Chamberlain, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 2,366 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 
Males: 1,161  (49.1%)
Females: 1,205  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57325.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,017 (it was $34,487 in 2000)
Chamberlain:

$56,017
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,247 (it was $17,018 in 2000)

Chamberlain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,929 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Chamberlain:

$173,929
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $177,563; detached houses: $189,010; townhouses or other attached units: $174,246; mobile homes: $17,771

Median gross rent in 2019: $617.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chamberlain: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.6%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for American Indian residents, 66.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chamberlain, SD (2019)
    • 1,82470.0%White alone
    • 51519.8%American Indian alone
    • 1335.1%Hispanic
    • 853.3%Two or more races
    • 281.1%Black alone
    • 120.5%Asian alone

Races in Chamberlain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Chamberlain, South Dakota as of May 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chamberlain is 677 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Chamberlain by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(123.6)
2
(83.2)
4
(162.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(83.9)
1
(42.3)
3
(125.6)
3
(127.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(82.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
2
(83.2)
1
(42.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.9)
1
(42.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(489.1)
1
(44.3)
4
(176.0)
2
(82.8)
8
(329.6)
16
(665.3)
16
(651.2)
11
(457.4)
15
(629.5)
9
(380.7)
14
(586.3)
12
(511.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(311.2)
3
(133.0)
5
(220.0)
1
(41.4)
18
(741.7)
15
(623.7)
26
(1,058)
18
(748.4)
10
(419.6)
7
(296.1)
11
(460.6)
18
(767.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(1,067)
11
(487.8)
5
(220.0)
11
(455.3)
73
(3,008)
76
(3,160)
83
(3,378)
64
(2,661)
61
(2,560)
47
(1,988)
46
(1,926)
57
(2,431)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(266.8)
3
(133.0)
1
(44.0)
1
(41.4)
8
(329.6)
4
(166.3)
4
(162.8)
5
(207.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(167.5)
2
(85.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(44.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index219.261.698.165.8363.4383.0494.9375.1337.4210.2436.8375.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Chamberlain, SD

Crime rate in Chamberlain detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
South Dakota average:

1.89
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Chamberlain, SD City Guides:

Ancestries: German (12.1%), Norwegian (8.8%), Irish (7.6%), Dutch (4.4%), Swedish (4.0%), American (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1465 feet

Land area: 6.48 square miles.

Population density: 365 people per square mile   (very low).

Chamberlain, South Dakota map

41 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,680 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,138 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (131.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (244.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (605.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Oacoma, SD (1.6 miles ),
Pukwana, SD (2.7 miles ),
Reliance, SD (3.8 miles ),
Ola, SD (3.9 miles),
Fort Thompson, SD (4.3 miles ),
Kimball, SD (4.4 miles ),
Bijou Hills, SD (4.7 miles),
Lower Brule, SD (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 43.81 N, Longitude: 99.33 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Chamberlain, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chamberlain, SD in 2019
Chamberlain satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $153,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Chamberlain, SD residents
Average permit cost in Chamberlain, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Most common industries in Chamberlain, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.6%)
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Chamberlain, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)

Average climate in Chamberlain, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chamberlain, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Chamberlain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.0 miles away from the Chamberlain city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Chamberlain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 225% greater 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 563.8 miles away from Chamberlain center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 28.5 miles away from Chamberlain center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
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 329.8 miles away from Chamberlain center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 206.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brule County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chamberlain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chamberlain:

  • MID-DAKOTA HOSPITAL (300 S BYRON BLVD)
  • SANFORD CHAMBERLAIN MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 S BYRON)
  • SANFORD CHAMBERLAIN CARE CENTER (300 S BYRON BLVD)
  • MID-DAKOTA DIALYSIS OF SANFORD HEALTH (300 S BYRON BLVD)

Airports and heliports located in Chamberlain:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chamberlain:

  • Northern State University (about 122 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 129 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 132 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 141 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 156 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Wayne State College (about 160 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 176 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public high school in Chamberlain:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chamberlain:

Private elementary/middle school in Chamberlain:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY (Students: 156, Location: 1301 N MAIN AVE, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Chamberlain

Library in Chamberlain:

  • COZARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $126,498; Location: 110 E LAWLER AVE; 35,985 books; 1,239 audio materials; 737 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chamberlain: Chamberlain Fire Department (A), Chamberlain City Hall (B), Cozard Memorial Library (C), Brule County Courthouse (D), Missouri Valley Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Chamberlain: American Creek Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: South Dakota Hall Of Fame (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1480 S Main St), Missouri Valley Taxidermy (Tours & Charters; 105 North Main Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Chamberlain SD (Lakeview Heights), AmericInn Chamberlain (1981 East King Street), Americinn Lodge & Suites (1981 East King Avenue), Oasis Inn (West Highway 16), Comfort Inn (203 E King Ave), Thunderstick Lodge (24931 Thunderstick Road), Hillside Motel (502 East King Avenue), Lee's Motor Inn (220 West King Avenue), Al's Motel (West Highway 16).

Birthplace of: Travis Lutter - Martial artist, Dwite Pedersen - Politician.

Brule County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chamberlain and their reported violations in the past:

CHAMBERLAIN (Population served: 2,387, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-15-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-20-2011)
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
PUKWANA (Population served: 285, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In MAY-06-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2013)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JAN-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (3 times from DEC-19-2006 to JAN-05-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2009)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.6%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Chamberlain in 2010:

  • 57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Chamberlain in 2000:

  • 68 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 57 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Chamberlain (2011 data):

  • First Dakota National Bank: Chamberlain Branch at 201 North Courtland Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $846.4 mil, Deposits: $751.2 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: First Dakota Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chamberlain Branch at 201 South Main Street, branch established on 1935/08/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Great Western Bank: 111 West Lawler Branch at 101 East King Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited

For population 15 years and over in Chamberlain:

Marital status in Chamberlain, SD
  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Chamberlain:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chamberlain
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chamberlain, SD (based on Brule County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,6763
Mainline Protestant1,1357
Evangelical Protestant5865
Other21
None856-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Brule County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Brule County:

15.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Brule County:

13.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brule County:

7.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Brule County:

28.6%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.5%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chamberlain:

44.4%
State:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Chamberlain:

29.3
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.0%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chamberlain:

14.1%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chamberlain:

38.1%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

52.0%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chamberlain, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$22,185$44,3700$0
Streets and Highways 3$13,204$52,8160$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,164$40,6563$143
Water Supply 3$13,206$52,8240$0
Sewerage 2$9,642$57,8520$0
Financial Administration 2$7,881$47,2860$0
Local Libraries 1$2,945$35,3404$2,808
Other and Unallocable 1$7,786$93,4321$1,123
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$703
Totals for Government 21$87,013$49,72213$4,777

Chamberlain government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,024,000 ($432.80)
    Regular Highways: $446,000 ($188.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $290,000 ($122.57)
    Police Protection: $129,000 ($54.52)
    Libraries: $82,000 ($34.66)
    General Public Buildings: $69,000 ($29.16)
    Local Fire Protection: $54,000 ($22.82)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($21.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000 ($17.75)
    Health - Other: $26,000 ($10.99)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($3.80)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $259,000 ($109.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $197,000 ($83.26)
    General - Other: $193,000 ($81.57)
    Regular Highways: $180,000 ($76.08)
    Financial Administration: $85,000 ($35.93)
    Air Transportation: $77,000 ($32.54)
    Libraries: $64,000 ($27.05)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($12.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $223,000 ($94.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($8.45)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($5.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,076,000 ($454.78)

Chamberlain government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $473,000 ($199.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $137,000 ($57.90)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($10.57)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($4.65)
    Other: $4,000 ($1.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,111,000 ($469.57)
    General Local Government Support: $50,000 ($21.13)
    Highways: $9,000 ($3.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $244,000 ($103.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $104,000 ($43.96)
    Sale of Property: $97,000 ($41.00)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($6.76)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($2.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($1.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $594,000 ($251.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.42)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,008,000 ($1271.34)
    Property: $931,000 ($393.49)
    Public Utility License: $62,000 ($26.20)
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000 ($15.22)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000 ($7.61)
    Other License: $12,000 ($5.07)
    Other: $10,000 ($4.23)

Chamberlain government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,805,000 ($1185.55)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,446,000 ($1033.81)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $447,000 ($188.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,000 ($151.73)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $267,000 ($112.85)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $180,000 ($76.08)

Chamberlain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,481,000 ($1893.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $444,000 ($187.66)

5.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.
Businesses in Chamberlain, SD
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
AmericInn1RadioShack1
Best Western1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1UPS1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chamberlain:

  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chamberlain:

  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-FM (94.5 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Chamberlain:

  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPLO-TV (Channel 6; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
Chamberlain fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Chamberlain fatal accident list:

Nov 14, 2018 04:25 PM, Paul Gust Rd, Lat: 43.808825, Lon: -99.321275, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 10, 2002 00:32 AM, I-90, Lat: 43.768622, Lon: -99.306356, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 20, 1993 12:50 AM, 16th Ave E, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1985 11:00 AM, Sd 50, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Oct 12, 1981 10:16 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 17, 1977 10:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 397ft / 121mTotal length
  • $24,296,000Total costs
  • 52,485Total average daily traffic
  • 7,684Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,390Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chamberlain, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chamberlain, SD
Most common first names in Chamberlain, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5881.9 years
Robert4267.9 years
John4279.4 years
Mary3880.0 years
Harold3678.3 years
George3477.0 years
Helen2874.6 years
Charles2675.2 years
Arthur2483.2 years
Walter2271.6 years
Most common last names in Chamberlain, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2878.6 years
Steckelberg2281.0 years
Olson2287.7 years
Nelson2087.4 years
Smith2080.0 years
Miller1686.3 years
Feltman1682.1 years
Thompson1682.7 years
Leiferman1687.1 years
Isburg1463.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chamberlain, SD
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 36.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chamberlain, SD
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Chamberlain compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Chamberlain on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents (population 1,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other noninstitutional group quarters (population 1,000+)"
There are 6 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.