Faulkton, South Dakota

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Faulkton, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Faulkton Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 3% trophy Faulkton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Faulkton, South Dakota

Comparing Faulkton 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 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Housing Recently Built 5 6

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Faulkton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 146 miles SE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 286 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Faulk
Standard Zip Codes 57438
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.035
Longitude -99.123

Faulkton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
Station HIGHMORE 23 N
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 24 F
Apr Temp 31 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 87 F
Oct Temp 32 to 61 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Faulkton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 785 100%
Male 357 45.5%
Female 428 54.5%
Under 18 148 18.9%
18+ 637 81.1%
65+ 279 35.5%
Median Age 51
Average Family Size 2.72
White 782 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Faulkton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 703
Growth -82
Growth % -10.4%

Faulkton 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 54.5%
English 7.1%
US/American 5.9%
Norwegian 5.2%
Irish 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Danish 3.5%
Swedish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Dutch 2%
Russian 1.4%
Luxemburger 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Burkmere (57438)
Miranda (57438)
Norbeck (57438)
Wecota (57438)

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)
Faulkton 785 $37,750
Cresbard 143 $44,250

Faulkton Public Libraries

Faulk County Library
Faulkton, South Dakota
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Faulkton High Schools (2004)

Serves 113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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