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Dante, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Dante had a population of 87 as of July 1, 2016. Dante 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 Dante is located at latitude 43.0399 and longitude -98.1856 in Charles Mix County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dante (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Charles Mix County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,391 feet.

The Town of Dante (GNIS ID: 1267348) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dante population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dante: Mayo.

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


Total Population 87
Population in Households 80
Population in Familes 70
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 174
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $159,259


Median Household Income $39,574
Average Household Income $58,684
Per Capita Income $20,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.68%
Households 1.01% 0.6%
Families 0.68% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

Dante, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dante 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 # 300 23rd
Population Density1 # 295 25th
Diversity Index2 # 47 88th
Median Household Income # 305 22nd
Per Capita Income # 340 13th

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