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Pukwana, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Pukwana had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Pukwana, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 286
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 240
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 376
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $98,276
Average Home Value $166,667


Median Household Income $43,741
Average Household Income $53,960
Per Capita Income $21,352
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.28%
Households 0.17% 0.34%
Families 2.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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, 2015 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 # 192 51st
Population Density1 # 215 45th
Diversity Index2 # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 254 35th
Per Capita Income # 314 20th

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