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People

Total Population 1,171
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 27.3%
Employed Population 16+ 551
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 67%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,250
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $337
Median House Value $78,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

De Smet Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 215 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Kingsbury
Standard Zip Codes 57231
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.387
Longitude -97.561

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)

Station DE SMET
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
Station HOWARD
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Station CLARK
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 22.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bryant 372 $47,500
Carthage 173 $42,857
Iroquois 270 $54,750
Lake Preston 581 $61,719
Oldham 160 $55,833
Willow Lake 334 $57,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

De Smet Public Libraries

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

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De Smet Hospitals

DESMET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
PO BOX 160
(605) 854-3329
Emergency Service: Yes

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De Smet High Schools

DE SMET HI SCH
405 3RD ST SW
605-854-3423
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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