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The City of White Lake had a population of 390 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 390
Population in Households 370
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 901
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 107
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $45,357
Average Home Value $94,685


Median Household Income $38,782
Average Household Income $53,382
Per Capita Income $23,059
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.71%
Households 1.06% 0.91%
Families 3.18% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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 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 # 171 56th
Population Density1 # 108 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 265 32nd
Median Household Income # 314 20th
Per Capita Income # 295 25th

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