White, South Dakota

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White, South Dakota

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% White Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of White, South Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 5 6
College Educated Adults 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 5


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

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White Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles N of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 170 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Brookings
Standard Zip Codes 57276
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.434
Longitude -96.649

White Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10 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 21.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station TYLER
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
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White Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 530 100%
Male 244 46%
Female 286 54%
Under 18 143 27%
18+ 387 73%
65+ 102 19.2%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.02
White 521 98.3%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1.3%

Estimated White Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 499
Growth -31
Growth % -5.8%

White 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 46.8%
Norwegian 25.3%
Irish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
English 3.1%
Dutch 2.5%
Italian 2%
Danish 2%
Northern European 1.6%
Swedish 1.3%
US/American 1.3%
Polish 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
Czech 0.4%
European 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Roland Colony (57276)

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)
White 530 $40,547
Astoria 150 $34,375
Aurora 500 $43,500
Brookings 18,504 $49,246
Bruce 272 $46,786
Toronto 202 $34,844
Volga 1,435 $51,131

White Public Libraries

Deubrook Community Library
White, South Dakota
(605) 629-1125
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White High Schools (2004)

Serves 110 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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