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Hermosa, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Hermosa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Custer County at latitude 43.8397 and longitude -103.193. Custer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,327 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Hermosa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hermosa, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hermosa indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 434
Population in Households 428
Population in Familes 357
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 903
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 206 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $179,110


Median Household Income $52,047
Average Household Income $62,797
Per Capita Income $26,593
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.06% 1.91%
Households 2.16% 2.21%
Families 2.86% 2.01%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 161 59th
Population Density1 # 103 74th
Diversity Index2 # 87 78th
Median Household Income # 135 66th
Per Capita Income # 151 62nd

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