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Plankinton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Plankinton had a population of 746 as of July 1, 2016. Plankinton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plankinton is located at latitude 43.7154 and longitude -98.4837 in Aurora County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plankinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Aurora County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,526 feet.

The City of Plankinton (GNIS ID: 1267534) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plankinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Plankinton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 746
Population in Households 698
Population in Familes 570
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 988
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $80,051
Average Home Value $91,000


Median Household Income $48,566
Average Household Income $52,921
Per Capita Income $21,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.69%
Households 0.96% 0.82%
Families 1.06% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plankinton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plankinton to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 102 74th
Population Density1 # 95 76th
Diversity Index2 # 51 87th
Median Household Income # 183 53rd
Per Capita Income # 326 17th

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