Kadoka, South Dakota

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Kadoka, South Dakota

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

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Top 15% Kadoka Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Kadoka, South Dakota

Comparing Kadoka 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 9 6
Age of the Population 9 6
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
People Living Alone 7 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 4
Low Violent Crime 6 4

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Kadoka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 87 miles E of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 332 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 57543
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.833
Longitude -101.509

Kadoka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PHILIP 1 S
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 88 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 65 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
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Kadoka Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 706 100%
Male 327 46.3%
Female 379 53.7%
Under 18 195 27.6%
18+ 511 72.4%
65+ 161 22.8%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 3.11
White 593 84%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 92 13%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 18 2.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Kadoka Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 668
Growth -38
Growth % -5.4%

Kadoka 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 29%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
English 11%
US/American 7.5%
Irish 7.5%
Norwegian 4.3%
Danish 3.4%
Dutch 2.8%
Czech 2.3%
Polish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scandinavian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Italian 1.1%
Swedish 0.7%
European 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Northern European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kadoka 706 $31,167
Midland 179 $31,667
Philip 885 $43,929

Kadoka Public Libraries

Jackson County Library
Kadoka, South Dakota
(605) 837-2689

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Kadoka High Schools (2004)

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Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

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