Location & Community

Day County is located in the Northeastern corner of South Dakota, just minutes away from the boundaries of both North Dakota and Minnesota. We are in the heart of the Glacial Lakes, also known as the Coteau Des Prairies - "hills of the prairies." Here, the rolling hills and grasslands embrace the shores of dozens of beautiful lakes. Thus, creating an abundance of excellent recreation areas and productive wildlife habitat. 

Each year, thousands of hunters and fisherman flock to Day County to enjoy the abundant wildlife and fisheries Day County has to offer. With incredible numbers of pheasants, deer, waterfowl and incredible lakes full of walleyes, perch, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, Day County is truly a Sportsman's Paradise! 


Webster is located along four-lane U.S. Hwy 12 and is only 23 miles from I-29. U.S. Hwy 25 also intersects Webster, so highway access is ideal here in our area.

With traffic counts in excess of 2,500 vehicles per day, Highway 12 is the most used non-Interstate highway in South Dakota.

Webster has a 3,700 ft. paved and lighted airport located conveniently one mile south of city limits. A new runway was built in 2018 and a new hangar will be built in 2020.

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Discover the facts about our community, explore our local communities and find out why the Webster Area is a great place to live and work. 


DEMOGRAPHICS 

Day County Population
5,710
Median Age
47.9
# of Households
3,780
Median Household Income
$40,335
Cost of Living Index
75.62
Unemployment Rate
5.2%
City-Data.com Crime Index
63.4
City-Data.com Crime Index of U.S.321.8
Median Commute Time
16.7 min.
Median Home Value
$69,559
Median Monthly Costs for Houses with a Mortgage
$590
Median Monthly Rent
$350

Current Population by Select Age Group
0-14 15-19 20-4445-64 65+
1,032303 1,3421,714 1,310

City Populations
2010
Andover
91
Bristol
341
Pierpont
135
Roslyn
183
Waubay
576
Webster
1,886


EDUCATION

Webster Area School District 18-5
102 E 9th Ave, Webster, SD 57274


Central Administration: (605) 345-3548
Fax: (605) 345-4421
Elementary: (605) 345-4651
High School: (605) 345-4653


www.webster.k12.sd.us

Enrollment:
Elementary (PreK-5): 243
Middle School (6-8): 127
High School (9-12): 175


Waubay School District 18-3  
202 W School Rd, Waubay, SD 57273 
 

Business Office: (605) 947-4529
Fax: (605) 947-4243   


www.waubay.k12.sd.us
 

Enrollment:
Elementary: 83
Junior High: 32
High School: 60


TAXES

State & Local Taxes

Corporate Income Tax
None
Personal Income Tax
None
Local Occupation Tax
None
Local Wage Tax
None
Personal Property Tax
None
State Property Tax
None
State Sales/Use Tax
4%
Webster Sales/Use Tax
2%


Average Cost for All Manufacturing
per $100 Payroll
$2.94
Unemployment Insurance

Average Percent Among Existing Employer
1.07%
Real Property Tax Rates

City Millage
8.11
County Millage
5.25
School Millage
16.91
Total Millage
30.27
Assessment Ratio
85%
Effective Tax Rate
2.63%


CLIMATE

 Average Daily Temperature
High
Average
Low
July
86
73
60
January
21
10
-1
Average Annual Temperature
44

Average Annual Rainfall
19"

Average Annual Snowfall
36"




COMMUNITIES


Waubay
City Hall: (605) 947-4261

www.waubaycitysd.com
Population: 589

 Webster
City Hall: (605) 345-3241

www.webstersd.com
Population: 1,661

Roslyn
City Hall: (605) 486-4611
www.roslynsd.com
 Population: 193

Pierpont
Community Building: (605) 325-9482
facebook.com/pierpont.quasquicentennial

Population: 101

 Grenville
Finance Office: 
(605) 486-4540
Population: 54


Butler
City Clerk: 
(605) 492-3452
Population: 12


Bristol
City Hall: 
(605) 492-3225

www.bristolsd.com
Population: 321

Andover
Community Room: (605) 298-5668
Population: 86




UTILITIES

ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Tim McIntyre, General Manager
Lake Region Electric Association
1212 N. Main St., PO Box 341, Webster, SD 57274
Office: 605-345-3379 or 800-657-5869
http://www.lakeregion.coop/

Linda Salmonson, Economic Development Manager
East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
Rural Electric Economic Development, Inc.
P.O. Box 227, Madison, SD 57042
Office: 605.256-8015
www.eastriver.coop
www.reedfund.coop


NORTHWESTERN ENERGY
Mike Williams, Operations Manager
113 S Centennial St, Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 226-4174 

Paul Mantz
Key Account and Economic Development Specialist 
605-978-2913


CITY OF WEBSTER / WEB WATER
Mike Grosek, Mayor
City of Webster
800 Main Street, Webster, SD 57274
605-345-3241

Angie Hammrich, General Manager
WEB Water
PO BOX 51, Aberdeen, SD 57401
605-229-4749 / 800-658-3957


INTERSTATE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE (ITC)
Bryan Roth, General Manager/CEO
PO Box 920, Clear Lake, SD 57226
Phone: 605-874-2181

Todd Garry, ITC Board Member & WADC Secretary/Treasurer
513 Main Street, Webster, SD 57274
605-345-3639