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Pukwana, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Pukwana had a population of 277 as of July 1, 2016. Pukwana 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 Pukwana is located at latitude 43.7792 and longitude -99.1843 in Brule County. 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. Brule County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,558 feet.

The Town of Pukwana (GNIS ID: 1267539) 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 Pukwana 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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Pukwana, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 277
Population in Households 277
Population in Familes 232
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 364
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $136,080


Median Household Income $45,549
Average Household Income $58,474
Per Capita Income $22,461
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.44%
Households -0.42% -0.36%
Families 1.54% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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 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 # 198 50th
Population Density1 # 219 44th
Diversity Index2 # 66 83rd
Median Household Income # 231 41st
Per Capita Income # 305 22nd

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