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Vale, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Vale Census Designated Place had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Vale, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 139
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $94,048
Average Home Value $183,962


Median Household Income $36,660
Average Household Income $49,958
Per Capita Income $21,113
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.14%
Households 0.49% 0.3%
Families 2.89% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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 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 # 256 35th
Population Density1 # 331 16th
Diversity Index2 # 127 68th
Median Household Income # 329 16th
Per Capita Income # 325 17th

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