Hermosa, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hermosa, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Hermosa had a population of 409 as of July 1, 2016. Hermosa 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 Hermosa is located at latitude 43.8397 and longitude -103.193 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hermosa (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,327 feet.

The Town of Hermosa (GNIS ID: 1267418) 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 Hermosa 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 Hermosa: Battle River Stage Station, Strater, Strater Post Office.

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


Total Population 409
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 337
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 851
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 164
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 117
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 138 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $209,615
Average Home Value $254,562


Median Household Income $54,435
Average Household Income $71,961
Per Capita Income $31,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 1.15%
Households 0.6% 1.31%
Families 0.99% 1.17%
Median Household Income   -1.01%
Per Capita Income   0.31%
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.

Hermosa, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hermosa 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 # 167 58th
Population Density1 # 117 70th
Diversity Index2 # 91 77th
Median Household Income # 101 74th
Per Capita Income # 56 86th

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