Miller, South Dakota

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Miller, South Dakota

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High Points

Miller 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 Miller Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Miller Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Miller Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 19% Miller Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Miller, South Dakota

Comparing Miller 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Miller Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 131 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 273 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Hand
Standard Zip Codes 57362
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.518
Longitude -98.988

Miller Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MILLER
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 19.7 inches
Station HIGHMORE 1 W
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 21.2 inches
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches
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Miller Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,530 100%
Male 697 45.6%
Female 833 54.4%
Under 18 292 19.1%
18+ 1,238 80.9%
65+ 509 33.3%
Median Age 49.2
Average Family Size 2.77
White 1,517 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.3%

Estimated Miller Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,364
Growth -166
Growth % -10.8%

Miller 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 48.9%
Norwegian 10.3%
English 7%
Irish 6.7%
US/American 5.4%
Dutch 2.8%
Russian 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Czech 1.7%
Scottish 1.7%
Danish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.4%
French Canadian 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
European 0.7%
Welsh 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Como (57362)

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)
Miller 1,530 $39,293
Highmore 851 $45,469
St. Lawrence 210 $34,583
Wessington 248 $35,750

Miller Public Libraries

Hand County Library
Miller, South Dakota
(605) 853-3693

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Miller High Schools (2004)

623 E 4TH ST
Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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