 119

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ziebach County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5155
Mainline Protestant3906
Other2152
Evangelical Protestant812
None1,600-
Ziebach 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
Ziebach County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


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

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.


Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ziebach County:

11.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Ziebach County:

37.4%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Ziebach County:

Average size of farms: 5167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $93,710
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $29.62
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: 94.31%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,197
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,050
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%
All wheat for grain: 15757 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Ziebach County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 24400871.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Ziebach County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 55% 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 441.5 miles away from Ziebach 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 263.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 215.3 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 123.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 217.2 miles away from Ziebach County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 600.5 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Ziebach County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Vietnam (50%)
  • Canada (30%)
  • Korea (20%)

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

  • German (8%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • English (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (0%)
  • Scandinavian (0%)

Ziebach County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 303 (45%)
  • Carpooled: 166 (25%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (1%)
  • Walked: 58 (9%)
  • Other means: 8 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 128 (19%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $29,086.

8.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($18,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.36% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($12,139 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($6,194 average AGI)
Ziebach County:

2.44%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($19,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.20% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($12,419 average AGI)
2.48% relocated to other states ($6,581 average AGI)
Ziebach County:

2.48%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.1

Births per 1000 population in Ziebach County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 1.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Ziebach County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 20.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ziebach County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 151 (127 aged, 24 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1406.310
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 190.040

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,801

Size of family households: 174 2-persons, 132 3-persons, 114 4-persons, 99 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 73 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 175 1-person, 19 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

449 married couples with children.
367 single-parent households (106 men, 261 women).

76.2% of residents of Ziebach County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).
22.0% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $18,438,000 ($6937 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,573,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,165,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,147,000
Federal grants: $6,225,000
Federal procurement contracts: $28,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $301,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $568,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,507,000

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

Births: 222
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 88
Here:

33 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -22
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ziebach County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2
  • 2000 to 2004: 116
  • 1990 to 1999: 290
  • 1980 to 1989: 119
  • 1970 to 1979: 193
  • 1960 to 1969: 55
  • 1950 to 1959: 86
  • 1940 to 1949: 23
  • 1939 or earlier: 101
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ziebach County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 70
  • 5 rooms: 141
  • 6 rooms: 98
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 23
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 45
  • 4 rooms: 42
  • 5 rooms: 131
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ziebach County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 225
  • 4 bedrooms: 78
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 140
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Ziebach County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 120
  • 2 vehicles: 158
  • 3 vehicles: 73
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5+ vehicles: 35
  • no vehicle: 83
  • 1 vehicle: 155
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

65% of Ziebach County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in South Dakota.

Ziebach County:

65.5%
State average:

56.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ziebach County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66.5%)
  • Electricity (15.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.7%)
  • Utility gas (3.8%)
  • Wood (3.6%)
  • Coal or coke (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69.2%)
  • Electricity (24.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

9.1%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.6%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

5.1%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Ziebach County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $452,000
    Financial Administration: $152,000
    Central Staff Services: $116,000
    Police Protection: $96,000
    General Public Buildings: $50,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $36,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $36,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
    General - Other: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $65,000
    Police Protection: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $617,000

Ziebach County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $45,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
    Rents: $2,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $51,000
    All Other: $44,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $586,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $158,000
    Other License: $6,000
    Public Utility License: $2,000

Ziebach County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $599,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

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

Most common first names in Ziebach County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James671.2 years
Edward577.0 years
William470.5 years
Albert474.2 years
Cora394.0 years
Harry378.6 years
Lawrence380.0 years
Alice385.4 years
Frank374.6 years
Alvin377.4 years
Most common last names in Ziebach County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson987.8 years
Clown971.6 years
Johnson681.1 years
Miller579.0 years
Burgee482.8 years
Marrowbone458.6 years
Littlewounde375.3 years
Edwards371.0 years
Diermier369.0 years
Knight369.0 years

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