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Dempster township, SD map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 258 (all rural)
Males: 123  (47.7%)
Females: 135  (52.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 258 (199 owner occupied, 59 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%


Races in Dempster township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.9%
  • Black: 0.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 32.2
Median age of females: 30.8

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Average household size: 3.44

Dempster township:

3.4 people
South Dakota:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,268 ($39,375 in 1999)
This township:

$50,268
South Dakota:

$45,043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$443

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,723 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Dempster township:

$68,723
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,841 - $534,598

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $135,613
Here:

$135,613
State:

$158,814

Mobile homes: $7,575
Here:

$7,575
State:

$34,151
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

2.8%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Poinsetta Colony (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Dempster township: Hamlin Reformed Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hamlin Reformed Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

67% of Dempster township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in South Dakota.

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

  • This state: 101
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 28
  • South: 14
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Dempster township, South Dakota satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 0.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 35
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Dempster township with a mortgage: 5 (3 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • 1960 to 1969: 17
  • 1950 to 1959: 2
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 16

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dempster township, South Dakota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dempster township, South Dakota:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Dempster township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dempster township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Dempster township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Dempster township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (50%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (12%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (38%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dempster township:

  • United States or American (37.2%)
  • German (20.4%)
  • Norwegian (15.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (9.7%)
  • Irish (8.8%)
  • Dutch (4.4%)
  • English (1.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 42 (53%)
  • Carpooled: 8 (10%)
  • Walked: 24 (30%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (88%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

94.5% of residents of Dempster township speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 145
  • In family households: 136 (31 male householders, 9 female householders)
    29 spouses, 55 children (53 natural, 0 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9 (5 male householders (5 living alone)), 4 female householders (4 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 13 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 9 1-person,

91 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (0 men, 2 women).


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): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

66.7%
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)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Dempster township:

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