Kimball, South Dakota

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Kimball, South Dakota

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Kimball Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Kimball Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Kimball Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Kimball, South Dakota

Comparing Kimball 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
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 4 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 4
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 4 4


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

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Kimball Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 113 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 230 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Brule
Standard Zip Codes 57355
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.746
Longitude -98.958

Kimball Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
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Kimball Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 745 100%
Male 349 46.8%
Female 396 53.2%
Under 18 208 27.9%
18+ 537 72.1%
65+ 171 23%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.11
White 740 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Kimball Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 693
Growth -52
Growth % -7%

Kimball 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 39.5%
US/American 15.8%
Czech 12.6%
Irish 6.2%
Norwegian 5.5%
English 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Danish 2.7%
Dutch 2%
Scottish 1.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
European 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lyonville (57355)

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)
Kimball 745 $37,813
Chamberlain 2,338 $43,500
Oacoma 390 $44,250
Plankinton 601 $40,809
Pukwana 287 $31,667
White Lake 405 $38,611

Kimball Public Libraries

Kimball Public Library
140 N MAIN SUITE 104
Kimball, South Dakota
(605) 778-6690

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Kimball High Schools (2004)

Serves 76 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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