Canistota, South Dakota

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Canistota, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Canistota Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Canistota Walking and Biking to Work
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Canistota Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Canistota, South Dakota

Comparing Canistota 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 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Age of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 1


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


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

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Canistota Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 175 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County McCook
Standard Zip Codes 57012
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.597
Longitude -97.29

Canistota Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.5 inches
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
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Canistota Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 700 100%
Male 332 47.4%
Female 368 52.6%
Under 18 196 28%
18+ 504 72%
65+ 170 24.3%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.17
White 685 97.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.9%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 7 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Canistota Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 700
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Canistota 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 50.2%
Norwegian 9.3%
Irish 7.3%
Dutch 5.1%
Danish 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
English 4.4%
Swedish 3.8%
US/American 3.5%
Italian 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
European 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rumpus Ridge (57012)

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)
Canistota 700 $39,464
Bridgewater 607 $39,375
Humboldt 521 $45,000
Marion 892 $43,375
Monroe 163 $42,143
Montrose 460 $39,583
Salem 1,371 $44,167
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Canistota High Schools (2004)

421 4TH AVE
Serves 98 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

Canistota Colleges

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