Volga, South Dakota

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Volga, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Volga College Educated Adults
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Volga Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8% Volga Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 8% Volga Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Volga People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Volga, South Dakota

Comparing Volga 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Age of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 10
People Above Poverty 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Volga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Brookings
Standard Zip Codes 57071
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.323
Longitude -96.926

Volga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 32 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.6 inches
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Volga Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,435 100%
Male 691 48.2%
Female 744 51.8%
Under 18 400 27.9%
18+ 1,035 72.1%
65+ 184 12.8%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,417 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.4%

Estimated Volga Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,442
Growth 7
Growth % 0.5%

Volga 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
Norwegian 33.8%
German 32%
Dutch 9.5%
Irish 4.1%
English 3.8%
Danish 3.4%
Swedish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Polish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
US/American 1.1%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Czech 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
British 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Volga 1,435 $51,131
Arlington 992 $43,813
Aurora 500 $43,500
Brookings 18,504 $49,246
Bruce 272 $46,786
Sinai 133 $39,750
White 530 $40,547
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Volga High Schools (2004)

Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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