De Smet, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Smet, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of De Smet had a population of 1,070 as of July 1, 2016. De Smet ranks in 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 De Smet is located at latitude 44.3861 and longitude -97.5497 in Kingsbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Smet (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kingsbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The City of De Smet (GNIS ID: 1267353) 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 De Smet 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 De Smet: Cream City, DeSmet, Desmet.

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


Total Population 1,070
Population in Households 1,027
Population in Familes 824
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 924
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $84,266
Average Home Value $111,806


Median Household Income $49,446
Average Household Income $59,740
Per Capita Income $26,277
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.23%
Households -0.3% -0.3%
Families 0.06% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

De Smet, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Smet 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 # 73 82nd
Population Density1 # 104 74th
Diversity Index2 # 329 16th
Median Household Income # 174 56th
Per Capita Income # 216 45th

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