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People

Total Population 581
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 326
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,923
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,404

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,719
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.2%
Median Gross Rent $454
Median House Value $73,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 4.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Preston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 206 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kingsbury
Standard Zip Codes 57233, 57249
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.363
Longitude -97.376

Lake Preston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DE SMET
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
Station HOWARD
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Station WENTWORTH 2 WNW
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Spirit Lake (57233)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington 1,013 $60,938
Badger 68 $50,938
Bryant 372 $47,500
De Smet 1,171 $61,250
Lake Norden 586 $51,667
Oldham 160 $55,833

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lake Preston Public Libraries

Library
Lake Preston City Library
225 N MAIN AVE
Lake Preston, South Dakota
(605) 847-4402

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Lake Preston High Schools

LAKE PRESTON HI SCH
300 1ST STREET NE
605-847-4455
Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

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