Whitewood, South Dakota

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Whitewood, South Dakota

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Comparative Profile of Whitewood, South Dakota

Comparing Whitewood 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 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 9
Portion of People Married 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 1
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 6 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


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

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Whitewood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NW of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 333 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 57793
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.461
Longitude -103.638

Whitewood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 54 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 57 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Station NEWELL
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 62 F
Annual Precip 15.4 inches
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Whitewood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 844 100%
Male 425 50.4%
Female 419 49.6%
Under 18 231 27.4%
18+ 613 72.6%
65+ 123 14.6%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3
White 807 95.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 2.6%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2.1%

Estimated Whitewood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 826
Growth -18
Growth % -2.1%

Whitewood 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 27.9%
Norwegian 16.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
Irish 10%
English 8.1%
Dutch 5.8%
US/American 4.6%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Scandinavian 2.2%
Swedish 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Polish 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Romanian 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whitewood 844 $30,859
Central City 149 $31,250
Deadwood 1,380 $37,132
Lead 3,027 $35,855
Nisland 204 $19,844
Spearfish 8,606 $40,257
Sturgis 6,442 $38,698

Whitewood Public Libraries

Whitewood Public Library
Whitewood, South Dakota
(605) 269-2616

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