Martin, South Dakota

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Martin, South Dakota

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Martin Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Martin Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Martin Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Martin Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Martin, South Dakota

Comparing Martin 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 4
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Rents 8 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Housing Recently Built 5 7

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Martin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 97 miles SE of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 288 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Bennett
Standard Zip Codes 57551
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.172
Longitude -101.732

Martin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARTIN
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 18.6 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 18.5 inches
Distance 23.5 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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Martin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,106 100%
Male 525 47.5%
Female 581 52.5%
Under 18 349 31.6%
18+ 757 68.4%
65+ 207 18.7%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.28
White 597 54%
African-American 7 0.6%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 416 37.6%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 81 7.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 38 3.4%

Estimated Martin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,048
Growth -58
Growth % -5.2%

Martin 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.4%
German 15.3%
Irish 7.9%
English 6%
US/American 5.8%
Norwegian 4.2%
Swedish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Czech 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Celtic 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Harrington (57551)
Patricia (57551)
Swett (57551)
Vetal (57551)

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

Martin Public Libraries

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Martin, South Dakota
(605) 685-6556

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Martin High Schools (2004)

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Serves 150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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