Whitehorse, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitehorse, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Whitehorse Census Designated Place had a population of 141 as of July 1, 2015. Whitehorse ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Whitehorse is located at latitude 45.2746 and longitude -100.9012 in Dewey County. The formal boundaries for the Whitehorse Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dewey County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The Whitehorse Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393856) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitehorse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Whitehorse, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 141
Population in Households 141
Population in Familes 119
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 55


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 $53,192
Average Household Income $73,908
Per Capita Income $27,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.56%
Households 0.51% 0.52%
Families -1.4% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 251 36th
Population Density1 # 351 10th
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 122 69th
Per Capita Income # 137 65th

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