Lead, South Dakota

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Lead, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Lead Low Property Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Lead Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Lead Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Lead Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Lead, South Dakota

Comparing Lead 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4
People Above Poverty 5 3
Median Family Income 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 7 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 8
Low Violent Crime 9 6

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Lead Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles NW of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 325 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 57754
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.352
Longitude -103.764

Lead Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEAD
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 30 to 50 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 34 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
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Lead Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,027 100%
Male 1,520 50.2%
Female 1,507 49.8%
Under 18 789 26.1%
18+ 2,238 73.9%
65+ 393 13%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 2.89
White 2,898 95.7%
African-American 7 0.2%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 68 2.2%
Other 18 0.6%
Mixed Race 30 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 82 2.7%

Estimated Lead Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,891
Growth -136
Growth % -4.5%

Lead 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 36.5%
English 8.1%
Irish 7.8%
Norwegian 7.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
US/American 6.7%
Swedish 3.6%
Italian 3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Dutch 2.3%
Finnish 2.2%
Polish 1.7%
French Canadian 1.6%
Scottish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Danish 1.2%
Canadian 0.8%
Croatian 0.6%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Slavic 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Englewood (57754)
Savoy (57754)
Spearfish Canyon (57754)
Terraville (57754)
Terry Peak (57754)
Tilton (57754)
Trojan (57754)

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)
Lead 3,027 $35,855
Belle Fourche 4,565 $35,506
Central City 149 $31,250
Deadwood 1,380 $37,132
Spearfish 8,606 $40,257
Sturgis 6,442 $38,698
Whitewood 844 $30,859

Lead Public Libraries

Phoebe Aperson Hearst Free Library
315 W MAIN
Lead, South Dakota
(605) 584-2013
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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