Eureka, South Dakota

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Eureka, South Dakota

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High Points

Eureka 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 Eureka Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Eureka Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Eureka Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Eureka Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Eureka, South Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 1 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 2 2


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

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Eureka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles SE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 313 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McPherson
Standard Zip Codes 57437
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.769
Longitude -99.619

Eureka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station EUREKA
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Station ASHLEY
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 17.3 inches
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Eureka Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,101 100%
Male 494 44.9%
Female 607 55.1%
Under 18 171 15.5%
18+ 930 84.5%
65+ 500 45.4%
Median Age 60.9
Average Family Size 2.64
White 1,090 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Eureka Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 988
Growth -113
Growth % -10.3%

Eureka 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 79.4%
US/American 4.5%
Norwegian 3.2%
English 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Irish 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
German Russian 1.2%
Russian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Greenway (57437)
Hills (57437)

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)
Eureka 1,101 $30,956
Bowdle 571 $34,091
Herreid 482 $40,000
Hosmer 287 $37,813
Java 197 $36,875

Eureka Public Libraries

Kathryn Schulkoski Public Library
613 7TH ST
Eureka, South Dakota
(605) 284-2863

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Eureka High Schools (2004)

706 9TH ST
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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