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Lemmon, South Dakota
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be the big influence in selecting which community works best. The rent burden for Lemmon is about 11.6% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Lemmon is about $55,513 and the median rent is around $502 a month.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 45.5% are male and 54.5% are female. The median age of Lemmon is 47 years old. Demographically, Lemmon is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% other or not specified, 1.3% Hispanic, 0.2% black, 3.8% Native American, 94.5% white, 0.0% Asian, and 1.5% mixed race. In Lemmon, 11.8% consider themselves widows, 16.7% live in poverty, 20.4% have some form of disability, and 62.9% participate in the labor force. Of the population of Lemmon 35.8% have a high-school diploma, 19.2% have a college degree, and 7.3% have a graduate degree. In Lemmon, 11.5% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Currently, the population of Lemmon consists of 1,213 people. Lemmon has a population density of 451 people per square mile.
An overview of South Dakota
Based on natural beauty, South Dakota ranks 2nd in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Dakota citizen is ranked 20th nation-wide. Additionally, South Dakota is ranked 32nd by standards of healthcare. The state of South Dakota has a cost of living index of 98.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 107.0 and a housing index rating of 109.8. The state of South Dakota has 62 hospitals and 52 health centers, providing care to a population of 891,276. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Dunes Surgical Hospital, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Lip, and Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 36% of South Dakota's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,819 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-32%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In South Dakota there are 83 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 32% of South Dakota residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. The state of South Dakota ranks 39th in the country for diversity. The state has a median age of 37 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for South Dakota is around 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 4.80 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 1.79 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 21F. The average high winter temperature is around 44F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -1F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in South Dakota is around 70F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. On average, South Dakota has an air quality index rating of around 34.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 47.9 AQI. While residents of South Dakota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Dakota can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in South Dakota
The state of South Dakota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of littleleaf pussyfoots, prairie smoke, beardtongue, and bergamot beebalm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the pronghorn, the Townsend's big-eared bat, the Canadian lynx, or the Virginia opossum. The state animal of South Dakota is the the coyote.