Milbank, South Dakota

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Milbank, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Milbank Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Milbank Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Milbank Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Milbank, South Dakota

Comparing Milbank 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 10 7
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 6
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 2 1


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


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

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Milbank Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 114 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 57252
Company Zip Codes 57253
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.219
Longitude -96.635

Milbank Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 57 F
Annual Precip 21.9 inches
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Milbank Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,640 100%
Male 1,672 45.9%
Female 1,968 54.1%
Under 18 905 24.9%
18+ 2,735 75.1%
65+ 884 24.3%
Median Age 42
Average Family Size 2.9
White 3,601 98.9%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 13 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 17 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.4%

Estimated Milbank Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,357
Growth -283
Growth % -7.8%

Milbank 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 51%
Norwegian 16.1%
US/American 5.7%
English 5.2%
Irish 4.3%
Swedish 3.3%
Dutch 2.4%
French Canadian 2.1%
Italian 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Northern European 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
European 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Milbank 3,640 $40,117
Big Stone City 605 $39,583
Corona 112 $28,125
Revillo 147 $49,375
South Shore 270 $36,875
Stockholm 105 $40,625
Wilmot 543 $29,750

Milbank Public Libraries

Grant County Public Library
Milbank, South Dakota
(605) 432-6543

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Milbank High Schools (2004)

Serves 361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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