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Bonesteel, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Bonesteel is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gregory County at latitude 43.0776 and longitude -98.9468. Gregory County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,965 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bonesteel, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bonesteel, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bonesteel indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 272
Population in Households 272
Population in Familes 218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 781
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $166,489


Median Household Income $35,573
Average Household Income $46,667
Per Capita Income $20,826
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.26% -0.15%
Households -0.19% 0.16%
Families 1.85% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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.


Bonesteel, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bonesteel 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 # 197 50th
Population Density1 # 130 67th
Diversity Index2 # 47 88th
Median Household Income # 349 11th
Per Capita Income # 320 18th

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