Oldham, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 120 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -41.7%
Males: 73  (61.1%)
Females: 47  (38.9%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57051.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,356 (it was $21,458 in 2000)
Oldham:

$52,356
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,796 (it was $11,694 in 2000)

Oldham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $41,074 (it was $25,200 in 2000)
Oldham:

$41,074
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $49,973; detached houses: $49,490

Median gross rent in 2019: $540.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oldham: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.7%
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According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Oldham, South Dakota as of May 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oldham is 178 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (28.8%), European (27.1%), Norwegian (15.3%), Irish (11.9%), Danish (6.8%), Polish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/23/1917

Elevation: 1710 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 552 people per square mile   (low).

Oldham, South Dakota map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
South Dakota:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $528 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $524 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (55.8 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (205.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (513.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Ramona, SD (3.0 miles),
Lake Preston, SD (3.1 miles ),
Hetland, SD (3.3 miles),
Arlington, SD (3.6 miles ),
Sinai, SD (3.6 miles),
Nunda, SD (3.9 miles),
Winfred, SD (4.0 miles),
De Smet, SD (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.23 N, Longitude: 97.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Distribution of median household income in Oldham, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Oldham, SD in 2019
Oldham satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in Oldham, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (12.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.5%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (21.4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (21.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (17.9%)
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.1%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (40.0%)
  • Health care (30.0%)
  • Food (10.0%)
  • Wood products (10.0%)
  • Apparel (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Oldham, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (21.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (17.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (7.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (25.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.0%)

Average climate in Oldham, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Oldham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the Oldham city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 tornado 23.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oldham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 157% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 104.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 117.4 miles away from Oldham center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 659.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from Oldham 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 65.2 miles away from Oldham center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 111.7 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 Kingsbury County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 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).
Oldham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Oldham:

  • KINGSBURY MEMORIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LAKE PRESTON, SD)
  • KINGSBURY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LAKE PRESTON, SD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ARLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ARLINGTON, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oldham:

  • South Dakota State University (about 27 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 53 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 79 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 96 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • University of South Dakota (about 102 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northern State University (about 103 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Ridgewater College (about 127 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oldham: Oldham Volunteer Fire Department (A), Oldham City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kingsbury 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 Oldham and their reported violations in the past:

OLDHAM (Population served: 133, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-23-2013)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

50.8%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.1%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Oldham (2011 data):

  • American State Bank: at 101 Main St, branch established on 1936/11/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $28.5 mil, Deposits: $23.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Consolidated Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Oldham:

Marital status in Oldham, SD
  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 30.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Oldham:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oldham, SD (based on Kingsbury County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,48517
Catholic8573
Evangelical Protestant40310
Other1-
None402-
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: 4
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Kingsbury County:

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.0%
South Dakota:

27.7%
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$375
Water Supply 0$0 1$850
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,225

Oldham government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $37,000 ($308.33)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($225.00)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($166.67)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($158.33)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($133.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($116.67)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($50.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($33.33)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($33.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,000 ($116.67)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($166.67)
    Other: $12,000 ($100.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($108.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($16.67)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($8.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($233.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($33.33)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($8.33)
  • Tax - Property: $34,000 ($283.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($116.67)
    Other License: $1,000 ($8.33)

Oldham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $192,000 ($1600.00)

6.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,385 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Brookings County, SD  1.22% ($33,111 average AGI)


6.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Brookings County, SD  1.26% ($49,964 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Oldham:

  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KJJQ (910 AM; 1 kW; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KJAM (1390 AM; 1 kW; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oldham:

  • 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.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KJAM-FM (103.1 FM; MADISON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KKQQ (102.3 FM; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Oldham:

  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K38CQ (Channel 38; HURON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K43GX (Channel 43; MADISON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.8mTotal length
  • 75Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • DANIEL L BLACK, 8 Mi W On County Rd (Lat: 44.220000 Lon: -97.470556), Type: 77.1, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: South Dakota Television, L.L.C., Daniel_black@wicksgroup.Com, , New Y-ork, Phone: (212) 407-2212
  • DANIEL L BLACK, 8 Mi W On County Rd (Lat: 44.220000 Lon: -97.470556), Type: 77.1, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: South Dakota Television, L.L.C., Daniel_black@wicksgroup.Com, , New Y-ork, Phone: (212) 407-2212
  • 8 Mi W On County Rd (Lat: 44.220000 Lon: -97.470556), Type: 77.1, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Elcom Of South Dakota Dba , Sioux- Falls, Phone: (605) 336-1300

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 8 Mi West Of (Lat: 44.221333 Lon: -97.469500), Call Sign: WGH939, Licensee ID: L01292380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/1979, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2010, Registrant: Hoak Media Of Dakota License, LLC, 500 Crescent Court Suite 220, Dallas, TX 75201
  • 8 Mi W (Lat: 44.221333 Lon: -97.469500), Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WHB260, Licensee ID: L01292380,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/1981, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2010, Registrant: Hoak Media Of Dakota License, LLC, 500 Crescent Court Suite 220, Dallas, TX 75201
  • 8 Mi W (Lat: 44.221333 Lon: -97.469500), Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WHG939,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7075.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/1979, Expiration Date: 04/01/1983, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000, Registrant: South Dakota Broadcasting Co, 300 N Dakota Ave, Sious Falls, SD 57102

Most common first names in Oldham, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John681.0 years
Harold572.0 years
Anna590.0 years
Ruth583.2 years
Alfred471.3 years
Alma484.2 years
Harry483.5 years
Clara486.7 years
Albert388.3 years
Henry379.0 years
Most common last names in Oldham, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jensen878.1 years
Nelson871.3 years
Pester671.0 years
Bickett575.4 years
Becker579.8 years
Duffy578.2 years
Johnson574.3 years
Peterson576.0 years
Larsen480.7 years
Cook478.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oldham, SD
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 5.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oldham, SD
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Wood


Oldham compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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