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Mellette County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2019: 2,085 (all rural); it was 2,083 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 126
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 340
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 451
Renter-occupied apartments: 227 (it was 243 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 1306 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mellette County: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.0%), Public administration (11.9%), Retail trade (11.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 44%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Mellette County, SD (2019)
    • 1,16455.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 78937.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 944.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 432.1%Two or more races
    • 30.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

33.5 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Males: 1,044  (50.1%)
Females: 1,041  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Mellette County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,311 ($23,219 in 1999)
This county:

$31,311
South Dakota:

$59,533

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $203 (lower quartile is $119, upper quartile is $386)
This county:

$203
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $35,539 (it was $28,700 in 2000)
Mellette:

$35,539
South Dakota:

$185,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $14,468 - $91,516
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,077
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $340

Institutionalized population: 49
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mellette, SD residents
Average permit cost in Mellette, 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: $973 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $901 (2.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Mellette, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mellette, SD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mellette, SD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 47.9%
Mellette County:

47.9%
South Dakota:

11.9%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.1% for American Indian residents, 82.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 33.5 years old
(Males: 33.2 years old, Females: 34.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.5 years old, American Indian residents: 25.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mellette 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: White River, Norris, Corn Creek, Wood.

Mellette 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 Mellette County: Seven-11 Ranch (A), Tepee Ranger Station (B), Loring Siding (C), Shephard Ranch (D), Pitts Ranch (E), Cooper Ranch (F), Carter Ranch (G), Bowman Ranch (H), Booker Ranch (I), Richmond Ranch (J), Smith Ranch (K), Stringham Ranch (L), Corey Ranch (M), Waisnan Ranch (N), Winters Ranch (O), X-T Ranch (P), Blaine Ranch (Q), Streeter Ranch (R), Black Hills Playhouse (S), Sturm Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Custer Cemetery (1), Pringle Cemetery (2), Fairburn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake of the Pines (A), Sylvan Lake (B), Stockdale Lake (C), Lakota Lake (D), Legion Lake (E), Center Lake (F), Ward Reservoir (G), Stockade Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spokane Creek (A), French Creek (B), Grace Coolidge Creek (C), Bismark Creek (D), Swint Creek (E), Little Squaw-Humper Creek (F), Badger Clark Creek (G), Lightning Creek (H), Laughing Water Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mellette County include: Zimbleman Deer Camp (1), Jewel Cave National Monument (2), Custer State Park - Norbeck Wildlife Preserve (3), Custer State Park (4), Norbeck Wildlife Preserve (5), Wind Cave National Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Knox County, Maine , Douglas County , Oswego County, New York , Ozaukee County, Wisconsin , Roscommon County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 66
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (119.1% naturalized citizens)

Mellette County:

0.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 31980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 2Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.4%

Mellette County marital status for males Mellette County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 520
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 25
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • 20 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 243

Housing units in Mellette County with a mortgage: 106 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 364

Here:

22.6% with mortgage
State:

55.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mellette County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4795
Evangelical Protestant2026
Other1031
Catholic802
None1,184-
Mellette 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
Mellette County:

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Mellette County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

9.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mellette County:

11.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Mellette County:

32.9%
State:

27.7%

Agriculture in Mellette County:

Average size of farms: 3302 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $153,053
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $130,548
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.88%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,489
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.06
Corn for grain: 2206 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 14212 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 360 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mellette County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 16214190.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Mellette County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 278% 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 494.4 miles away from Mellette County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 254.9 miles away from the county center
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 81.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 259.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.9 miles away from Mellette County center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2019 - June 7, 2019, FEMA Id: 4463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1886: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1886, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 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
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2004 to June 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1531: July 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1531, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Incident Period: March 01, 2001 to April 30, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1375: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1375, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Mellette County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 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 - Mellette

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 281 (67.2%)
  • Carpooled: 70 (16.7%)
  • Walked: 37 (8.9%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (7.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (32%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (30%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

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


  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Other Eastern Europe (75%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mellette County


  • German (8%)
  • European (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Czech (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
45 people in nursing homes
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,893.

5.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.82% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($27,364 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


5.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.65% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($40,625 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.8

Births per 1000 population in Mellette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Mellette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 25.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 17.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mellette County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 19.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mellette County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mellette County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mellette County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mellette County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mellette County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mellette County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 286 (254 aged, 32 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 55 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,916
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,006
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 48

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,085
  • Male householders: 385 (92 living alone), Female householders: 292 (77 living alone)
  • 321 spouses (321 opposite-sex spouses), 54 unmarried partners, (54 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 655 children (525 natural, 88 adopted, 40 stepchildren), 252 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 35 foster children, 29 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 42

Size of family households: 167 2-persons, 116 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 171 1-person, 13 2-persons.

308 married couples with children.
142 single-parent households (66 men, 76 women).

92.3% of residents of Mellette speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
6.6% of residents speak other language at home (97% speak English very well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $17,406,000 ($8,332 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $24,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,995,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,914,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,241,000
Federal grants: $8,561,000
Federal procurement contracts: $99,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $596,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $160,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $754,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,101,000

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

Births: 181
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 122
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -49
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mellette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.04 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • 442014 or later
  • 62010 to 2013
  • 852000 to 2009
  • 1201990 to 1999
  • 641980 to 1989
  • 1551970 to 1979
  • 1011960 to 1969
  • 1001950 to 1959
  • 321940 to 1949
  • 1221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mellette County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • 41 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 53 rooms
  • 994 rooms
  • 1275 rooms
  • 1406 rooms
  • 317 rooms
  • 178 rooms
  • 349+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • 51 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 63 rooms
  • 594 rooms
  • 565 rooms
  • 456 rooms
  • 117 rooms
  • 58 rooms
  • 99+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mellette County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • 3no bedroom
  • 161 bedroom
  • 1192 bedrooms
  • 2283 bedrooms
  • 704 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mellette County, South Dakota
  • 5no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 822 bedrooms
  • 743 bedrooms
  • 254 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mellette County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mellette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mellette County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 42no vehicle
  • 951 vehicle
  • 1202 vehicles
  • 1303 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mellette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mellette County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 47no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 632 vehicles
  • 143 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

96.3% of Mellette County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in South Dakota.

Mellette County:

96.3%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 1,697
  • Other state: 370
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 262
  • South: 31
  • West: 68
Year householders moved into unit in Mellette County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mellette County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.8%Electricity
  • 14.6%Wood
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 33.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.3%Wood
  • 4.0%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
South Dakota:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

5.4%
South Dakota:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

29.4%
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

Mellette County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $142,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $184,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Financial Administration: $142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000
    Central Staff Services: $111,000
    Health - Other: $66,000
    General Public Buildings: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $19,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $882,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
    Other License: $2,000

Mellette County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $142,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $184,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Financial Administration: $142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000
    Central Staff Services: $111,000
    Health - Other: $66,000
    General Public Buildings: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $19,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $882,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
    Other License: $2,000

Mellette County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $142,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $184,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Financial Administration: $142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000
    Central Staff Services: $111,000
    Health - Other: $66,000
    General Public Buildings: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $19,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $882,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
    Other License: $2,000

Mellette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $142,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $573,000
    Police Protection: $345,000
    Correctional Institutions: $184,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Financial Administration: $142,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000
    Central Staff Services: $111,000
    Health - Other: $66,000
    General Public Buildings: $52,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $17,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $19,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $120,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $972,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $445,000
    General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $882,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
    Other License: $2,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 104
  • Number of aged recipients: 4
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 100
  • Number of recipients under 18: 6
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 62
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 36
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 29
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 39
Most common first names in Mellette County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1279.6 years
George1082.1 years
William979.2 years
Charles976.9 years
Ruth876.7 years
Mary888.1 years
James879.7 years
Anna788.2 years
Frank780.0 years
Martha683.1 years
Most common last names in Mellette County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bordeaux979.7 years
Krogman881.4 years
Jones883.4 years
Rattlingleaf762.0 years
Johnson676.2 years
Bartlett674.7 years
Burnette562.0 years
Runninghorse577.0 years
Clairmont476.2 years
Deiss473.3 years

Mellette County on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"