Garretson, South Dakota

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Population in 2022: 1,190 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 543  (45.7%)
Females: 647  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

47.2 years
South Dakota median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 57030.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $66,498 (it was $39,352 in 2000)
Garretson:

$66,498
SD:

$69,728

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $37,738 (it was $16,981 in 2000)

Garretson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $202,512 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Garretson:

$202,512
SD:

$245,000

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $368,543; detached houses: $393,118; mobile homes: $31,507

Median gross rent in 2022: $696.

March 2022 cost of living index in Garretson: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 2.7%

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  • Races in Garretson, SD (2022)
    • 1,05481.2%White alone
    • 18314.1%American Indian alone
    • 372.9%Two or more races
    • 151.2%Hispanic
    • 90.7%Black alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Garretson, South Dakota as of April 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garretson is 219 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Norwegian (11.4%), Dutch (10.1%), English (5.8%), European (5.4%), Irish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1481 feet

Land area: 1.48 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile   (low).

Garretson, South Dakota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
South Dakota:

3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,968 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,638 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (16.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (171.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (466.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Sherman, SD (1.8 miles),
Valley Springs, SD (3.0 miles ),
Brandon, SD (3.1 miles ),
Beaver Creek, MN (3.1 miles ),
Jasper, MN (3.3 miles ),
Renner Corner, SD (3.4 miles ),
Baltic, SD (3.5 miles ),
Meadow View Addition, SD (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 96.50 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Garretson, SD in 2022
Distribution of house value in Garretson, SD in 2022
Garretson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 7 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $295,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $274,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $244,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Garretson, SD residents
Average permit cost in Garretson, SD
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

1.9%
South Dakota:

2.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +239 (+25.8%).
Most common industries in Garretson, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.4%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Rail transportation (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.8%)
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Garretson, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (3.7%)

Average climate in Garretson, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Garretson, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2022 was 0.195. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.195
U.S.:

0.251
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 3.69. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.69
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.525. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.525
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 5.03. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.03
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Garretson-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Garretson city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garretson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 137.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 137.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from Garretson 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 98.6 miles away from Garretson center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 704.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Minnehaha County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garretson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Garretson:

  • PALISADE MANOR (920 4TH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Garretson:

  • DELLS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DELL RAPIDS, SD)
  • AVERA DELLS AREA HOSPITAL - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; DELL RAPIDS, SD)
  • DELLS AREA HEALTH CENTER -NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DELL RAPIDS, SD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MARY JANE BROWN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • SANFORD LUVERNE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)
  • TUFF MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HILLS, MN)
  • SANFORD HOSPICE LUVERNE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; LUVERNE, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garretson:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 18 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 45 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 64 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • University of South Dakota (about 68 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 86 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 87 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 89 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)

Public high school in Garretson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Garretson:

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Notable locations in Garretson: Garretson City Hall (A), Garretson Branch Library (B), Garretson Community Ambulance (C), Garretson Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Rose Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Garretson: Split Rock Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Garretson Area Historical (Historical Places & Services; Po Box 614), Garretson City Of-Garretson Branch Siouxland Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 705 North Main), Stitchin' Daze (Amusement & Theme Parks; 25210 483rd Avenue), Yesteryear Photo Montage (Amusement & Theme Parks; 25210 483rd Avenue), Dakota Good Times (Tours & Charters; 601 North Main), Palisades Coffee CO (Tours & Charters; 601 North Main Avenue).

Hotel: Davis Motel (805 4th St).

Birthplace of: Dennis Daugaard - Politician.

Minnehaha 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 Garretson and their reported violations in the past:

GARRETSON (Population served: 1,166, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2014)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.6%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
60 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Garretson (2011 data):

  • First Bank & Trust: Garretson Branch at 644 N. Main Ave, branch established on 2000/09/01. Info updated 2007/02/05: Bank assets: $847.3 mil, Deposits: $718.4 mil, headquarters in Brookings, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fishback Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Garretson:

Marital status in Garretson, SD
  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

For population 25 years and over in Garretson:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
South Dakota average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Garretson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garretson, SD (based on Minnehaha County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant49,75980
Catholic30,33516
Evangelical Protestant21,83284
Other2,60612
Orthodox2602
Black Protestant2491
None64,427-
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: 23
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Minnehaha County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Minnehaha County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Here:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Garretson:

51.1%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garretson:

52.0%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Garretson:

29.1
South Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Garretson:

20.0%
South Dakota:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
South Dakota:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garretson:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Garretson:

41.5%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Garretson:

57.6%
South Dakota:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garretson, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$24,357$48,7143$3,321
Other and Unallocable 2$11,071$66,4263$3,321
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,444
Totals for Government 8$35,429$53,14413$8,087

Garretson government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $200,000 ($168.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($43.70)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($8.40)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($8.40)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($8.40)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.84)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $435,000 ($365.55)
    Water Utilities: $305,000 ($256.30)
    Regular Highways: $263,000 ($221.01)
    Sewerage: $210,000 ($176.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($72.27)
    Financial Administration: $82,000 ($68.91)
    Police Protection: $80,000 ($67.23)
    General Public Buildings: $79,000 ($66.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($33.61)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($26.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($12.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($9.24)
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000 ($8.40)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($1.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($1.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $50,000 ($42.02)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($8.40)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($8.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($8.40)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($8.40)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($1.68)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($1.68)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,000 ($21.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($4.20)

Garretson government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $300,000 ($252.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($21.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($5.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Gas Utilities: $703,000 ($590.76)
    Water Utilities: $310,000 ($260.50)
    Sewerage: $300,000 ($252.10)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.68)
    Public Welfare: $2,000 ($1.68)
    Highways: $1,000 ($0.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($21.85)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($6.72)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.84)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.84)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $703,000 ($590.76)
    Water Utilities: $310,000 ($260.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($13.45)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $457,000 ($384.03)
    Property: $390,000 ($327.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $100,000 ($84.03)
    Other Selective Sales: $25,000 ($21.01)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000 ($16.81)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($5.88)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,000 ($1.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.84)

Garretson government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000 ($94.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000 ($94.12)

Garretson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,091,000 ($1757.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $150,000 ($126.05)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garretson:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 0 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KWSN (1230 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garretson:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KSQB-FM (95.7 FM; DELL RAPIDS, SD; Owner: L A RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KTWB (101.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KRRO (103.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KRSW (89.3 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K261CI (100.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG COMPANY)
  • KCFS (94.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KCSD (90.9 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS)
  • KAUR (89.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE ASSOCIATION)
  • KRSD (88.1 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Garretson:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KCSD-TV (Channel 23; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K53EG (Channel 53; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SIOUXLAND CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • K48DK (Channel 48; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: STUART E. MOEN)

Garretson fatal accident list:

Nov 16, 1990 12:40 AM, 3rd St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 67.0mTotal length
  • $9,152,000Total costs
  • 24,134Total average daily traffic
  • 1,563Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,624Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garretson, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 31930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garretson, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Garretson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 613 3rd St (Lat: 43.715917 Lon: -96.501861), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WNNB457,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2023, Expiration Date: 11/03/2033, Registrant: City Of Sioux Falls, 4300 E 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57107, Phone: (605) 367-7218, Fax: (605) 367-7854, Email:

  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 43.688139 Lon: -96.489361, Call Sign: KCS777,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.565 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2022, Expiration Date: 05/01/2032, Certifier: W A Miller, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Email:

  • Lat: 43.715222 Lon: -96.454306, Call Sign: WQTH242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.450 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/2014, Expiration Date: 01/31/2024, Certifier: Bradley Nussbaum, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

  • Lat: 43.804639 Lon: -96.528556, Call Sign: WQYZ222,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.400 MHz, 462.450 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2017, Expiration Date: 03/08/2027, Certifier: Nathan Howe, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

  • 24760 487th Ave (Lat: 43.799417 Lon: -96.470056), Call Sign: WREZ825,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.362 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2020, Expiration Date: 01/11/2030, Certifier: Paul H Koch, Registrant: Two Way Solutions Inc, 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

  • Lat: 43.686944 Lon: -96.611111, Call Sign: WRKE256,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, 462.262 MHz, 467.262 MHz, 462.312 MHz, 467.312 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.437 MHz, Grant Date: 12/18/2020, Expiration Date: 12/18/2030, Certifier: Shannon Nordstrom, Registrant: Two Way Solutions Inc, 700 E 3rs St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Email:

  • 47825 256th Ave (Lat: 43.673778 Lon: -96.646222), Call Sign: WRPG955,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.525 MHz, 464.787 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2022, Expiration Date: 02/04/2032, Certifier: Jon Eggers, Registrant: Twoway Solutions Inc, 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Garretson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 23810, N23810, N-23810, Serial Number: 301-0431, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 02/15/1982, Certificate Issue Date: 06/10/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Richard E Wenzel, 240 161st St, Garretson, SD 57030
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPORT II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503DCSI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5085R, N5085R, N-5085R, Serial Number: 000830, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 09/09/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Eric A Nicolai, 48426 253rd St, Garretson, SD 57030
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/27/2018
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8093T, N8093T, N-8093T, Serial Number: 17556793, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 05/09/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Adam J Scholl, 48210 251st St, Garretson, SD 57030
  • Aircraft: XAIR MICROLIGHT SPORT XAIR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 94458, N94458, N-94458, Serial Number: X1121A, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 11/29/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2010
    Registrant (Partnership): Ryan D Peterson, 811 Manor Cir, Garretson, SD 57030, Other Owners: Larry H Peterson
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/12/2018
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9454K, N9454K, N-9454K, Serial Number: 108-2454, Year manufactured: 1947, Certificate Issue Date: 05/10/1977
    Registrant (Partnership): Jerome A Johnson, Rr 3, Garretson, SD 57030, Other Owners: Russell P Schulz
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/23/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$92,9101$77,9903$135,663
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$81,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$95,680
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Garretson, SD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Garretson, SD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 26 took place in 2012, and the least - 5 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Garretson, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.5%), and Structure Fires (25.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Garretson, SD
    • 12046.5%Outside Fires
    • 6525.2%Structure Fires
    • 5420.9%Other
    • 197.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garretson, SD
Most common first names in Garretson, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Clara1487.6 years
John1478.5 years
Robert1267.0 years
William970.8 years
Ida887.0 years
Carl885.8 years
Alice778.7 years
Melvin781.2 years
Charles774.6 years
Ernest674.5 years
Most common last names in Garretson, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1976.4 years
Nelson1982.3 years
Eitreim1482.8 years
Williamson1479.7 years
Carlson1079.5 years
Froseth982.0 years
Anderson880.5 years
Engebretson787.3 years
Hanson779.0 years
Swenson683.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garretson, SD
  • 87.2%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garretson, SD
  • 72.0%Electricity
  • 22.0%Utility gas
  • 6.0%No fuel used


Garretson compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 7 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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