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Sturgis is a city in Meade County, in the Rapid City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Lt. Jack Sturgis, officer killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn; or for his father Major Samuel D. Sturgis.

The latitude of Sturgis is 44.409N. The longitude is -103.508W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,422 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,389.


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Median household income
Local
$30,253
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sturgis demographic reports
Sturgis is on the edge of the Black Hills.
Developed from Fort Sturgis, established here in 1876
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Sturgis Rally - Aug. 6-12, 2007
  • Cavalry Days Heritage Festival - June 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sturgis web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Bear Butte State Park
Sturgis attractions: Thousands of bikers gather here each August for the Sturgis Rally
Historic sites and museums: Old Fort Meade Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Sturgis residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sturgis ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sturgis was $16,763, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Sturgis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sturgis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $294.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $802.


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Libraries in Sturgis include Sturgis Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sturgis include Meade County Times-Tribune

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Meade County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sturgis political report.

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The average commute time for Sturgis workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sturgis include Super 8.

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