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McLaughlin, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of McLaughlin had a population of 713 as of July 1, 2016. McLaughlin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 McLaughlin is located at latitude 45.8133 and longitude -100.8107 in Corson County. The formal boundaries for the City of McLaughlin (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Corson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,001 feet.

The City of McLaughlin (GNIS ID: 1267468) 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 McLaughlin 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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McLaughlin, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 713
Population in Households 713
Population in Familes 614
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,764
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (48.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $71,429


Median Household Income $26,598
Average Household Income $39,027
Per Capita Income $11,829
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.1%
Households 1.33% 1.23%
Families 2.98% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

McLaughlin, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McLaughlin 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 # 106 73rd
Population Density1 # 24 94th
Diversity Index2 # 23 94th
Median Household Income # 380 3rd
Per Capita Income # 375 4th

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