Murdo, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 612. Estimated population in 2021: 535 (-12.6% change)
Males: 298 (48.7%), Females: 314 (51.3%)

Jones County

Zip code: 57559

Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $30,104
Median house value: $52,300

Races in Murdo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • American Indian (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)

Ancestries: German (34.2%), Norwegian (11.9%), English (9.2%), Irish (8.2%), United States (6.0%), Dutch (4.7%).

Elevation: 2326 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Murdo

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murdo city

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -69 (-10.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Murdo:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 47 miles; PIERRE, SD)
  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL (about 48 miles; ROSEBUD, SD)
  • WINNER REGIONAL HEALTHCARE CENTER (about 66 miles; WINNER, SD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Murdo:

  • PIERRE REGIONAL (about 45 miles; PIERRE, SD; Abbreviation: PIR)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 163 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 167 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Murdo:

  • MURDO MUNI (about 3 miles; MURDO, SD; Abbreviation: 8F6)
  • WHITE RIVER MUNI (about 24 miles; WHITE RIVER, SD; Abbreviation: 7Q7)
  • MISSION SIOUX (about 41 miles; MISSION, SD; Abbreviation: 0V6)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murdo:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 174 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 175 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 188 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 198 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 203 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 223 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 238 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)

Schools

Public high school in Murdo:

  • JONES CO HI SCH (Students: 76; Location: 404 JACKSON AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Murdo:

  • MURDO ELEM (Students: 74; Location: 305 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • JONES CO JR HI (Students: 29; Location: 404 JACKSON AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)

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