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People

Total Population 317
Male Share of the Population 54.6%
Female Share of the Population 45.4%
Senior Citizens 29%
Employed Population 16+ 145
Age of the Population 52

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,875
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 11%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 44.2%
Median Gross Rent $530
Median House Value $54,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 23%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bison Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 106 miles N of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 419 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Perkins
Standard Zip Codes 57620
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.52
Longitude -102.46

Bison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BISON
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Station USTA 8 WNW KELLY RANCH
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 88 F
Oct Temp 28 to 61 F
Annual Precip 15.5 inches
Station GLAD VALLEY 2 W
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 17.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ada (57620)

Bixby (57620)

Cash (57620)

Chance (57620)

Govert (57620)

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

Bison Public Libraries

Library
Bison Public Library
300 W CARR ST
Bison, South Dakota
(605) 244-7252

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Bison High Schools

BISON HI SCH
200 E CARR ST
605-244-5961
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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