Vivian, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 119.
Population change since 2000: -9.2%
Males: 66  (56.0%)
Females: 53  (44.0%)
Median resident age:

61.5 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57576

Estimated median household income in 2019: $19,906 (it was $25,227 in 2000)
Vivian:

$19,906
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,276 (it was $13,503 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,063 (it was $14,800 in 2000)
Vivian:

$75,063
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,989; detached houses: $156,146; townhouses or other attached units: $125,169; mobile homes: $90,047
March 2019 cost of living index in Vivian: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 44.4%
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According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Vivian, South Dakota as of June 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vivian is 96 to 1.


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Ancestries: Dutch (34.7%), Norwegian (20.4%), European (18.4%), German (10.2%), Irish (8.2%), Scandinavian (8.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1950 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (very low).

Vivian, South Dakota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $584 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $667 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (146.4 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (283.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (654.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Presho, SD (3.4 miles ),
Draper, SD (3.5 miles),
Murdo, SD (4.6 miles ),
Kennebec, SD (4.6 miles ),
Fort Pierre, SD (5.5 miles ),
Pierre, SD (5.5 miles ),
Wood, SD (5.6 miles),
Okaton, SD (5.6 miles)

Latitude: 43.93 N, Longitude: 100.29 W

Area code: 605

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

Vivian satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Average climate in Vivian, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Vivian-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 47.7 miles away from the Vivian place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/23/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Vivian-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 245% 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 515.0 miles away from Vivian 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 48.2 miles away from Vivian 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 286.4 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 106.6 miles away from Vivian center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 280.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 282.6 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 Lyman County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Vivian:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vivian:

  • Northern State University (about 139 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 146 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Chadron State College (about 157 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota State University (about 177 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 178 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Black Hills State University (about 182 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • University of South Dakota (about 187 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vivian: Vivian Fire Department (A), Vivian Fire Department Substation (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Vern Larson - Politician.

Lyman 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:

61.8%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.6%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Vivian (2011 data):

  • BankWest, Inc.: Vivian Branch at 137 South Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $739.9 mil, Deposits: $615.4 mil, headquarters in Pierre, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: South Dakota Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Vivian:

Marital status in Vivian, SD
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Vivian:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vivian, SD (based on Lyman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5434
Mainline Protestant9497
Evangelical Protestant2335
Other11-
None19-
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
Lyman County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Lyman County:

23.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.0%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lyman County:

33.1%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

39.3%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vivian:

46.4%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

35.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vivian:

28.6%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.3%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Vivian:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

57.1%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Vivian:

46.4%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

88.6%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vivian, SD Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Vivian:

  • 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)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KCCR (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vivian:

  • 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)
  • KLXS-FM (95.3 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Vivian:

  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K44GG (Channel 44; MURDO, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.1mTotal length
  • $1,180,000Total costs
  • 28,039Total average daily traffic
  • 7,489Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Vivian, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 101970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Vivian, SD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Vivian)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi S 3 Mi W (Lat: 43.876111 Lon: -100.360694), Call Sign: KNCT698,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.945 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2012, Expiration Date: 08/05/2022, Registrant: Rushmore Communications, Rapid City, SD 57709, Phone: (605) 348-4940, Fax: (605) 348-2026
  • 5 Mi E On Hwy 16 (Lat: 43.922222 Lon: -100.204583), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KVD984,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz, Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 06/21/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2014, Certifier: Brian Lintvedt, Registrant: Communications Center, Inc., Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 224-1676, Fax: (605) 224-1677, Email:
  • 4 So 3/4 West (Lat: 43.952778 Lon: -100.333750), Call Sign: WSE341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz, Grant Date: 11/09/1999, Expiration Date: 10/23/2004, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2004, Registrant: John J Petersen, Vivian, SD 57576, Phone: (605) 683-6651

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, 14 Mi N On Us 83 & 1/2 Mi E On Cty Rd (Lat: 44.123306 Lon: -100.330111), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WNTR590,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/1998, Expiration Date: 06/30/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2008, Phone: (605) 773-3536
  • Vivian, +/- 23038 293rd Avenue (Lat: 44.037861 Lon: -100.285278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 116.7 m, Overall height: 122.5 m, Call Sign: WPTR855,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2019, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • VIVIAN, 3.1 Mi Nw (Lat: 43.966944 Lon: -100.324583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 86.8 m, Overall height: 88.6 m, Call Sign: WHQ471,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2020, Expiration Date: 08/01/2030, Registrant: Centurylink, Inc., 100 Centurylink Dr Mail Stop: 3tcw088.2, Monroe, LA 71203, Phone: (318) 330-6883, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vivian, SD
  • 38.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
  • 19.0%Wood
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vivian, SD
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Vivian compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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