Ferney, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ferney, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Ferney Census Designated Place had a population of 47 as of July 1, 2016. Ferney ranks in the lower 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 Ferney is located at latitude 45.3346 and longitude -98.0939 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the Ferney Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The Ferney Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584552) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ferney Census Designated Place is located within Township of East Hanson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brown County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ferney 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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Ferney, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 47
Population in Households 40
Population in Familes 35
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 1.67
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $185,714


Median Household Income $53,287
Average Household Income $60,344
Per Capita Income $21,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.25%
Households 2.16% 1.61%
Families 6.7% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.

Ferney, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferney 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 # 342 13th
Population Density1 # 357 9th
Diversity Index2 # 355 10th
Median Household Income # 126 68th
Per Capita Income # 324 17th

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