Location
City Miles Days by Truckload
Sioux Falls, SD 35 1
Minneapolis, Mn 257 1
Omaha, Ne 142 1
Chicago, Il 570 1
Denver, Co 617 2
Kansas City, Mo 366 1
Winnipeg, MB 515 1

 

Population

Year Population Area State
1980 1,865 24,880 690,768
1990 1,849 25,436 696,004
1998 1,960 32,624 738,171

Available Labor Force - January 2000

Approximately 1,300 people were looking for new employment opportunities in Union County.

County Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
Union 7,035 6,833 202 2.9%
Clay 7,755 7,708 47 0.6%
Lincoln 12,263 12,063 200 1.6%
Total 27,053 26,604 449 1.7%

Wages for Select Occupations
Job Title Average Wage
Assemblers & Fabricators, Hand $8.37
Clerks, Bookkeeping & Accounting $8.84
Clerks, Insurance Claims $10.59
Clerks, Shipping & Receiving $9.06
Computer Operators $9.85
Engineering Technicians, Mechanical $13.20
Laborers $8.46
Machine Cutting Operators, Metal & Plastic $9.58
Machine Forming Operators, Metal & Plastic $9.42
Machine Operators, Welding $11.47
Welders & Cutters $9.98

Major Employers

Name Product/Service Employees
Bethesda Nursing Home Elderly Health Care 113
Quality Park Products Manufacturing 93
Beresford School District Education 88
Raven Industries Manufacturing 45
City of Beresford Service 34
Sioux Steam Cleaners Manufacturing 30
Fiesta Foods Retail 30
First Savings Bank Financial 25
Pedersen Machine Retail 20
Farmers Elevator Retail 19

Major New Companies in Last Five Years
Year Company Product/Service
1997 Jet Truck Plaza Convenience Store
1998 Burger King Restaurant
1998 Super Eight Motel
1998 Cenex Convenience Convenience Store
1999 Peterson Company Trucking, Property Management
1999 Schrodermeier Trucking

Education

School District: Beresford School District

Type No. of Schools Pupil:Teacher Ratio Enrollment
Elementary 1 16.0:1 343
Mid/Jr. High 1 14.3:1 103
Sr. High 1 18.1:1 275

Utilities

 

Supplier:

Electricity City of Beresford
Natural Gas MidAmerican Energy
Telecommunications Beresford Municipal Telephone Company

Water

Supplier: City of Beresford
Source: 3 - Wells
Capacity: 720,000 gpd
Present Usage: 260,000 gpd

Wastewater

Supplier: City of Beresford
Type of Treatment: Lagoon - 3 cell stabilization pond
Capacity: 608,000 gpd
Present Usage: 552,000 gpd

Water Rates

Meter Size Minimum Charge
5/8" & 3/4" $ 7.50
1" $12.50
1 1/4" $17.50
2" $50.00
3" $90.00
4" $162.50
6" $350.00
* Rates are for Residential Use

Solid Waste

City: City of Beresford
Classification: Rubble and Restricted use permit
Life Expectancy: 30 + years
Expansion Plans: 3-5 years
Rubble  Rates - City Resident

Carload

$1.00
Pickup/2wt $2.50
Truck/4wt $7.50
Semi $15.00

Housing
Single Family Homes Built in Last Two Years: 10

Multiple Living Units Built in Last Two Years: 8
Average Monthly Rent for Two Bedrooms: $400 House
$350 Apartment
Average Cost of Homes (purchase price): $80,000

Transportation

Rail Service: Sioux Valley Railroad Authority
Motor Carrier: 5
Major Highways: I-29, SD 46

Air Service

Nearest Commercial Airport: 30 miles
Commercial Airport:
Joe Foss Field
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Local Airfield:
Tea Airport
Vermillion Airport

Commercial/Industrial Services

Machine Shops: 1
Tool & Die Services: 1
Electrical Motor Repair Shops: 30 miles
Newspaper: 1 - Weekly
Motels/Hotels: 2 - 78 rooms
Cable TV: 44 channels

Municipal Services

Type of Local Government: Home Rule
Police Force: 4
Fire Dept. Personnel: 40 volunteers
Fire Insurance Rating: Class 7
City Zoning Ordinance: Yes
County Zoning Ordinance: Yes
Percentage of Paved Streets: 95%

Health Facilities
Hospitals: 35 miles

Medical Personnel in City: 3+

Tax Structure

Real Property Tax Mill Levy: $31.12/$1,000 - Union; $29.89/$1,000 - Lincoln
% of Full Value Assessed: 90%
Effective Tax Rate: 2.6% - Union; 2.5% - Lincoln
Local Sales Tax Rate: 1%
State Sales Tax Rate: 4%

Climate

Average Winter Temperature: 26.9 degrees
Average Summer Temperature: 69.3 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation: 22.5 inches

Culture & Recreation

Local facilities in/around Beresford

  • Golf Course
  • Public park
  • Swimming pool
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Wellness center
  • Airplane field
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Baseball/softball field
  • Bowling
  • Public tennis courts
  • Camping
  • Art Galleries
  • Gun club
  • Sand volleyball
  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Public Basketball Courts

 

*Information taken from State of South Dakota Statistics 

 

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