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Pukwana, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Pukwana is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brule County at latitude 43.7792 and longitude -99.1843. Brule County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,558 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Pukwana, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pukwana, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pukwana indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Pukwana (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Pukwana, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 289
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 242
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 380
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $105,357
Average Home Value $168,011


Median Household Income $45,778
Average Household Income $58,534
Per Capita Income $22,922
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.41%
Households 0.41% 0.51%
Families 3.49% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.


Pukwana, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pukwana to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 190 52nd
Population Density1 # 213 46th
Diversity Index2 # 76 81st
Median Household Income # 237 39th
Per Capita Income # 283 28th

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