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Kadoka, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Kadoka had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2016. Kadoka ranks in the upper 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 Kadoka is located at latitude 43.8291 and longitude -101.5007 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kadoka (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,461 feet.

The City of Kadoka (GNIS ID: 1267442) 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 Kadoka 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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Kadoka, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 688
Population in Households 666
Population in Familes 505
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 301
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $59,337
Average Home Value $76,419


Median Household Income $41,660
Average Household Income $54,340
Per Capita Income $24,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 1.11%
Households 1.02% 1.2%
Families 1.54% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Kadoka, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kadoka 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 # 113 71st
Population Density1 # 242 38th
Diversity Index2 # 65 84th
Median Household Income # 277 29th
Per Capita Income # 269 31st

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