Community Profile

In all of America, there is only one Spearfish. Unique in its blend of history, beauty, small-town charm, and big city amenities, Spearfish is truly a “micropolitan” community. Over the last decade, Spearfish has experienced steady growth. People of all ages have been attracted to the community, not only for its beauty but also for the quality of life. Spearfish is a complete community, offering excellent healthcare, high quality education, friendly neighborhoods and low crime rate.

 

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Population
Greater Spearfish Area
2020    15,481

Lawrence County
2020     25,768

Elevation           3,640 feet

Climate
Average Summer Temperature:     65.1ºF (Avg. Daily Hg. 78ºF)
Average Winter Temperature:        29ºF (Avg. Daily Hg. 40ºF)
Average Annual Precipitation:       22″
Average Annual Snowfall:              40” in town : 70” in Spearfish Canyon

Housing
Average Monthly Rent for 2 Bedrooms: $1200 House • $800 Apartment
Average Monthly Rent for 4 Bedrooms: $1,650 House • $1,200 Apartment
Average Home Purchase Price 2021: $359,000

Education
• 1 high school • 1 middle school • 3 elementary schools
• 3 parochial schools • 10 preschools

Spearfish School District: 605.717.1201
www.spearfish.k12.sd.us

Black Hills Christian Academy: 605.722.1276
www.blackhillschristianacademy.com

Black Hills State University: 800.ALL.BHSU
Enrollment: 3,540
Black Hills State University offers 80 academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels, as well as 20 pre-professional programs.
www.BHSU.edu

Employment
South Dakota Department of Labor
605.642.6900    dlr.sd.gov
Black Hills Pioneer Classifieds 605-642-2761
Jacket Job Link at BHSU 605.642.6951   www.BHSU.edu/careers

Public Recreation Facilities
11+ Miles of Recreation Path
16 Parks & Playgrounds
6-Plex Movie Theater
Ball Fields
Band Shell
Basketball Courts
Bike Skills Park
Bowling Alley
City Recreation Center
Disc Golf Courses
Dog Parks
Fitness Centers
Football/Soccer Fields
Horseshoe Courts
Indoor Pool
Indoor Walking Tracks
Outdoor Ice Rink
Outdoor Water Park
Performance Theaters
Pickeball Courts
Picnic Shelters
Public Golf Courses
Skateboard Park

Tax Structure
Mill Levies 2020
Within City Limits
$18.07/1000 (commercial)
$14.62/1000 (residential)
Adjacent to City Limits:
$15.40/1000 (commercial)
$11.94/1000 (residential)

City Sales Tax Rate:     2%
State Sales Tax Rate:   4.5%
Hospitality Tax Rate:    1%
Tourism Tax Rate:        1.5%