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Corsica, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Corsica had a population of 626 as of July 1, 2016. Corsica ranks in 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 Corsica is located at latitude 43.4222 and longitude -98.4074 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corsica (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,562 feet.

The City of Corsica (GNIS ID: 1267338) 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 Corsica 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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Corsica, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 626
Population in Households 599
Population in Familes 511
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 748
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 262
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $81,159
Average Home Value $142,203


Median Household Income $50,878
Average Household Income $65,474
Per Capita Income $26,672
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.57%
Households 1.08% 0.75%
Families 3.17% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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.

Corsica, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corsica 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 # 123 69th
Population Density1 # 139 65th
Diversity Index2 # 341 13th
Median Household Income # 150 62nd
Per Capita Income # 203 48th

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