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Wagner, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Wagner had a population of 1,617 as of July 1, 2016. Wagner ranks in 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 Wagner is located at latitude 43.077 and longitude -98.2914 in Charles Mix County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wagner (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Charles Mix County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,447 feet.

The City of Wagner (GNIS ID: 1267620) 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 Wagner 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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Wagner, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,617
Population in Households 1,578
Population in Familes 1,277
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 856
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 662
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 756 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 330 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $76,978
Average Home Value $111,742


Median Household Income $30,974
Average Household Income $43,688
Per Capita Income $16,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.57%
Households 0.57% 0.66%
Families 1.83% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Wagner, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wagner 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 # 48 88th
Population Density1 # 115 71st
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 364 7th
Per Capita Income # 362 8th

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