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Eagle Butte, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Eagle Butte had a population of 1,387 as of July 1, 2016. Eagle Butte 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 Eagle Butte is located at latitude 44.9907 and longitude -101.2276 in Dewey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagle Butte (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dewey County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,418 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Eagle Butte are located in Dewey County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ziebach County.

The City of Eagle Butte (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Eagle Butte 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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Eagle Butte, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,387
Population in Households 1,381
Population in Familes 1,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,184
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 299
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $66,406
Average Home Value $138,676


Median Household Income $31,844
Average Household Income $42,022
Per Capita Income $12,160
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.64%
Households 0.82% 0.68%
Families 1.11% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Eagle Butte, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle Butte 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 # 54 86th
Population Density1 # 68 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 54 86th
Median Household Income # 359 8th
Per Capita Income # 374 5th

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