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Highmore, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Highmore had a population of 779 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Highmore is located at latitude 44.5214 and longitude -99.4393 in Hyde County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highmore (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hyde County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,886 feet.

The City of Highmore (GNIS ID: 1267422) 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 Highmore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Highmore, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 779
Daytime Population: Workers 459
Daytime Population: Residents 289
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 748
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 745
Population in Familes 583
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 413
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $42,516
Average Household Income $56,637
Per Capita Income $24,882


Total Housing Units 395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $87,349
Average Home Value $115,234


Total Households 339
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.41%
Households -0.32% -0.42%
Families -0.14% -0.51%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Highmore, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highmore to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 98 75th
Population Density # 204 48th
Diversity Index # 126 67th
Median Household Income # 288 27th
Per Capita Income # 280 29th

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