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Saint Lawrence, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Saint Lawrence had a population of 203 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Lawrence 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 Saint Lawrence is located at latitude 44.5166 and longitude -98.9379 in Hand County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saint Lawrence (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hand County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The Town of Saint Lawrence (GNIS ID: 1267559) 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 Saint Lawrence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Lawrence: King, Rex, Seneca Falls.

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Saint Lawrence, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 203
Population in Households 193
Population in Familes 145
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 592
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $94,231
Average Home Value $122,727


Median Household Income $45,410
Average Household Income $54,864
Per Capita Income $24,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.1%
Households 0.21% 0.0%
Families -3.29% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Saint Lawrence, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Lawrence 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 # 224 43rd
Population Density1 # 172 56th
Diversity Index2 # 318 19th
Median Household Income # 235 40th
Per Capita Income # 262 33rd

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