Demographics

People

Total Population1,109
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens28.8%
Employed Population 16+484
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,164
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,818

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,452
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$380
Median House Value$102,000

Ancestry

Norwegian24.5%
Irish9.8%
Danishn9.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.7%
English6%
Dutch4.6%
Finnish4.4%
Czech2.5%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish1.4%
Slovak0.8%
German0.8%
Polish0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Italian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
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De Smet Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyKingsbury 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
Bryant534$53,125
Carthage178$72,813
Iroquois369$59,643
Lake Preston504$59,722
Oldham153$57,750
Willow Lake363$63,393

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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