Arlington, South Dakota

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Arlington, South Dakota

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High Points

Arlington strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Arlington Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Arlington Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Arlington Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Arlington Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Arlington Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 18% Arlington Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 18% Arlington People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Arlington, South Dakota

Comparing Arlington to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
College Educated Adults 8 6
Median Family Income 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 8
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Arlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 195 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kingsbury
Standard Zip Codes 57212
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.364
Longitude -97.132

Arlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Station DE SMET
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
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Arlington Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 992 100%
Male 472 47.6%
Female 520 52.4%
Under 18 217 21.9%
18+ 775 78.1%
65+ 292 29.4%
Median Age 43.1
Average Family Size 2.9
White 977 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Arlington Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 952
Growth -40
Growth % -4%

Arlington Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.8%
Norwegian 26.8%
Danish 10.5%
Irish 5.5%
English 5.3%
US/American 4.3%
Dutch 3.8%
Swedish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Finnish 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Belgian 1.1%
Scandinavian 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Austrian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Italian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
British 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Arlington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake Poinsett (57212)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Arlington 992 $43,813
Badger 144 $32,361
Bruce 272 $46,786
Lake Preston 737 $42,143
Oldham 206 $30,000
Sinai 133 $39,750
Volga 1,435 $51,131

Arlington Public Libraries

Arlington Community Library
Arlington, South Dakota
(605) 983-5241

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Arlington High Schools (2004)

306 S MAIN
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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