Wilmot, South Dakota

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Wilmot, South Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Wilmot Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Wilmot Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Wilmot Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Wilmot Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Wilmot, South Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 4
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 2

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Wilmot Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 101 miles S of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Roberts
Standard Zip Codes 57279
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.408
Longitude -96.857

Wilmot Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SUMMIT 1 W
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 23.1 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
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Wilmot Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 543 100%
Male 264 48.6%
Female 279 51.4%
Under 18 139 25.6%
18+ 404 74.4%
65+ 162 29.8%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 3.02
White 494 91%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 38 7%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Wilmot Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 531
Growth -12
Growth % -2.2%

Wilmot 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 40.5%
Norwegian 12.4%
Danish 7.4%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Irish 5.7%
English 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Dutch 2.2%
Swiss 2.2%
Scandinavian 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.9%
European 0.7%
British 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Madsen Beach (57279)
Sodak Park (57279)

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)
Wilmot 543 $29,750
Big Stone City 605 $39,583
Corona 112 $28,125
Milbank 3,640 $40,117
Peever 209 $24,583
Sisseton 2,572 $33,977
Summit 281 $23,125

Wilmot Public Libraries

Wilmot Public Library
123 MAIN
Wilmot, South Dakota
(605) 938-4827

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Serves 89 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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