Eureka, South Dakota


City Information



LOCATION top
Distance in miles to:
Aberdeen, SD - 75 miles east
Mobridge, SD and Missour River access - 60 miles southwest
Bismarck, ND - 130 miles northwest
Minneapolis/St. Paul - 366 miles east
Elevation: 1,890 feet

POPULATION: top
(2010 Census)
City: 868
County: 2,904

COMMUNITY FACILITIES top
Churches:
Protestant: 6
Catholic: 1
Motel - Total Rooms: 33
5 Eating Establishments
Convenience Store

QUALITY OF LIFEtop
Low crime rate
Honest citizenry
Safe schools
Good education system
High work ethic and productivity
Affordable housing
Clean air and water
No traffic congestion
Short commute time
Personal check accepted
ATM
Relaxed lifestyle

EDUCATION top
K-6: 105 (Average class size 14)
7-8: 34
9-12: 82
Athletic teams are competitive in 5 girls' and boys' varsity sports
Academic teams rank high in state and national competitions
Student-teacher ratio: 9-1
Faculty average tenure of 17 years of experience
ACT scores are above national averages
SAT scores are above state and national averages
90% of graduates pursue post-high school training
4-year university at Northern State University - Aberdeen, 75 miles
4-year college at Presentation College - Aberdeen, 75 miles
Vo-tech training at: Watertown-179 miles and Wahpeton, ND-175 miles
Two-way audio/one-way video distance learning opportunities for students and adults
Public library with Internet access

MEDICALtop
Skilled care 56-Bed Nursing Home/2 Assisted Living Suites
Acute Care Hospital & Assisted Living Center
Swing Bed Program
Home Health and Public Health Services
Two Family Practitioner Clinics
One Chiropractic Clinic
One Dental Clinic
One Optometry Clinic
28-Member Volunteer Ambulance Crew
Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
Other Services include:
Opthamology
Orthopedics
Ultrasound
Mammography
CT Scans
Nuclear Medicine
Laboratory & Radiology
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Telemedicine
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy Services
Cataract Surgery

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND MAJOR ANNUAL EVENTS top
Two lakes host supervised swimming, fishing, boating
Volleyball courts
Lighted, fenced and bleachered softball diamond
Pioneer Museum
Golf course: 9-hole course, grass greens, watered fairways
Eight-lane, all weather track
Wintertime: Ice fishing, snowmobiling
Bowling lanes
Camping facilities, hookups and showers
Lighted tennis court
Walking, jogging, biking in safe, clean environment
Hunting: trophy deer, pheasant, duck, goose, partridge, grouse
German-Russian Schmeckfest
Retailers' Appreciation Day and Outdoor Entertainment
Triathlon: Swim-Run-Bicycle

COMMUNICATIONS top
Eureka's weekly Northwest Blade
Aberdeen's daily American News
TV: 24 channels via cable, including 4 major networks and a public channel via cable

TELECOMMUNICATIONS top
Touch tone, fiber optics and digital switching from Valley Telecommunications Cooperative
Number of lines in area: 1,000 and expandable
Teleconferencing capability
High-speed Internet
Two-way audio/video LifeSize conference studio

GOVERNMENTtop
Mayor and 6 council members
City employees: 4 Full-time; plus seasonal
24-member volunteer Fire Department
ISO fire rating: 7

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONtop
Great Plains Bank, total assets of $90,000,000

UTILITIEStop
Water: 3,500,000 gallon monthly capacity from WEB rural water - with backup from 3 ground wells

LABOR FORCEtop
Area wide: 1,389 (no union)
Available Labor Supply: 130
Largest nonfarming occupations: Professional and service

TRANSPORTATION top
US Postal Service
Federal Express pickup and delivery
UPS pickup and delivery
Intersection of SD Highways 10 and 47
US Highway 83: 21 miles west
US Highway 12: 23 miles south
Lighted airport with 3,100 foot, hard-surfaced runway and 2,100 foot, turfed runway
Railroad: 23 miles south
Motor Freight Carriers:
Lewis Truckline - Aberdeen
Rude Transportation - Redfield
Lakeville Motor Express - Watertown
SBF Freight System - Watertown
CCX - An Arbor, Michigan
East River Lumber and Grain - Mobridge
Schrum Trucking - Forbes, ND
Six Local Trucking Businesses
Eureka Community Transit Bus

TAXES top
City sales tax: 2%
State sales tax: 4.5%
Second lowest state per capita taxation in nation
Rated 13th in workmen's compensation rate in nation
NO
No corporate income tax
No individual income tax
No personal property tax
No business inventory tax
No state property tax

LOCAL AND STATE INCENTIVES top
Two years free city water, sewer and sanitation - minimum of 5 employees
Property tax abatement available
Local industrial bond capabilities
Long and short term, and open loans are available from area lending institutions
Guaranteed loans are available
Eureka Community Development Company has a revolving loan fund to assist financing needs of new and expanding companies
Other state and federal financing programs available
Professional expertise in developing creative financing packages is available

TRAINING top
Services include workshops and seminars to give entrepreneurs education and technical assistance necessary to start and maintain a business

INDUSTRIAL PARK top
15 acres with 8" sewer line, telephone and electricity
Streets are lighted and roads are paved

MAJOR EMPLOYERS top
Avera Eureka Health Care Center - Skilled nursing facility - 75 employees - established in 1989
Dakota Woodworking - Custom Cabinetry & Furniture - 22 employees - established in 1988
Eureka Community Hospital - Health care - 42 employees - established in 1928
Eureka Manufacturing - Swimming pool specialties, Stainless steel mfg. - 10 employees - established in 1987
Eureka Public School - Education - 50 employees - established in 1918
The Stop - Convenience store - 11 employees - established in 2008
Great Plains Bank - Financial - 23 employees (7 in Eureka) - established in 1920
Ken's Food Fair - Grocery store - 11 employees - established in 1988
Northwest GF Mutual Insurance Company - Property/Casualty insurance - 25 employees - established in 1897


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