Clark, South Dakota

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Clark, South Dakota

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Clark Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Clark Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Clark Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Clark, South Dakota

Comparing Clark 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 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 2 5
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Clark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 104 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 219 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Clark
Standard Zip Codes 57225
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.877
Longitude -97.732

Clark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CLARK
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches
Station DE SMET
Distance 35.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
Distance 35.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.6 inches
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Clark Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,285 100%
Male 587 45.7%
Female 698 54.3%
Under 18 293 22.8%
18+ 992 77.2%
65+ 382 29.7%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 1,268 98.7%
African-American 3 0.2%
Asian 4 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Clark Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,186
Growth -99
Growth % -7.7%

Clark 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 38.9%
Norwegian 29.7%
Irish 6.7%
English 5.2%
US/American 3.9%
Swedish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Polish 2%
Danish 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Finnish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
German Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clark 1,285 $39,167
Bradley 112 $32,500
Doland 297 $35,625
Florence 299 $38,750
Henry 268 $42,500
Willow Lake 294 $34,750

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Emil M Larson Library
Clark, South Dakota
(605) 532-5571

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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