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Huron, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Huron is the 9th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 13,522 as of July 1, 2016. Huron 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 Huron is located at latitude 44.3623 and longitude -98.2104 in Beadle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Huron (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.51 sq. miles and a water area of 1.09 sq. miles. Beadle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Huron (GNIS ID: 1267433) 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 Huron 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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Huron, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,522
Population in Households 13,236
Population in Familes 10,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density1 1,421
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 5,753
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,532 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,221 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 585 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $88,408
Average Home Value $123,499


Median Household Income $43,695
Average Household Income $58,065
Per Capita Income $24,703
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 0.89%
Households 0.96% 0.79%
Families 1.01% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Huron, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Huron 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 # 9 98th
Population Density1 # 40 90th
Diversity Index2 # 27 93rd
Median Household Income # 257 35th
Per Capita Income # 254 35th

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