Spearfish, SD Population

Population: 8,606. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,355 (+8.7% change)
Males: 4,007 (46.6%), Females: 4,599 (53.4%)

Lawrence County

Zip codes: 57783, 57799.

Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $26,887
Median house value: $92,500

Races in Spearfish:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (34.9%), Norwegian (13.6%), Irish (12.5%), English (12.0%), French (4.5%), Dutch (2.8%).

Elevation: 3643 feet

Land area: 6.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Spearfish

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 28.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spearfish city

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,415 (+19.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Spearfish:

  • LOOKOUT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1440 N MAIN ST)
  • SPEARFISH SURGERY CENTER (1316 10TH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Spearfish:

  • NORTHERN HILLS GENERAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 15 miles; DEADWOOD, SD)
  • STURGIS COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CTR-CAH (about 28 miles; STURGIS, SD)
  • CROOK COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 39 miles; SUNDANCE, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Spearfish:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 58 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 64 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 117 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Spearfish:

  • BLACK HILLS-CLYDE ICE FIELD (about 7 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Abbreviation: SPF)
  • BELLE FOURCHE MUNICIPAL (about 17 miles; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Abbreviation: EFC)
  • STURGIS MUNI (about 34 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Spearfish:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,190; Location: 1200 UNIVERSITY ST; Public; Website: www.bhsu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • STAR AVIATION (Location: RR 2 BOX 396A BLACK HILLS AIRPORT; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Spearfish:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 53 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 130 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 202 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 234 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 266 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 268 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 288 miles; GREELEY, CO; Full-time enrollment: 10,983)

Schools

Public high school in Spearfish:

  • SPEARFISH HI SCH (Students: 670; Location: 1725 N MAIN; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Spearfish:

  • SPEARFISH MIDDLE SCH (Students: 484; Location: 1600 CANYON; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WEST ELEM (Students: 441; Location: 920 KING; Grades: PK – 03)
  • EAST ELEM (Students: 408; Location: 400 E HUDSON ST; Grades: 03 – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Spearfish:

  • SPEARFISH SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIS (Students: 3; Location: 340 NEVADA; Grades: 1 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Spearfish:

  • GRACE BALLOCH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,328; Location: 625 NORTH FIFTH STREET; 54,350 books; 1,311 audio materials; 2,397 video materials; 148 serial subscriptions)

 

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