Edgemont, South Dakota

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Edgemont, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Edgemont Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Edgemont Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Edgemont Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 17% Edgemont Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Edgemont Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Edgemont, South Dakota

Comparing Edgemont 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 7
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
College Educated Adults 3 1
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 7
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 6
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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Edgemont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles SW of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 253 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Fall River
Standard Zip Codes 57735
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.301
Longitude -103.825

Edgemont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 34 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 89 F
Oct Temp 32 to 64 F
Annual Precip 16.2 inches
Station ARDMORE 2 N
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 35 F
Apr Temp 30 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 31 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 85 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
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Edgemont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 867 100%
Male 440 50.7%
Female 427 49.3%
Under 18 173 20%
18+ 694 80%
65+ 213 24.6%
Median Age 48.8
Average Family Size 2.64
White 808 93.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 3.9%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 21 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.8%

Estimated Edgemont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 823
Growth -44
Growth % -5.1%

Edgemont 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 32.5%
English 14.6%
Norwegian 14.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
US/American 7%
Irish 5.4%
Dutch 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Italian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Polish 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
European 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Basque 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ardmore (57735)
Burdock (57735)
Dewey (57735)
Lauzen (57735)
Provo (57735)

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)
Edgemont 867 $36,667
Hot Springs 4,129 $35,786
Pringle 125 $28,571

Edgemont Public Libraries

Edgemont Public Library
412 2ND AVE
Edgemont, South Dakota
(605) 662-7712

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Edgemont High Schools (2004)

715 D ST
Serves 54 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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