Hand County

Population

Total Population

3,386

Population
Growth Rate

-0.16%

Median Age

50

Diversity Index

6.100

Demographics

Hand County Demographic Characteristics

City Populations in Hand County

City2000 Census2009
Miller15301365

 

Workforce Educational Attainment — 25 to 64 years of age

Education LevelNumber%
Under 12 years18911.01
12 years only64237.41
13 to 15 years  
Some College38822.61
Associates Degree148.49
College Graduates  
16 years only25711.86
Over 16 years944.34
Total1,716100

Housing & Income

Households

1,479

Total Housing Units

1,815


Owner Occupied

1,048

Renter Occupied

431

Vacant

336

Median Home Value

$114,667


Average Home Value

$183,182

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.12%


Per Capita Income

2.51%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,018 $56,142


Average Household

$68,292 $77,278


Per Capita

$30,060 $34,031

Quality of Life

Annual Cultural Events

Rooster Release:  October
Christmas on the Prairie: December
City Wide Rummage Sale: June
Farm & Home Show: January
Miller C & C Easter Egg Hunt: Easter Sunday
Old Fashioned 4th of July: July 4th
Ranch Rodeo: September
Summer Crazy Days: July

Number of Cultural Places and Amenities

Museums: 1
Dance Companies: 1
Symphony Orchestras: 0
Opera Companies: 0
Theater Companies: 0
Number of Enclosed Regional Malls: 3

Crime Rate Per 100,000 Population

Property: 2,105
Violent: 172
Total: 2,277

Health Care

Number of Hospitals: 1
Number of Teaching Hospitals: 0
Number of Hospital Beds: 40
Number of Clinics: 1
Number of Physicians: 3
Ratio Per 1,000 Population: 0.003
Number of Dentists: 1
Ratio Per 1,000 Population: 0.001

 

Climate

Average Daily Temperature

 HighAverageLow
July867360
January2110-1
Avg annual temp 45 
Avg annual rainfall 20 
Avg annual snowfall 39 
Avg annual wind speed 11 
Avg annual sunny/partly sunny days 202 
Avg elevation 1,578 

 

Education

Miller School District #29-4
Total Spending Per Student: $5,713
Instructional Spending Per Student: $2,991.18
Elementary Enrollment: 361
Secondary Enrollment: 164

Student to Teacher Ratios

Elementary: 12.3
Secondary: 12.3

8th Grade Standard Achievement Test

Test Name Stanford: 9
Achievement Average Score: 79

ACT

Percent Taking Test: 86%
Average Score: 21

SAT

Percent Taking Test: 0%
Average Score: 0

 

Percent of High School Seniors Attending College: 82%

Private Secondary Schools

Number of Schools: 1
Enrollment: 83


Religion

Number of religious institutions
Protestant: 6
Catholic: 1
Synagogues: 0
Other: 1


Housing

Avg new 3BR home selling price: $212,000
Avg 3BR home selling price: $60,000
Avg 4BR home selling price: $60,000
Single family homes for sale: 11
Apartment vacancy rate: 0%

Average Monthly Rent

Single family, 3BR: $350
New apartment, 2BR: $375

Workforce

Total Businesses

238

Total Employed

1,424

Workers 16+

1,691

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

32

Employed

111

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

3

Employed

37

Construction

Businesses

5

Employed

25

Manufacturing

Businesses

4

Employed

36

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

8

Employed

66

Some
High School

125

Graduated
High School

722

Associates
Degree

292

Bachelor's
Degree

465

Graduate
Degree

161

Average Commute Time

14 min.



Resident Commuters

1,444

Non-Resident Commuters

243

Drive Alone

1,282

Carpooled

105

Public

11

Work At Home

209

Workforce Occupations

Commute Times

TimeNumber%
Less than 15 minutes1,00754.8
15 to 29 minutes24613.4
30 minutes or more23112.6
Median time16 minutes 

 

Employed Residents Working Outside the County

Number%
26514.41

 

Labor Participation Rate

Participation%
Male79
Female69
Overall74

 

Average Work Week

 OfficeManufacturing
Average work week in hours 42
Average annual turnover5%7.9%

Wages

Workers & Wages

 Total Employed 2007%Average Annual Salary 2007Total Employed 2006%Average Annual Salary 2006
Natural Resources/Mining625.05$20,616665.41$16,869
Construction463.75$25,249483.93$24,250
Manufacturing332.69$33,562362.95$30,185
Trade/Transportation/Utilities32826.71$21,21033427.35$19,719
Information 00$011.9$19,508
Financial Activities00$0927.53$43,284
Professional/Business Services453.66$31,217393.19$30,896
Education/Health Services25320.60$23,45525020.48$23,142
Leisure/Hospitality897.25$6,666846.88$6,351
Other Services 231.87$18,160241.97$18,563
Government23218.89$25,99823919.57$25,262
Total 1,228100$23,700 1,221100$23,053

 

Occupational Salary

 EmployeesAverage Hire RateAverage MinimumWeighted AverageMedianAverage Maximum
Clerical      
Accounting clerk990$8.04$9.18$10.79$10.43$14.04
Customer service140$7.76$9.03$11.70$11.52$16.74
Data entry150$7.61$8.25$9.97$9.36$13.32
Executive secretary380 $10.62$11.83$13.24$13.01$16.68
Receptionist260$7.49$8.11$9.54$9.29$12.55
Telesales140$7.76$9.03$11.70$11.52$16.74
Professional      
Accountant340$14.91$16.43$20.18$19.19$27.08
Engineer0$18.74$21.85$27.93$26.88$40.55
Management trainee200$11.88$13.44$17.01$16.13$22.83
Programmer/Analyst40$15.01$16.44$19.54$18.85$25.63
Website designer20$17.93$19.16$21.92$21.13$27.60
Retail      
Hospitality240$6.76$7.46$8.10$8.10$9.84
Retail store1,050$6.45$7.37$8.15$8.15$14.41
Stock room350$5.80$6.27$7.05$7.05$9.89
Semi-skilled      
Fork lift operator40$9.47$10.35$11.93$11.93$14.02
Machine operator6$9.01$9.65$10.72$10.72$14.57
Skilled      
Machine maintenance40$12.61$14.52$16.38$16.38$21.25
Machinist30$9.07$9.51$10.22$10.22$16.15
Tool & die5$13.23$15.05$16.91$16.91$23.98
Welder80$9.26$9.80$10.67$10.67$13.36
Technical      
Electronics20$10.59$14.60$19.56$19.56$31.69
Medical/lab10$11.05$11.93$12.98$12.98$16.19
NC machine programmer5$9.97$12.33$14.69$14.69$18.04
Network80$15.19$16.88$20.97$20.97$26.93
Unskilled      
General labor370$7.26$7.69$8.41$8.41$12.80
Hand packer110$5.69$6.09$6.76$6.76$8.33
Light assembly20$7.26$8.01$9.33$9.33$12.86
Material handler610$7.09$7.69$8.67$8.67$10.91
Warehouse610$7.09$7.69$8.67$8.67$10.91

Leading Employers

Miller Leading Employers

Company nameProduct/ServiceFunctionNAICSEmploymentUnion
Hand County Memorial HospitalHealth CareHeadquarters622110850
Miller SchoolsEducationDistrict Office611110940
Prairie Good Samaritan HospitalCare for ElderlyRegional Office623311720
Hand County Court HouseGovernmentRegional Office921720
Data Trak ConsultingMedical Records CodingHeadquarters541611600

Business Growth

New & Expanding Businesses

Type of ActionEst.CompanyProduct/ServiceFunctionEmploymentUnion
New2008AlcoDiscount Dept StoreBranch19No
New2008South Dakota Oil Seed
Processors
Soybean Processing 12No

Government and Taxation

Elected Officials

Governor Dennis Daugaard

Years In Office: 1
Term Expiration: 2014
Next Election: 2014
Another Term: Yes

Congressperson Kristi Noem

Years In Office: 2
Term Expiration:2012
Next Election:2012
Congressional District: 1

Senator John Thune

Years In Office: 8
Term Expiration: 2016
Next Election: 2016

Senator Tim Johnson

Years In Office: 16
Term Expiration: 2014
Next Election: 2014

Government

State Government

Form of Government: House & Senate
Upper House Members: 33
Lower House Members: 66
Legislature Convening: Annual

State Senator -  Tim Begalka - District 04, Clear Lake

Hand County Government

Form Of Government: Commission
County Manager: No
Number of County Commissioners: 5
Top County Official: Todd Waring
Job Title: Chairman
Years In Office: 2
Next Election:

City Government

Form of Government: Aldermanic
City Manager: No
Number of Elected Officials: 7
Mayor Ronald Blachford
Years in Office:
Next Election:
Upper House Representing Area: 1
Upper House Representing Area: 2

State Taxes

State Sales Tax - 4.00%
Corporate Income Tax - None
Personal Income Tax - None
Local Occupation Tax - None
Local Wage Tax - None
Personal Property Tax - None
State Property Tax - None
Office Construction Materials - Yes
Industrial Construction Material - Yes
Manufacturer's Raw Materials - None
Standard Software - Yes
Custom Software - Yes
Intangible Property - None
Stock Bond Transaction Fee - None
Machinery & Equipment - Yes
   Production - Yes
   Non-production - Yes
   Pollution control - Yes
   Office furniture - Yes

Local Taxes

Local Sales/Use Tax: 2%
Real Property Tax Rates
City Millage: 6.67
County Millage: 4.512
School Millage: 18.766
Special Millage: 0.041
Total Millage: 29.989
Assessment Ratio: 85%
Effective Tax Rate: 2.55%
Sales Tax by Utility
Electric Power: 6%
Natural Gas: 6%
Fuel Oil: 6%
Water: 6%
Sewer: 6%
Hazardous Waste: 6%
Local Telephone: 6%
Local Long Distance in State: 6%
Local Long Distance out of State: 6%

Workers Comp and Unemployment

Unemployment Rate

20102009200820072006
4.10%5.10%3.8%3.5%3.8%

Worker's Compensation

Average Cost for All Manufacturing per $100 Payroll: $2.87
Average Rate for Office Workers (8810): $0.33
Maximum Weekly Benefit: $630.00

Unemployment Insurance

Taxable Base: $11,000.00
Average Percentage Rate Among Existing Employer: 2.06%
Statutory Percentage Rate for New Employers: 1.75%
Maximum Weekly Benefit: $309.00

Higher Education

Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell

Enrollment
Part-Time: 125
Full-Time: 740
Total: 865

Mitchell Technical Institute is home to some of the best communication technology in the state of South Dakota. A new $4.5 million Technology Center opened in 2003 and
houses the Satellite Communications and Telecommunications programs. Additionally, a 180 seat amphitheatre is available for businesses and industries to provide training for staff, clients or the public. A new uplink truck keeps students busy learning about and providing mobile communications services. The Digital Dakota Network, an integral part of the statewide distance learning network, is maintained by MTI technicians.

MTI offers 29 programs in five career areas: Agriculture, Business, Food
Service, Health, and Trade and Technical.

Annual CertificatesCourse Length (months)Annual Certificate
Administrative/Office Sceince188
Computer Science/MI1820
Customer Service Mgmt00
Electronics Technician1842
Engineering00
Food Science1440
Graphic Arts00
Lab/Medical Technician2133
Machine Trades00
NC Machine Programming00
Network Administrator00
Other0215
Plastics Trades00
Printing Trades00
Radiologist2407
Webmaster/Website Design00
Total365 

Transportation

Major Highways Linking the Area

 Miles from Central Miller
Interstate 1-9054 miles to south
US 14 (2-lane)0
SD 45 (2-lane)0
US 14 (4-lane)52 miles to east


Distance to the 5 Nearest Metros

MetroTo Miller
Minneapolis319
Omaha354
Kansas City538
Chicago743
Denver593


AIRPORTS

Aberdeen Regional Airport

Longest Length: 6900 ft
Distance: 90 miles
Full Instruments: No
Operation Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m
Annual Days Closed: 0
Number of Runways: 2

Miller Airport

Longest Length: 3600 ft
Distance: 0
Full Instruments: No
Operation Hours: Irregular Hours
Annual Days Closed: 0
Number of Runways: 2


PORTS/FOREIGN TRADE ZONES

Nearest Port: U.S. Customs Port, Sioux Falls, SD
Port Address: 1 W. Weather Lane, Ste. 100


DELIVERY

Federal Express

Hub Classification: Aberdeen
Latest Pick-Up: 2 PM
Earliest Delivery: 12 PM
Next Day Delivery: Yes
Saturday Delivery: No

UPS

Hub Classification: Aberdeen
Latest Pick-Up: 2 PM
Earliest Delivery: 12 PM
Next Day Delivery: Yes
Saturday Delivery: No

USPS

Latest Pick-Up: 4:30 pm
Earliest Delivery: 9:30 am
Next Day Delivery: SD
Nearest Bulk Facility: Huron
Percent On Time: 96%
Efficiency Rating: 96%
First Class: Yes
Next Day: Yes
Second Day: Yes

Utilities

Electric Power

Miller Municipal Electric
Communities Served:
Net Importer or Exporter:
Reserve Margin Percent: 0%
Pool Membership Name: Midwest Independent System Operator
Deregulation: No

Telecommunications

Number of Local Service Providers: 1
Number of Long Distance Providers: 330
Number of Internet Service Providers: 1
Switch Technology: Digital
Monitoring: Remote
Local Service Providers:
Qwest Corporation
Availability
Fiber Service: Yes
DSL: Yes
Self-Healing: Yes
ISDN: Yes
ADSL: No
Dual Feed: Yes

Natural Gas

NA

Sewer Treatment Providers

Provider: City of Miller
Type of Service: Lagoon
Capacity (mgd):
Avg Daily Demand (mgd):
Peak Demand (mgd):
Cost:
Connection Fee: $15.00

Water Availability & Treatment

Provider: Mid-Dakota Rural Water
Source: Missouri River
Percent of Population Increase Served from the Source: 0%
Cost: $3.00
Connection Fee: $10.00

Chemical Breakdown

Total Dissolved Solids - 498; Specific Conductivity - 785; pH - 8.18; Alkalinity-M - 171; Alkalinity-P - 0 ; Sodium - 74.5 ; Potassium - 4.8; Calcium - 56.5; Magnesium - 24.0; Iron - 0.03; Manganese - 0.02; Chloride - 17; Sulfate - 214; Bicarbonate - 209; Carbonate - 0; Hardness - 240; LI Indicator +; Langlier's - Index - 0.61 Nitrate - 0.1; Fluoride - 1.12

Military

Military Installations

Base/Installation: Ellsworth AFB
Civilian Personnel: 974
Annual Discharges: 0
Branch of Service: Air Force
Military Personnel: 3,246
On Closing List: No
Location: Rapid City
Dependents: 4,453

Environmental

Area in attainment for Federal Air Pollution Regulations

Carbon Monoxide: Yes
Lead: Yes
Nitrogen Dioxide: Yes
Ozone: Yes
Particular Matter: Yes
Sulfur Dioxide: Yes
One-Stop Permit: Yes

Average permit approval time from date of completed routine application

Air Permit: 180
Water Permit: 180
Hazardous Waste Permit: 0

Hazerdous Waste Disposal

Number of Haulers: 0
Nearest Site: NA
Location: NA
Distance: 0
Class: NA

Air Quality Agency

DENR
523 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD
605-773-3151
Fax: 605-773-5286

Water Quality Agency

DENR
Address 523 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD
605-773-3296
Fax: 605-773-6035

Hazerdous Waste Quality Agency

DENR
523 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD
605-773-3329
Fax: 605-773-6035

Landfills

Pierre
Capacities: 5 years
Plans for a New Landfill? Yes