Armour, South Dakota

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Armour, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Armour Short Commute Times
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Armour Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Armour Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Armour Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Armour Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Armour, South Dakota

Comparing Armour 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 10 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 7
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 8
People Living Alone 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 8

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Armour Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 84 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 188 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Douglas
Standard Zip Codes 57313
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.318
Longitude -98.346

Armour Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ARMOUR
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
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Armour Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 782 100%
Male 364 46.5%
Female 418 53.5%
Under 18 172 22%
18+ 610 78%
65+ 240 30.7%
Median Age 47.6
Average Family Size 2.79
White 767 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.6%

Estimated Armour Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 736
Growth -46
Growth % -5.9%

Armour 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 51.4%
Dutch 11.3%
Irish 8.6%
English 5.4%
Norwegian 5.1%
Czech 4.9%
US/American 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Swedish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Polish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Armour 782 $41,797
Corsica 644 $34,531
Delmont 263 $33,000
Geddes 252 $36,250
Lake Andes 819 $28,833
Parkston 1,674 $39,688
Wagner 1,675 $28,021

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Armour High Schools (2004)

604 3RD ST
Serves 86 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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