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White Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of White Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Aurora County at latitude 43.7281 and longitude -98.7115. Aurora County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The formal official name is the City of White Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as White Lake, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for White Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 380
Population in Households 359
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 878
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $102,632
Average Home Value $160,484


Median Household Income $44,404
Average Household Income $51,084
Per Capita Income $21,771
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.42%
Households 0.86% 0.71%
Families 4.01% 0.57%
Median Household Income   4.13%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 109 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 232 41st
Median Household Income # 259 34th
Per Capita Income # 307 22nd

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