Onida, South Dakota

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Onida, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Onida Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Onida Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Onida Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Onida Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Onida, South Dakota

Comparing Onida 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
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6
Working at Home 6 3
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9

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Onida Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 149 miles S of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 316 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sully
Standard Zip Codes 57564
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.708
Longitude -100.059

Onida Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ONIDA 4 NW
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station OAHE DAM
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
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Onida Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 740 100%
Male 372 50.3%
Female 368 49.7%
Under 18 210 28.4%
18+ 530 71.6%
65+ 102 13.8%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.1
White 729 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated Onida Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 665
Growth -75
Growth % -10.1%

Onida 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 45.3%
Irish 9.7%
Norwegian 7.2%
English 6.3%
US/American 4.9%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Swedish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Dutch 2.1%
Polish 1.9%
Danish 1.7%
Swiss 1.5%
Czech 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
European 0.8%
Luxemburger 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kasper (57564)

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)
Onida 740 $44,583
Blunt 370 $31,667
Gettysburg 1,352 $37,763
Harrold 209 $36,071

Onida Public Libraries

Sully Area Library
Onida, South Dakota
(605) 258-2133
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Onida High Schools (2004)

500 8TH ST
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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