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Plato township, SD map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 60 (all rural)
Males: 31  (51.7%)
Females: 29  (48.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 60 (54 owner occupied, 6 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

32%


Races in Plato township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 29.8

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Average household size: 3.33

Plato township:

3.3 people
South Dakota:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.47

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,368 ($38,670 in 1999)
This township:

$49,368
South Dakota:

$45,043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $382 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $488)
Here:

$382
State:

$443

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,024 (it was $82,000 in 2000)
Plato township:

$137,024
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,033 - $192,881

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $224,823
Here:

$224,823
State:

$158,814

In 2-unit structures: $139,450
Here:

$139,450
State:

$197,622

Mobile homes: $45,616
Here:

$45,616
State:

$34,151
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

13.3%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

5.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Saint Mary's Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 44 (43% naturalized citizens)

Plato township:  73.3%
State:  1.8%

74% of Plato township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in South Dakota.

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

  • This state: 4115
  • Northeast: 23
  • Midwest: 327
  • South: 159
  • West: 37

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $62,500

Plato 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: 1,253
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 92

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Plato township with a mortgage: 546 (59 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 298

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 82
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1980 to 1989: 75
  • 1970 to 1979: 165
  • 1960 to 1969: 195
  • 1950 to 1959: 145
  • 1940 to 1949: 129
  • 1939 or earlier: 596

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 29
  • 4 rooms: 78
  • 5 rooms: 223
  • 6 rooms: 279
  • 7 rooms: 241
  • 8 rooms: 175
  • 9 or more rooms: 173

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 46
  • 2 bedrooms: 176
  • 3 bedrooms: 567
  • 4 bedrooms: 271
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 142

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plato township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 39
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 224
  • 1 vehicle: 271
  • 2 vehicles: 435
  • 3 vehicles: 184
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 76
  • 2 vehicles: 54
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Plato township:

  • Swiss (40.1%)
  • German (25.6%)
  • United States or American (16.1%)
  • Irish (3.6%)
  • English (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.2%)
  • Italian (0.8%)

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

  • Mexico (39%)
  • Canada (32%)
  • Korea (18%)
  • France (11%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,328 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 502 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 106 (5%)
  • Other means: 50 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 101 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Coal or coke (9%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

68.5% of residents of Plato township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
30.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,694
  • In family households: 4,399 (1,011 male householders, 119 female householders)
    1,032 spouses, 2,107 children (2,024 natural, 50 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 25 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 18 other relatives, 40 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 295 (129 male householders (110 living alone)), 149 female householders (148 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 421 2-persons, 218 3-persons, 188 4-persons, 108 5-persons, 75 6-persons, 120 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 258 1-person, 20 2-persons,

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


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 241
Here:

27.9%
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: 29
Here:

29.9%
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.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Plato township:

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