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South Shore, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of South Shore had a population of 216 as of July 1, 2017. South Shore 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 South Shore is located at latitude 45.1015 and longitude -96.9301 in Codington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Shore (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Codington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,877 feet.

The Town of South Shore (GNIS ID: 1267579) 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 South Shore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Shore: Southshore.

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South Shore, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 216
Population in Households 216
Population in Familes 183
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 155
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $147,917
Average Home Value $185,843


Median Household Income $54,778
Average Household Income $74,053
Per Capita Income $29,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% -0.28%
Households -0.28% -0.21%
Families 2.92% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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.

South Shore, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Shore to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 216 45th
Population Density1 # 303 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 271 31st
Median Household Income # 128 68th
Per Capita Income # 141 64th

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