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Spearfish, South Dakota
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is determined by the neighborhood where it is located. The rent burden for Spearfish is about 16.3% of the average person's monthly income. Spearfish has a median home value of about $204,714 and the median cost of rent is about $1,075 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 47.8% are male and 52.2% are female. The median age of Spearfish is 33 years old. Spearfish has a population density of 272 people per square mile. In Spearfish, 8.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Spearfish 28.9% have a high-school diploma, 11.9% have a graduate degree, and 35.5% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Spearfish is 1.4% mixed race, 93.5% white, 1.0% other or not specified, 3.2% Hispanic, 2.5% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% black, and 0.9% Asian. In Spearfish, 7.4% consider themselves widows, 9.3% do not have health insurance, 66.5% participate in the labor force, and 14.1% have some form of disability.
An overview of South Dakota
In terms of resources, South Dakota has a cost of living index of 98.5, a grocery index rating of 107.0, and a housing index rating of 109.8. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Residents of South Dakota enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 2nd in the United States. In total, South Dakota has 62 general hospitals and 52 health centers that provide care for 891,276 citizens. Dunes Surgical Hospital, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Lip, and Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Dakota citizen is ranked 20th nation-wide. Additionally, South Dakota is ranked 32nd by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 62% of South Dakota residents voted Republican and 32% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 37, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. 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 terms of diversity, South Dakota ranks 39th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
South Dakota experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 21F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 44F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -1F in the month of January. On average, South Dakota has an air quality index rating of around 34.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 4.80 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of South Dakota is around 1.79 inches. 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 prairie smoke, plains prickly pear, white prairie clover, and bergamot beebalm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Townsend's big-eared bat, the pronghorn, the evening bat, or the Canadian lynx. The state animal of South Dakota is the the coyote.