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Plankinton, South Dakota


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Plankinton, South Dakota

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High Points

Plankinton 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 Plankinton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Plankinton Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 13% Plankinton Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 15% Plankinton Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Plankinton College Educated Adults
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Plankinton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Plankinton, South Dakota

Comparing Plankinton 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
Compared
to State
Age of the Population 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 9
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3

Families

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

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 5 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Short Commute Times 10 6
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 8 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Plankinton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles W of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 213 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Aurora
Standard Zip Codes 57368
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.715
Longitude -98.484

Plankinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:
  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WHITE LAKE
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Station WESSINGTON SPRINGS
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Station ACADEMY 2 NE
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
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Plankinton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 601 100%
Male 294 48.9%
Female 307 51.1%
Under 18 133 22.1%
18+ 468 77.9%
65+ 125 20.8%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.89
White 568 94.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 24 4%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 6%

Estimated Plankinton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 567
Growth -34
Growth % -5.7%

Plankinton 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 43.8%
Irish 11.6%
English 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 5.6%
Dutch 4.2%
Norwegian 3.6%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Danish 1.2%
Polish 1%
Swedish 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
African 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plankinton 601 $40,809
Corsica 644 $34,531
Letcher 177 $37,083
Mitchell 14,558 $43,095
Mount Vernon 477 $41,250
Stickney 334 $42,083
White Lake 405 $38,611

Plankinton Public Libraries

Library
Plankinton City Library
123 NORTH MAIN STREET
Plankinton, South Dakota
(605) 942-7600

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Plankinton High Schools (2004)

PLANKINTON HI SCH
404 E DAVENPORT
605-942-7743
Serves 66 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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