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Fort Thompson, SD

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Fort Thompson's Livability

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    Affordability
  • B
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  • F
    Job Market
  • F
    Diversity
  • A
    Crime
  • A
    Commute
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About Fort Thompson, SD

Fort Thompson, SD is located in Buffalo County in the state of South Dakota.

The total City Population for Fort Thompson is about 1,266 with about 47 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $47,000, which is roughly 54% lower than the Average Home Value of $102,658 for the state of South Dakota, and roughly 75% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $24,125, which is roughly 56% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $54,396 for the state of South Dakota, and roughly 58% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Fort Thompson Population 1,266
Average Home Value $47,000
Median Household Income $24,125
Median Age 25.1
Unemployment Rate 24.4%
Politics 64.12% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 3.85
Male Population Estimate: 51.2%
Female Population Estimate: 48.8%
Median Age: 25.1
Male Median Age: 22.3
Female Median Age: 23.0

Racial Demographic Estimates

Indian:98.3%
Hispanic:4.9%
White:1.7%
Black:0.5%
Asian:0.2%
Hawaiian:0%
Other:0%

Voting

Buffalo County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Thune
U.S. Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
Mike Rounds
U.S. Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
Kristi Noem
State governor
Kristi Noem
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 64.12%
Republican: 33.33%
Libertarian: 2.55%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Fort Thompson specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Buffalo County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Buffalo County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Buffalo County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 100% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Fort Thompson is about 24.4%.

South Dakota is ranked #28 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 43.27 out of 100.

28th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 60.25

The average living wage for the state of South Dakota is $29.19/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.45/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives South Dakota a minimum wage score of 54.67 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.73/hr, which gives South Dakota a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.55 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for South Dakota is $189.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 41.23 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X South Dakota does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X South Dakota does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
South Dakota does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X South Dakota does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X South Dakota does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X South Dakota does provide some form of paid family leave.
X South Dakota does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X South Dakota does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X South Dakota does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X South Dakota does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X South Dakota does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
South Dakota does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
South Dakota does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X South Dakota does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X South Dakota does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X South Dakota does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X South Dakota does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
South Dakota does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
South Dakota does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
South Dakota does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 57339
Latitude: 44.052700
Longitude: -99.407900
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 1684.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 605