Crooks, South Dakota

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Crooks, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
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(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Crooks Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Crooks People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Crooks Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Crooks, South Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 7 2
Walking and Biking to Work 5 2
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Crooks Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 172 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Minnehaha
Metro Area Sioux Falls
Standard Zip Codes 57020
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.664
Longitude -96.81

Crooks Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 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
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
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Crooks Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 859 100%
Male 430 50.1%
Female 429 49.9%
Under 18 295 34.3%
18+ 564 65.7%
65+ 28 3.3%
Median Age 29.9
Average Family Size 3.38
White 843 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Crooks Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,077
Growth 218
Growth % 25.4%

Crooks 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 37.6%
Norwegian 20.3%
US/American 9.1%
Irish 5.9%
Dutch 5.4%
English 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Swedish 2.9%
Czech 2.4%
Danish 2%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Polish 1.4%
European 0.9%
Italian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Renner (57020)

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)
Crooks 859 $56,528
Baltic 811 $50,000
Brandon 5,693 $60,472
Colton 662 $45,139
Dell Rapids 2,980 $49,536
Hartford 1,844 $53,942
Sioux Falls 123,975 $51,516
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