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Demographics

People

Total Population1,136
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens27.6%
Employed Population 16+537
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married67.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,398
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,696
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$344
Median House Value$80,400

Ancestry

Norwegian19.7%
Irish11.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.6%
English6.4%
Dutch6.4%
Danishn6.3%
Finnish4%
Swedish3.3%
Czech2.6%
Polish1.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.5%
African0.8%
South African0.8%
Welsh0.3%
German0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
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De Smet Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kingsbury County
Standard Zip Codes57231
Phone Area Codes605
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.38
Approximate Longitude-97.54

De Smet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDE SMET
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp2 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip23.8 inches
StationHOWARD
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp3 to 23 F
Apr Temp32 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip23.7 inches
StationCLARK
Distance35.3 miles
Jan Temp1 to 20 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip22.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bryant433$49,375
Carthage151$43,125
Iroquois312$65,313
Lake Preston543$58,906
Oldham176$51,250
Willow Lake344$58,750

De Smet Public Libraries

Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library
114 1ST STREET
De Smet, South Dakota
(605) 854-3842

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De Smet Hospitals

Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
306 Prairie Avenue Southwest
(605) 854-3329

De Smet Public Schools

De Smet High School - 01
405 3rd St Sw
ZIP: 57231
(605) 854-3423
High
Total Enrollment 106
De Smet Middle School - 03
405 3rd St Sw
ZIP: 57231
(605) 854-3423
Middle
Total Enrollment 67
Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary - 02
407 Ingalls Ave Sw
ZIP: 57231
(605) 854-3963
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
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