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Thorp township, SD map Land area: 35.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 61 (all rural)
Males: 33  (54.1%)
Females: 28  (45.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 61 (50 owner occupied, 11 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%


Races in Thorp township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 47.2
Median age of females: 47.5

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Average household size: 2.54

Thorp township:

2.5 people
South Dakota:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,991 ($38,375 in 1999)
This township:

$48,991
South Dakota:

$45,043

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $503 (lower quartile is $400, upper quartile is $618)
Here:

$503
State:

$443

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $154,297 (it was $101,500 in 2000)
Thorp township:

$154,297
South Dakota:

$126,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,637 - $384,520

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $320,456
Here:

$320,456
State:

$158,814

Townhouses or other attached units: $565,109
Here:

$565,109
State:

$180,371

In 2-unit structures: $143,416
Here:

$143,416
State:

$197,622

Mobile homes: $15,088
Here:

$15,088
State:

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

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

13.6%
Whole state:

13.2%

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

7.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Thorp township: Calvary Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Reid Lake (A), Madian Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 41 (39% naturalized citizens)

Thorp township:  67.2%
State:  1.8%

59% of Thorp township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in South Dakota.

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

  • This state: 890
  • Northeast: 38
  • Midwest: 778
  • South: 111
  • West: 42

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,500

Thorp 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: 1,100
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 10
  • 20 to 49: 30
  • Mobile homes: 122

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Thorp township with a mortgage: 244 (21 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 155

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 37
  • 1995 to 1998: 69
  • 1990 to 1994: 59
  • 1980 to 1989: 83
  • 1970 to 1979: 222
  • 1960 to 1969: 157
  • 1950 to 1959: 263
  • 1940 to 1949: 111
  • 1939 or earlier: 273

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 81
  • 5 rooms: 133
  • 6 rooms: 132
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9 or more rooms: 68

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 170
  • 3 bedrooms: 260
  • 4 bedrooms: 85
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 47

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thorp township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 47
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 151
  • 2 vehicles: 293
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 61
  • 2 vehicles: 51
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Thorp township:

  • German (27.9%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • Irish (8.8%)
  • United States or American (7.8%)
  • Polish (4.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.8%)
  • Dutch (1.7%)

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

  • Germany (22%)
  • Laos (20%)
  • Thailand (20%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • India (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 664 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 119 (14%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (6%)

95.2% of residents of Thorp township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (26% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 52% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (13% speak English well, 88% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,897
  • In family households: 1,698 (449 male householders, 115 female householders)
    448 spouses, 576 children (535 natural, 16 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 36 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 19 other relatives, 37 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 199 (92 male householders (74 living alone)), 74 female householders (66 living alone)), 33 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 279 2-persons, 122 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 140 1-person, 22 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

12 married couples with children.
1 single-parent households (1 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

5.2%
South Dakota:

8.0%

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

13.6%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

29.2%
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 Thorp township:

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