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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, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 409
Daytime Population: Workers 124
Daytime Population: Residents 188
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 312
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 336
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 851
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $58,886
Average Household Income $75,928
Per Capita Income $32,613


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $213,462
Average Home Value $256,204


Total Households 162
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.58%
Households 0.35% 0.61%
Families 0.74% 0.51%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

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, 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 # 167 58th
Population Density # 116 71st
Diversity Index # 81 80th
Median Household Income # 79 80th
Per Capita Income # 58 85th

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