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Vale, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Vale Census Designated Place had a population of 160 as of July 1, 2017. Vale ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vale is located at latitude 44.6183 and longitude -103.3987 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Vale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,769 feet.

The Vale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628852) 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 Vale Census Designated Place is located within Township of Vale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vale 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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Vale, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 160
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 67
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 96
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 160
Population in Familes 134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 108
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $37,306
Average Household Income $50,961
Per Capita Income $21,462


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $214,453


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.27% 0.98%
Households 2.36% 1.27%
Families 4.39% 1.05%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Vale, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vale 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 # 243 38th
Population Density # 322 18th
Diversity Index # 129 68th
Median Household Income # 341 13th
Per Capita Income # 333 15th

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