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The City of Murdo had a population of 486 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Murdo is located at latitude 43.8894 and longitude -100.7141 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murdo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,310 feet.

The City of Murdo (GNIS ID: 1267488) 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 Murdo 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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Murdo, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 486
Population in Households 486
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 772
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $76,639
Average Home Value $121,857


Median Household Income $41,803
Average Household Income $61,122
Per Capita Income $28,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.29%
Households 0.27% -0.08%
Families 2.02% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

Murdo, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murdo 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 # 149 62nd
Population Density1 # 132 66th
Diversity Index2 # 142 64th
Median Household Income # 275 30th
Per Capita Income # 127 68th

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