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Bushnell, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Bushnell had a population of 74 as of July 1, 2016. Bushnell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Bushnell is located at latitude 44.3277 and longitude -96.6422 in Brookings County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bushnell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brookings County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,690 feet.

The Town of Bushnell (GNIS ID: 1267305) 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 Bushnell 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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Bushnell, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 74
Population in Households 70
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 32
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $256,731


Median Household Income $61,745
Average Household Income $80,996
Per Capita Income $27,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.1% 3.05%
Households 2.16% 3.5%
Families 4.0% 3.26%
Median Household Income   3.97%
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.

Bushnell, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bushnell 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 # 310 21st
Population Density1 # 324 17th
Diversity Index2 # 42 89th
Median Household Income # 39 90th
Per Capita Income # 161 59th

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