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People

Total Population 3,082
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 1,455
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,269
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $507
Median House Value $102,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 13.7%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station FORT MEADE
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
Station RAPID CITY 4 NW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Belle Fourche 5,702 $53,317
Central City 170 $60,000
Deadwood 1,211 $66,477
Spearfish 10,980 $65,542
Sturgis 6,657 $60,299
Whitewood 925 $52,708

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

Lead Public Libraries

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Phoebe Aperson Hearst Free Library
315 W MAIN
Lead, South Dakota
(605) 584-2013
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