Newell, South Dakota

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Newell, South Dakota

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 11% Newell Public Transportation Use
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Newell Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Newell, South Dakota

Comparing Newell 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
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 4
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 4 2
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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Newell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles N of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 353 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Butte
Standard Zip Codes 57760
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.714
Longitude -103.42

Newell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEWELL
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 15.4 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 21.6 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 57 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
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Newell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 646 100%
Male 300 46.4%
Female 346 53.6%
Under 18 174 26.9%
18+ 472 73.1%
65+ 121 18.7%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.99
White 629 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 1.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Newell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 641
Growth -5
Growth % -0.8%

Newell 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 38.7%
Norwegian 12%
Irish 10.9%
US/American 10.7%
English 6.3%
Swedish 3.3%
Dutch 3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Finnish 2.2%
Danish 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Italian 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Polish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Basque 0.5%
Welsh 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Castle Rock (57760)
Cedar Canyon (57760)
Gill (57760)
Hoover (57760)

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)
Newell 646 $27,159
Belle Fourche 4,565 $35,506
Nisland 204 $19,844
Sturgis 6,442 $38,698
Whitewood 844 $30,859

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Newell Public Library
Newell, South Dakota
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Student/teacher ratio: 12

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