Highmore, South Dakota

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Highmore, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Highmore Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Highmore Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Highmore Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 14% Highmore Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Highmore Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Highmore Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 18% Highmore Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Highmore, South Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 7 9
People Above Poverty 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Public Transportation Use 7 9
Working at Home 6 4


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 5
Low Violent Crime 7 4

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Highmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 151 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 287 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hyde
Standard Zip Codes 57345
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.521
Longitude -99.441

Highmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HIGHMORE 1 W
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
Station HARROLD 12 SSW
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Highmore Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 851 100%
Male 388 45.6%
Female 463 54.4%
Under 18 197 23.1%
18+ 654 76.9%
65+ 236 27.7%
Median Age 44.6
Average Family Size 2.99
White 816 95.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 3.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Highmore Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 808
Growth -43
Growth % -5.1%

Highmore 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 45.2%
Norwegian 15.3%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 9.2%
English 6.3%
Czech 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.8%
Danish 1.7%
Swedish 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Belgian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Howell (57345)
Tennis (57345)

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)
Highmore 851 $45,469
Harrold 209 $36,071
Miller 1,530 $39,293
St. Lawrence 210 $34,583

Highmore Public Libraries

Hyde County Library
Highmore, South Dakota
(605) 852-2514

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Highmore High Schools (2004)

Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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