Presho, South Dakota

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Presho, South Dakota

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Presho Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Presho, South Dakota

Comparing Presho 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 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 6
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 2
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 4 5


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

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Presho Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 158 miles E of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 278 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Lyman
Standard Zip Codes 57568
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.909
Longitude -100.058

Presho Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PRESHO 7 NW
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 91 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 18.7 inches
Station HARROLD 12 SSW
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
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Presho Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 588 100%
Male 310 52.7%
Female 278 47.3%
Under 18 154 26.2%
18+ 434 73.8%
65+ 120 20.4%
Median Age 40.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 565 96.1%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 5 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.7%

Estimated Presho Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 628
Growth 40
Growth % 6.8%

Presho 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 36.9%
Norwegian 24.4%
Irish 5.9%
US/American 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
English 4.6%
Dutch 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Czech 2.6%
Welsh 2.2%
Swedish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
British 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edna (57568)
Hilmoe (57568)
Sweeney (57568)

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)
Presho 588 $38,250
Kennebec 286 $50,000
Reliance 206 $35,417

Presho Public Libraries

Presho Public Library
223 MAIN
Presho, South Dakota
(605) 895-2443

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Presho High Schools (2004)

Serves 122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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