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Vale, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Vale Census Designated Place had a population of 152 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Vale Census Designated Place, SD Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 152
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 128
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 103
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $97,368
Average Home Value $175,431
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,599
Average Household Income $52,148
Per Capita Income $21,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.14% 1.78%
Households 2.5% 2.07%
Families 5.39% 1.79%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.

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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, 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 # 245 37th
Population Density1 # 324 17th
Diversity Index2 # 131 67th
Median Household Income # 298 24th
Per Capita Income # 301 23rd

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