Garretson, South Dakota

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Garretson

Garretson, South Dakota

Contact Accredited Schools With Online Options

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 10% Garretson People in Middle Class or Better
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Garretson Low Property Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Garretson Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 12% Garretson Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Garretson Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Garretson Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Garretson, South Dakota

Comparing Garretson 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
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Age of the Population 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 7 9
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 1
Working at Home 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Affordability of Rents 7 3
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 6 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 7
Low Violent Crime 8 5

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Garretson

Garretson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE 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 57030
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.717
Longitude -96.502

Garretson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 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 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Garretson

Garretson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,165 100%
Male 543 46.6%
Female 622 53.4%
Under 18 329 28.2%
18+ 836 71.8%
65+ 219 18.8%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 1,137 97.6%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.9%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 10 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Garretson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,152
Growth -13
Growth % -1.1%

Garretson 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 35.3%
Norwegian 31.6%
US/American 5.1%
Dutch 4.8%
Irish 4.6%
English 4%
Swedish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Danish 1.4%
Polish 1.1%
Czech 1%
Belgian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Turkish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Garretson

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Palisade (57030)

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)
Garretson 1,165 $46,389
Baltic 811 $50,000
Brandon 5,693 $60,472
Crooks 859 $56,528
Dell Rapids 2,980 $49,536
Sioux Falls 123,975 $51,516
Valley Springs 792 $49,167
  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Garretson

Featured Colleges in the Garretson Area (QuickSchools™)

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads
Utica College

What They’re Known For

Founded in 1946 and located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a regionally accredited, independent, private institution that features many of the advantages of a large university — such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academics, and outstanding faculty — with the intimacy and high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions.

  • Programs: Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis - Cyber Policy, MS Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations, MBA - Insurance & Risk Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Penn Foster College

Penn Foster College offers a complete learning experience for busy adults looking to advance their education around their schedule. With Penn Foster College, you can earn your degree or undergraduate certificate online and at a pace that’s right for you.

  • Programs: Veterinary Technician (Associate)
  • Degrees: Associate

Ohio University has offered distance learning educational opportunities for more than 100 years.

  • Programs: Online MSN Nurse Educator Degree, Master of Public Administration
  • Degrees: Master

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

  • Programs: MSHUS- Organizational and Social Services, MS in Psychology - Addictions, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Associate, Bachelor

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

  • Programs: Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts (Online), Entertainment Business, Master of Science (Online), Audio Production Bachelors (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor
Matching School Ads

Garretson High Schools (2004)

Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.6

Garretson Colleges

(List of South Dakota Colleges)

  • Overview
  • Almanac
  • People
  • Local
  • Schools
  • Places Similar To Garretson

Advanced Controls

Click this [+/-] link to see or edit the similarity criteria used.

Limit Results to One State?

City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
      loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose loose
1. Conway Springs, Kansas 84.8   32% 17.4% 15.2% 27 $48,000 10.7% 3% 1,322 4.8% 12.9 0.4% 0.8
2. Strasburg, Ohio 81.5   27.8% 16.5% 11.2% 23 $44,583 7.2% 1.9% 2,310 8.2% 18.2 0.2% 0.4
3. Blanchard, Louisiana 75.8   20.9% 14.6% 17.5% 25 $58,047 6.7% 4.7% 2,050 5.2% 17.1 0.2% 1
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Study Online in Garretson

Matching School Ads
Matching School Ads

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.

Additional Resources

Large City Map

Info for Garretson Government Officials

Are you an official in the Garretson government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104