Sturgis Statistics

The following stats were provided by the Sturgis City Rally Department, and is assumed to reflect the numbers that Sturgis saw.

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-1990 (50th)1999 (59th)2000 (60th)2005 (65th)2009 (69th)2010 (70th)2011 (71st)
DOT Traffic Counts 528,676 539,475 604,441 524,656 394,009 459,968 415,367
Attendance 400,000 325,000 633,000 525,250 442,163 466,769 416,727
Marriage Licenses Issued 179 126 197 109 62 74 59
Vendors (in Sturgis) 243 941 943 901 696 761 727
Vendors (in Meade County) 307 103 187 287 207 261 228
Rally Related Deaths N/A 11 10 6 6 9 4
Taxable Sales / Temp Vendors 3 Mill 11 Mill 14.3 Mill 14.9 Mill 10.1 Mill 11.4 Mill 10.3 Mill
SD State Sales Tax collected N/A 177,000 573,000 596,246 404,591 456,986 411,466
Sturgis City Sales Tax Collected 59,000 221,187 286,000 268,711 202,295 228,493 205,733
SD Dept of Tourism Tax Collected N/A N/A 143,000 148,060 150,506 170,191 150,403
Tons of garbage hauled 408.88 568 769.55 795.18 564.83 583.16 511.79
Mt Rushmore Motorcycle Count:   76,603 55,491 62,798 78,469 67,130 55,556
Other Info:19992000200120022003200420052006200720082011
Parking Tickets 164 359 184 179 209 221 273 324 303 188 167
Felony Drug Arrest 58 56 9 8 8 16 17 3 4 5 4
Misdemeanor Drug Arrests 431 307 92 111 84 97 110 61 57 84 51
Arrests for Non-Traffic Violations 294 264 193 250 230 248 258 161 147 319 175
Traffic Violations (Sturgis) 329 500 132 149 172 145 115 167 143 153 165
Jailed 122 111 126 140 374 405 448 443 460 437 400
Calls for Service - Meade Co. Sheriff 1204 1150 1989 1119 1228 1441 1197 1217 1386 1248 910
Hospital Emergency Room Visits 326 390 275 292 334 340 317 448 289 370 275