Beresford, South Dakota

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Beresford, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Beresford Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Beresford Well-Paid Single Women
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Beresford Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Beresford College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Beresford Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Beresford Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Beresford Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Beresford Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Beresford, South Dakota

Comparing Beresford 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 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 3 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Short Commute Times 9 4
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 5
Affordability of Rents 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 8
Low Property Crime 9 7

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Beresford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 133 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Union
Metro Area Sioux Falls
Standard Zip Codes 57004
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.08
Longitude -96.773

Beresford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 24.8 inches
Station CANTON 4 WNW
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
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Beresford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,006 100%
Male 950 47.4%
Female 1,056 52.6%
Under 18 488 24.3%
18+ 1,518 75.7%
65+ 443 22.1%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,984 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.5%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Beresford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,027
Growth 21
Growth % 1%

Beresford 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 27.3%
Norwegian 25.8%
Swedish 9.4%
Irish 8.8%
Danish 6.1%
US/American 4.1%
Dutch 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
English 2.5%
Northern European 1.2%
Swiss 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Italian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Alsen (57004)
Emmet (57004)

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)
Beresford 2,006 $45,231
Alcester 880 $44,286
Centerville 910 $39,643
Hudson 402 $44,792
Viborg 832 $39,327
Wakonda 374 $38,750
Worthing 585 $50,515

Beresford Public Libraries

Beresford Public Library
Beresford, South Dakota
(605) 763-2782
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Beresford High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

A Non-traditional School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.5

1109 W CEDAR
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Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

Beresford Colleges

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