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Bonesteel, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Bonesteel had a population of 268 as of July 1, 2017. Bonesteel ranks in 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 Bonesteel is located at latitude 43.0776 and longitude -98.9468 in Gregory County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bonesteel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gregory County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,965 feet.

The City of Bonesteel (GNIS ID: 1267288) 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 Bonesteel 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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Bonesteel, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 268
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 346
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 268
Population in Familes 215
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 770
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $38,453
Average Household Income $47,925
Per Capita Income $21,533


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $55,208
Average Home Value $80,645


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.36% -0.3%
Households -0.22% -0.16%
Families 0.91% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Bonesteel, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bonesteel 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 # 199 49th
Population Density # 131 67th
Diversity Index # 55 86th
Median Household Income # 332 15th
Per Capita Income # 331 16th

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