Freeman, South Dakota

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 4% trophy Freeman Short Commute Times
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Top 9% Freeman Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Freeman, South Dakota

Comparing Freeman 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 9
Affordability of Rents 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Freeman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hutchinson
Standard Zip Codes 57029
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.352
Longitude -97.436

Freeman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARION
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Station MENNO
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
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Freeman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,317 100%
Male 589 44.7%
Female 728 55.3%
Under 18 260 19.7%
18+ 1,057 80.3%
65+ 459 34.9%
Median Age 48.3
Average Family Size 2.78
White 1,309 99.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Freeman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,223
Growth -94
Growth % -7.1%

Freeman 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 74%
Swiss 4%
US/American 3.9%
Norwegian 3.3%
Danish 2.6%
Greek 2.2%
Irish 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
English 1.3%
Czech 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
German Russian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Croatian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Freeman 1,317 $39,118
Bridgewater 607 $39,375
Hurley 426 $47,083
Marion 892 $43,375
Menno 729 $38,125
Monroe 163 $42,143
Parker 1,031 $44,226

Freeman Public Libraries

Freeman Public Library
Freeman, South Dakota
(605) 925-7003
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Freeman High Schools (2004)

1001 S WIPF ST
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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