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Vale, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Vale Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Butte County at latitude 44.6183 and longitude -103.3987. Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,769 feet.

The formal official name is the Vale Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Vale, South Dakota.

The U5 Census Class Code for Vale indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Vale Census Designated Place, SD Boundary Map


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


Total Population 144
Population in Households 144
Population in Familes 121
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $103,125
Average Home Value $162,273


Median Household Income $38,299
Average Household Income $49,584
Per Capita Income $20,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.35% 1.09%
Households 1.76% 1.39%
Families 5.27% 1.15%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
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.


Vale, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vale 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 # 249 37th
Population Density1 # 328 16th
Diversity Index2 # 116 71st
Median Household Income # 329 16th
Per Capita Income # 325 17th

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