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Chamberlain, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Chamberlain had a population of 2,461 as of July 1, 2016. Chamberlain ranks in 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 Chamberlain is located at latitude 43.7862 and longitude -99.3254 in Brule County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chamberlain (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.64 sq. miles and a water area of 1.2 sq. miles. Brule County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The City of Chamberlain (GNIS ID: 1267325) 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 Chamberlain 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 Chamberlain: Makah Tepee.

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Chamberlain, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,461
Population in Households 2,341
Population in Familes 1,764
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 370
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,074
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 614
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 652 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 423 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $129,714
Average Home Value $156,498


Median Household Income $47,669
Average Household Income $61,173
Per Capita Income $27,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.22%
Households 0.52% 0.24%
Families 0.67% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Chamberlain, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chamberlain 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 # 34 92nd
Population Density1 # 217 45th
Diversity Index2 # 52 87th
Median Household Income # 193 51st
Per Capita Income # 172 56th

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