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Miller, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Miller had a population of 1,445 as of July 1, 2015. Miller ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Miller is located at latitude 44.52 and longitude -98.9862 in Hand County. The formal boundaries for the City of Miller (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hand County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,578 feet.

The City of Miller (GNIS ID: 1267477) 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 Miller 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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Miller, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,445
Population in Households 1,400
Population in Familes 1,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,469
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 705
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 495 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $88,049
Average Home Value $130,505


Median Household Income $37,460
Average Household Income $52,492
Per Capita Income $24,868
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.29%
Households -0.51% -0.26%
Families 0.19% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.


Miller, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Miller 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 # 52 87th
Population Density1 # 37 91st
Diversity Index2 # 334 15th
Median Household Income # 327 16th
Per Capita Income # 216 45th

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