Emery, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emery, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Emery had a population of 450 as of July 1, 2016. Emery 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 Emery is located at latitude 43.602 and longitude -97.6195 in Hanson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emery (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hanson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The City of Emery (GNIS ID: 1267380) 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 Emery 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 Emery: Farmington.

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


Total Population 450
Population in Households 450
Population in Familes 386
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 985
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 192
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $84,259
Average Home Value $116,406


Median Household Income $47,703
Average Household Income $58,996
Per Capita Income $23,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.09%
Households 0.08% 0.1%
Families 2.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

Emery, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emery 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 # 157 60th
Population Density1 # 96 76th
Diversity Index2 # 347 12th
Median Household Income # 192 51st
Per Capita Income # 289 26th

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