Hill City

Residents


Population
948 (within City limits/ approx. 3,500 in surrounding area)
Median Age
37.9
Male Population
51.2%
Female Population
48.8%
Number of Households
394 (within City limits)
Owner Occupied Housing Units
62.9%
Median Household Income
$29,436

South Dakota’s revised personal income for 2011 increased 12.8% during 2010, resulting in the highest growth rate of all 50 states in 2011. Personal income on a national scale grew 5.2% over the same time period. Over the past 3 years (2008-2011), the average annual growth of SD’s personal income was 4.2%, ranking second of all states. The national average was 1.3%

Hill City Business & Economy


LEADING EMPLOYERS:

Alpine Inn
Restaurant
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research
Paleontological
First Interstate Bank
Financial
Forest Service
Government
Hill City District School System
Education
Krull’s Market
Retail
Palmer Gulch/KOA Campground
Tourism
Prairie Berry Winery
Winery
Rushmore Forest Products
Lumber Mill

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LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS:


Percentage of Workers Organized:

All Workers

0%

Manufacturing

0%

Is this a “Right to Work” state? - YES

South Dakota nonfarm employment levels show a year-over-year growth with an increase of 0.7% (November 2012 compared to November 2011). Sectors showing this growth include financial activities (+3.6%), manufacturing (+3.6%), leisure and hospitality (+2.45), education and health services (+1.8%)

UNEMPLOYMENT


The unemployment rate in South Dakota was the third lowest in the nation in November 2012 at 4.4%. This is compared to the U.S. unemployment rate of 7.7% in November 2012.

TAXATION:


Sales Tax:
State 4%
Local 2%
BBB 1%
Real Property Tax:
Total Millage 35.82
Assessment Ratio 96%
Effective Rate Period 2%
State Income Tax:
None 0%

UTILITIES:


Water/Waste Water
  • City of Hill City
Electric
  • Black Hills Power & Light
  • Black Hills Power Coop
Propane
  • Nelson’s Oil and Gas
  • Custer Gas Service
Telecommunications
  • Century Link
  • Golden West
  • Johnson Communications

GOVERNMENT:


Mayor, City Council, City Administrator

CLIMATE:


Average Winter temperature
29 degrees
Average Summer temperature
64 degrees
Average Annual rainfall
21 inches
Average Annual snowfall
52 inches

MUNICIPAL SERVICES:


Sheriff’s Office
3
Fire Department
30 Volunteers
Fire Insurance Rating
Class 5 in town | 8A out-of-town
Hill City Emergency Services
Yes
Fire and EMS Ambulance
Yes
Search and Rescue Air Ambulance
Yes
City Zoning Ordinance
Yes
County Zoning Ordinance
Yes

HEALTH CARE:

Hospitals
3, two in Rapid City 25 miles away, one in Custer 15 miles away
Clinics
1, one in Hill City

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SCHOOL ENROLLMENT & CHILDCARE:

Enrollment

Elementary
358
Secondary
144
Average Teacher’s Salary
$42,793
Average Class Size
13

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Daycare Facilities
YES
Boys and Girls Club
YES

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS:

Protestant
4
Catholic
1
Synagogue
0

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COMMERCIAL SERVICES:

Attorneys
1
Banks
1
Credit Unions
1
Cable & Satellite TV
2
Commercial Appraiser
1
Insurance Agents
2
Mortgage Broker
3
Newspapers
1 weekly
Real Estate Brokers
5

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