Hazel, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.1%
 
Males: 44  (51.7%)
Females: 42  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

30.1 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57242

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,079 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Hazel:

$51,079
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,424 (it was $15,035 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,712 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Hazel:

$110,712
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $164,813; detached houses: $164,143
March 2019 cost of living index in Hazel: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
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  • Races in Hazel, SD (2019)
    • 11296.6%White alone
    • 21.7%Hispanic
    • 10.9%Black alone
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Ancestries: German (46.4%), Finnish (7.1%), Norwegian (7.1%), American (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1766 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 352 people per square mile   (very low).

Hazel, South Dakota map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hazel town:

1.7% ($880)
South Dakota:

1.8% ($1,334)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (90.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (202.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (528.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Naples, SD (2.6 miles),
Vienna, SD (2.6 miles),
Henry, SD (3.0 miles ),
Hayti, SD (3.3 miles ),
Bryant, SD (3.5 miles ),
Lake Norden, SD (3.9 miles ),
Willow Lake, SD (3.9 miles ),
Watertown, SD (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.76 N, Longitude: 97.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Hazel, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hazel, SD in 2019

Hazel satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $23,600
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $15,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $161,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Hazel, SD residents
Average permit cost in Hazel, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.9%).

Average climate in Hazel, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hazel, South Dakota average temperatures Hazel, South Dakota average precipitation Hazel, South Dakota humidity Hazel, South Dakota wind speed Hazel, South Dakota snowfall Hazel, South Dakota sunshine Hazel, South Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.7. This is about average.

City:

65.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.76
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Hazel-area historical tornado activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the Hazel town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 5/12/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hazel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 2% smaller 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 90.7 miles away from Hazel center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 106.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 652.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Hazel center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from Hazel 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 85.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamlin County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hazel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hazel:

  • BRYANT PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BRYANT, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - LAKE NORDEN (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LAKE NORDEN, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hazel:

  • South Dakota State University (about 43 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Northern State University (about 73 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 83 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 88 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 90 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 112 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Ridgewater College (about 116 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Hazel Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hamlin 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 Hazel and their reported violations in the past:

HAZEL (Population served: 91, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.3%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Hazel (2011 data):

  • Reliabank Dakota: Hazel Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1938/03/01. Info updated 2011/01/10: Bank assets: $223.0 mil, Deposits: $193.2 mil, headquarters in Estelline, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Big Sioux Financial, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hazel:

Marital status in Hazel, SD
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 1.2%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

For population 25 years and over in Hazel:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hazel, SD (based on Hamlin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,3587
Catholic6163
Evangelical Protestant25211
None3,677-
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
Hamlin County:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hamlin County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

8.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamlin County:

27.2%
State:

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

11.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hazel:

40.6%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.4%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.3
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hazel:

13.5%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hazel:

15.3%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hazel:

7.2
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.2%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

46.9%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.6%
State:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hazel, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$552
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$109
Totals for Government 0$0 4$661

Hazel government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($46.51)
    Other: $3,000 ($34.88)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage License: $110,000 ($1279.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($186.05)
    Property: $11,000 ($127.91)
    Pari - mutuels Sales: $3,000 ($34.88)

7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Codington County, SD  2.82% ($40,517 average AGI)
to Brookings County, SD  1.12% ($51,435)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hazel:

  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hazel:

  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hazel:

  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K47IC (Channel 47; MILBANK, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 3 1/2 Mi W And 1 3/4 Mi S (Lat: 44.749417 Lon: -97.416750), Call Sign: KNEJ610, Licensee ID: L00088432,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.375 MHz, Grant Date: 11/06/2002, Expiration Date: 11/30/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2013, Registrant: Dallas Bochek, Rr 1 Box 42, Vienna, SD 57271
  • 1 Mi S 1/2 Mi E & 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 44.736639 Lon: -97.374250), Call Sign: KNCK525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2002, Expiration Date: 05/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/28/2012, Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 5 Mi E & 2 Mi N (Lat: 44.768028 Lon: -97.296194), Call Sign: KNDX623, Licensee ID: L00091726,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/1997, Expiration Date: 10/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/12/2002, Registrant: Keith James, Rr 1 Box 80, Hazel, SD 57242, Phone: (605) 628-2284
  • Lat: 44.716500 Lon: -97.379194, Call Sign: WQNY960,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.102 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/2011, Expiration Date: 07/13/2021, Certifier: Curt Luken, 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: 44.716500 Lon: -97.379194, Call Sign: WQOA412,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.287 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2011, Expiration Date: 07/25/2021, Certifier: Curt Luken, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0MJY, Previous Call Sign: WB0MJY, Licensee ID: L00389891, Grant Date: 01/30/2019, Expiration Date: 01/28/2029, Certifier: James C Smith, Registrant: James C Smith, 18 N 4th St, Hazel, SD 57242

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hazel, SD
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 29.4%Electricity
  • 5.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hazel, SD
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Utility gas


Hazel compared to South Dakota state average:

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