Philip, South Dakota

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Philip, South Dakota

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High Points

Philip 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 Philip Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Philip Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Philip Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Philip, South Dakota

Comparing Philip 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 9 7
Age of the Population 9 7
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 4 7
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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Philip Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles E of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 341 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado
County Haakon
Standard Zip Codes 57567
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.039
Longitude -101.664

Philip Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PHILIP 1 S
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 88 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 88 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.2 inches
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Philip Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 885 100%
Male 408 46.1%
Female 477 53.9%
Under 18 204 23.1%
18+ 681 76.9%
65+ 211 23.8%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.99
White 846 95.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 28 3.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.4%

Estimated Philip Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 756
Growth -129
Growth % -14.6%

Philip 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 33.2%
Norwegian 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
Irish 8.9%
English 8.3%
US/American 5.2%
Dutch 3.4%
Swedish 3.3%
Czech 3%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
French Canadian 1.3%
Czechoslovakian 1.3%
Danish 1.3%
Latvian 1.1%
Swiss 0.6%
Italian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hilland (57567)
Plum Creek (57567)

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)
Philip 885 $43,929
Kadoka 706 $31,167

Philip Public Libraries

Haakon Community Public Library
Philip, South Dakota
(605) 859-2442

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Philip High Schools (2004)

Serves 114 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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