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Dewey County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2019: 5,926 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 5,972 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 349
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 678
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,030
Renter-occupied apartments: 703 (it was 833 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

32%

Land area: 2303 sq. mi.

Water area: 143.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dewey County: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (72.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 24%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 65%
  • Unpaid family work: 10%
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  • Races in Dewey County, SD (2019)
    • 4,59677.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,16919.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 641.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 581.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 290.5%Two or more races
    • 50.08%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 40.07%Asian alone
Median resident age:

27.4 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Males: 2,961  (50.0%)
Females: 2,965  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Dewey County:

3.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,499 ($23,272 in 1999)
This county:

$48,499
South Dakota:

$59,533

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $303 (lower quartile is $148, upper quartile is $419)
This county:

$303
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $71,299 (it was $32,900 in 2000)
Dewey:

$71,299
South Dakota:

$185,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,421 - $128,979

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $134,545
Here:

$134,545
State:

$222,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $68,200
Here:

$68,200
State:

$231,929

Mobile homes: $144,501
Here:

$144,501
State:

$69,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $901
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $402

Institutionalized population: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Dewey, SD residents
Average permit cost in Dewey, SD
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,236 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $844 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Dewey, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dewey, SD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dewey, SD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.4%
Dewey County:

28.4%
South Dakota:

11.9%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.9% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 27.4 years old
(Males: 26.5 years old, Females: 29.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.1 years old, Black residents: 38.8 years old, American Indian residents: 24.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13.5 years old, Other race residents: 53.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dewey County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Eagle Butte, Eagle Butte, Timber Lake, Isabel, La Plant, Whitehorse, Green Grass.

Dewey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dewey County: Geno Hunt Ranch (A), J and E Trailer Court (B), Beef Camp Ranch (C), Budahl Ranch (D), Collins Ranch (E), Diermier Ranch (F), Elsey Ranch (G), Fields Ranch (H), White Cloud Ranch (I), Holmes Ranch (J), Hunt Ranch (K), Johnson Ranch (L), Keller Ranch (M), Kessler Ranch (N), Knight Ranch (O), Libolt Ranch (P), Longbrake Ranch (Q), Mitchell Ranch (R), Red Coat Ranch (S), R Keckler Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dewey County include: Frazier Church (A), Dupree Church (B), Sunnybrook Church (C), Saint Luke Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Red Elm Cemetery (1), Saint Marks Cemetery (2), Saint Pius Cemetery (3), Buffalo Cemetery (4), Little Dog Cemetery (5), Iron Lightning Cemetery (6), Eaglestaff Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Buffalo (A), Rattlesnake Lake (B), Bedners Dam (C), Lake of the Woods (D), Staple M Dam (E), Herren Dam (F), Sears Dam (G), Sargent Dam (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Rattlesnake Creek (A), Red Coat Creek (B), Dog Creek (C), Red Scaffold Creek (D), Council Bear Creek (E), Bull Creek (F), Sophia Creek (G), Beaver Trap Creek (H), Felix Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Waldo County, Maine , Lincoln County, Oregon , Linn County, Oregon , Harding County , Lincoln County, Wisconsin , Price County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Dewey, SD
County total employment by year in Dewey, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Dewey, SD

Current college students: 262
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 13 (29.8% naturalized citizens)

Dewey County:

0.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 12000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 9Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.7%

Dewey County marital status for males Dewey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,370
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 98
  • 3 or 4: 43
  • 5 to 9: 57
  • 10 to 19: 32
  • 20 or more: 41
  • Mobile homes: 410

Housing units in Dewey County with a mortgage: 251 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 783

Here:

24.3% with mortgage
State:

55.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dewey County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,37016
Catholic1,2016
Evangelical Protestant48911
Other4501
None1,791-
Dewey County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Dewey County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Dewey County:

11.70 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

5.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dewey County:

13.9%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Dewey County:

37.9%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Dewey County:

Average size of farms: 3821 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,811
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $23.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,184
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,857
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.85
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.62%
Corn for grain: 1592 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6528 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Dewey County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 30276498.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Dewey County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 90% 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 474.8 miles away from Dewey County 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 104.5 miles away from the county 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 299.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 251.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from Dewey County center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 634.0 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2019 - April 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4440, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 24, 2016 - December 26, 2016, FEMA Id: 4298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2014 to June 20, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4186: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4186, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 03, 2013 to October 17, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4155: November 08, 2013, FEMA Id: 4155, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2010 to June 24, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1929: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1929, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2009 to July 06, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1844: June 16, 2009, FEMA Id: 1844, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: November 05, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1811: December 12, 2008, FEMA Id: 1811, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dewey

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,690 (71.9%)
  • Carpooled: 254 (10.8%)
  • Bus: 3 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 44 (1.9%)
  • Walked: 97 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 276 (11.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Information (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Information (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (33%)
  • South Africa (25%)
  • Iraq (17%)
  • Sweden (8%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dewey County


  • German (6%)
  • American (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Norwegian (0%)
  • Polish (0%)
  • Swedish (0%)
  • Pennsylvania German (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dewey County, South Dakota in 2000:

  • 56 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 17 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Dewey County, South Dakota in 2010:

  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,478.

5.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.77% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($20,810 average AGI)
1.32% relocated from other states ($9,220 average AGI)
Dewey County:

1.32%
South Dakota average:

3.70%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pennington County, SD  1.02% ($19,500 average AGI)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.02% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($39,027 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($6,694 average AGI)
Dewey County:

1.29%
South Dakota average:

3.63%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ziebach County, SD  1.09% ($52,545 average AGI)
to Corson County, SD  1.04% ($68,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 24.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 24.6

Births per 1000 population in Dewey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Dewey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dewey County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dewey County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dewey County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dewey County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dewey County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dewey County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dewey County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 662 (561 aged, 101 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 220 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 28%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 16.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,056
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 180
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 165,985

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,840
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,331
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,926
  • Male householders: 725 (187 living alone), Female householders: 975 (216 living alone)
  • 696 spouses (693 opposite-sex spouses), 175 unmarried partners, (175 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,184 children (1,988 natural, 54 adopted, 144 stepchildren), 666 grandchildren, 131 brothers or sisters, 28 parents, 0 foster children, 182 other relatives, 111 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 58

Size of family households: 450 2-persons, 206 3-persons, 200 4-persons, 177 5-persons, 80 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 404 1-person, 58 2-persons, 5 3-persons.

853 married couples with children.
596 single-parent households (164 men, 432 women).

86.2% of residents of Dewey speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
12.8% of residents speak other language at home (99% speak English very well, 1% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $82,000,000 ($13,410 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $580,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,781,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,553,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,138,000
Federal grants: $35,267,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,243,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,017,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $375,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $508,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,610,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 770
Here:

125 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 283
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -291
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dewey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.04 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • 282014 or later
  • 292010 to 2013
  • 1942000 to 2009
  • 2841990 to 1999
  • 3671980 to 1989
  • 4511970 to 1979
  • 2491960 to 1969
  • 1631950 to 1959
  • 741940 to 1949
  • 2021939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 203 rooms
  • 1134 rooms
  • 3465 rooms
  • 2316 rooms
  • 1577 rooms
  • 928 rooms
  • 559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • 101 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 763 rooms
  • 1354 rooms
  • 2995 rooms
  • 876 rooms
  • 157 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 59+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 171 bedroom
  • 1932 bedrooms
  • 4193 bedrooms
  • 3004 bedrooms
  • 1045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dewey County, South Dakota
  • 11no bedroom
  • 861 bedroom
  • 1732 bedrooms
  • 2903 bedrooms
  • 924 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dewey County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dewey County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dewey County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 20no vehicle
  • 2461 vehicle
  • 3582 vehicles
  • 2423 vehicles
  • 1084 vehicles
  • 595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dewey County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dewey County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 102no vehicle
  • 3531 vehicle
  • 1442 vehicles
  • 503 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

95.8% of Dewey County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in South Dakota.

Dewey County:

95.8%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,987
  • Other state: 875
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 588
  • South: 83
  • West: 203
Year householders moved into unit in Dewey County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dewey County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.6%Electricity
  • 13.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.0%
South Dakota:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

17.0%
South Dakota:

13.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dewey County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $728,000
    Police Protection: $395,000
    Financial Administration: $316,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    General Public Buildings: $82,000
    Central Staff Services: $58,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Highways: $57,000
    Other: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $342,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $314,000
    General Local Government Support: $114,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,217,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $632,000
    Other: $130,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,193,000

Dewey County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $728,000
    Police Protection: $395,000
    Financial Administration: $316,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    General Public Buildings: $82,000
    Central Staff Services: $58,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Highways: $57,000
    Other: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $342,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $314,000
    General Local Government Support: $114,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,217,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $632,000
    Other: $130,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,193,000

Dewey County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $728,000
    Police Protection: $395,000
    Financial Administration: $316,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    General Public Buildings: $82,000
    Central Staff Services: $58,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Highways: $57,000
    Other: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $342,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $314,000
    General Local Government Support: $114,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,217,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $632,000
    Other: $130,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,193,000

Dewey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $728,000
    Police Protection: $395,000
    Financial Administration: $316,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    General Public Buildings: $82,000
    Central Staff Services: $58,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Health - Other: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $18,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $209,000
    Highways: $57,000
    Other: $24,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $150,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $137,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $342,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,120,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $314,000
    General Local Government Support: $114,000
    Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,217,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $632,000
    Other: $130,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,193,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 321
  • Number of aged recipients: 32
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 289
  • Number of recipients under 18: 63
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 173
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 85
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 100
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 149
Most common first names in Dewey County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3173.0 years
William2076.5 years
Mary1877.6 years
Frank1577.0 years
Charles1372.1 years
James1263.8 years
Fred1279.7 years
Albert1076.8 years
Anna1082.8 years
Joseph974.1 years
Most common last names in Dewey County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lebeau1581.0 years
Bowker1367.9 years
Thompson1256.6 years
Dupris1251.2 years
Schweitzer1081.9 years
Ducheneaux1062.4 years
Garreau1070.5 years
Janis955.3 years
Traversie970.8 years
Marshall768.3 years

Businesses in Dewey County, SD

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • H&R Block: 1