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Parkston, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Parkston had a population of 1,603 as of July 1, 2016. Parkston 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 Parkston is located at latitude 43.3926 and longitude -97.9858 in Hutchinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parkston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hutchinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,394 feet.

The City of Parkston (GNIS ID: 1267528) 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 Parkston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,603
Population in Households 1,525
Population in Familes 1,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 1,375
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 441
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 543 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $88,408
Average Home Value $119,577


Median Household Income $36,229
Average Household Income $55,638
Per Capita Income $25,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.57%
Households 1.23% 0.79%
Families 1.29% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Parkston, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkston 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 # 49 88th
Population Density1 # 42 90th
Diversity Index2 # 305 23rd
Median Household Income # 334 15th
Per Capita Income # 245 38th

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