Lake Poinsett, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 493.
Males: 252  (51.1%)
Females: 241  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

49.2 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,554
Lake Poinsett:

$68,554
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,550

Lake Poinsett CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $173,929
Lake Poinsett:

$173,929
SD:

$185,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Lake Poinsett: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.0%
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  • Races in Lake Poinsett, SD (2019)
    • 47289.9%White alone
    • 346.5%Two or more races
    • 142.7%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (30.1%), Norwegian (21.8%), Scandinavian (12.6%), Dutch (6.7%), Danish (5.0%), American (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,569 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,888 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (74.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (190.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (511.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lake Norden, SD (2.2 miles ),
Hayti, SD (2.7 miles ),
Badger, SD (2.8 miles),
Estelline, SD (3.2 miles ),
Castlewood, SD (3.3 miles ),
Bruce, SD (3.8 miles ),
Arlington, SD (3.8 miles ),
Hetland, SD (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 44.57 N, Longitude: 97.11 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Lake Poinsett, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lake Poinsett, SD in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.19. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.19
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lake Poinsett-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Lake Poinsett place center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 tornado 32.0 miles away from the place center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Poinsett-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 137% 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 92.0 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 116.4 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 666.7 miles away from Lake Poinsett 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 86.0 miles away from Lake Poinsett center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.5 miles away from the city 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 86.4 miles away from Lake Poinsett 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Poinsett:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - LAKE NORDEN (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAKE NORDEN, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ARLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ARLINGTON, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Poinsett:

  • South Dakota State University (about 24 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 68 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 72 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 78 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Northern State University (about 91 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Ridgewater College (about 108 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 121 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)

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Hamlin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.9%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lake Poinsett:

Marital status in Lake Poinsett, SD
  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 73.7%
  • Separated: 8.2%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Poinsett:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.6%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Poinsett, 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
Here:

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

5.35 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Hamlin 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:
Here:

11.6%
State:

14.9%

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 Lake Poinsett:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWAT (950 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSDR (1480 AM; 1 kW; WATERTOWN, SD)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Poinsett:

  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPHR (106.3 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKSD (104.3 FM; MILBANK, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Poinsett:

  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K38CQ (Channel 38; HURON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K32DK (Channel 32; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 18.9mTotal length
  • $960,000Total costs
  • 4,779Total average daily traffic
  • 733Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,616Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lake Poinsett, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lake Poinsett, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Poinsett, SD
  • 42.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.0%Electricity
  • 15.1%Other fuel
  • 8.3%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood


Lake Poinsett compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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