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Fort Thompson, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Fort Thompson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,362 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Thompson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Fort Thompson is located at latitude 44.0549 and longitude -99.4048 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Thompson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.38 sq. miles and a water area of 2.22 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,440 feet.

The Fort Thompson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393006) 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 Fort Thompson Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Crow Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buffalo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Thompson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fort Thompson, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,362
Population in Households 1,360
Population in Familes 1,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 342
Average Household Size 3.98
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (51.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $72,321
Average Home Value $140,064


Median Household Income $31,162
Average Household Income $45,257
Per Capita Income $12,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 0.79%
Households 0.96% 0.92%
Families 0.43% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

Fort Thompson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Thompson to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 56 86th
Population Density1 # 307 21st
Diversity Index2 # 78 81st
Median Household Income # 367 6th
Per Capita Income # 376 4th

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