Burke, South Dakota

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Burke, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Burke Affordability of Rents
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Burke Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Burke Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Burke Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Burke, South Dakota

Comparing Burke 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


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


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

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Burke Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 132 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 217 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Gregory
Standard Zip Codes 57523
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.182
Longitude -99.291

Burke Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 63 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Station ACADEMY 2 NE
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
Distance 38.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
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Burke Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 676 100%
Male 296 43.8%
Female 380 56.2%
Under 18 147 21.7%
18+ 529 78.3%
65+ 209 30.9%
Median Age 47.6
Average Family Size 2.85
White 659 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 1.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Burke Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 606
Growth -70
Growth % -10.4%

Burke 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 51.3%
English 10.4%
US/American 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Norwegian 4.4%
Swedish 3.8%
Irish 3.6%
Dutch 3.4%
Czech 3.2%
Danish 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Belgian 0.4%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lucas (57523)

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)
Burke 676 $32,333
Bonesteel 297 $30,833
Colome 340 $31,875
Dallas 144 $18,906
Fairfax 123 $36,000
Gregory 1,342 $31,250

Burke Public Libraries

Burke Public Library
704 MAIN
Burke, South Dakota
(605) 775-2373

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Burke High Schools (2004)

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Serves 89 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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