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White Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of White Lake had a population of 385 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for White Lake is located at latitude 43.7281 and longitude -98.7115 in Aurora County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Aurora County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The City of White Lake (GNIS ID: 1267652) 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 White Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for White Lake: Thirty-six Mile Siding, Windsor, Yorktown.

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White Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 385
Population in Households 365
Population in Familes 293
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 889
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 170
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $98,750
Average Home Value $160,119


Median Household Income $40,682
Average Household Income $51,726
Per Capita Income $22,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.72%
Households 1.04% 0.81%
Families 3.61% 0.74%
Median Household Income   4.74%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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.

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White Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Lake to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 171 56th
Population Density1 # 108 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 279 28th
Median Household Income # 295 25th
Per Capita Income # 295 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.