Ipswich, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ipswich, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Ipswich had a population of 950 as of July 1, 2017. Ipswich 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 Ipswich is located at latitude 45.4435 and longitude -99.03 in Edmunds County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ipswich (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edmunds County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,535 feet.

The City of Ipswich (GNIS ID: 1267436) 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 Ipswich population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ipswich, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 950
Population in Households 899
Population in Familes 714
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 709
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 408
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 307 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $116,071
Average Home Value $139,007


Median Household Income $50,577
Average Household Income $60,175
Per Capita Income $26,258
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.11%
Households 0.2% 0.05%
Families 0.0% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
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.

Ipswich, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ipswich to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 79 80th
Population Density1 # 146 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 303 23rd
Median Household Income # 189 52nd
Per Capita Income # 242 38th

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