Ethan, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ethan, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Ethan had a population of 374 as of July 1, 2016. Ethan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Ethan is located at latitude 43.5463 and longitude -97.983 in Davison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ethan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Davison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,348 feet.

The Town of Ethan (GNIS ID: 1267383) 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 Ethan 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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Ethan, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 374
Population in Households 374
Population in Familes 333
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,512
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 116
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $128,646
Average Home Value $165,354


Median Household Income $52,246
Average Household Income $60,812
Per Capita Income $23,683
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.97% 1.5%
Households 2.32% 1.68%
Families 3.78% 1.67%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
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.

Ethan, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ethan 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 # 175 55th
Population Density1 # 35 91st
Diversity Index2 # 339 14th
Median Household Income # 139 65th
Per Capita Income # 277 29th

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