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Whitehorse, South Dakota - Basic Facts

Whitehorse is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Whitehorse Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Dewey County at latitude 45.2705 and longitude -100.8865. Dewey County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Whitehorse Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Whitehorse, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 141
Population in Households 141
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 3.71
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $150,000


Median Household Income $52,715
Average Household Income $69,570
Per Capita Income $25,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.97%
Households 0.63% 1.03%
Families -1.73% 1.49%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.


Whitehorse, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitehorse 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 # 252 36th
Population Density1 # 351 10th
Diversity Index2 # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 115 71st
Per Capita Income # 197 50th

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