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Whitewood, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Whitewood had a population of 1,030 as of July 1, 2017. Whitewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitewood is located at latitude 44.4618 and longitude -103.6381 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,655 feet.

The City of Whitewood (GNIS ID: 1267655) 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 Whitewood 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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Whitewood, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,030
Daytime Population: Workers 201
Daytime Population: Residents 420
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 621
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 1,023
Population in Familes 838
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,616
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $64,581
Average Household Income $85,609
Per Capita Income $35,424


Total Housing Units 443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $227,959
Average Home Value $269,510


Total Households 410
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 289
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 1.46% 1.42%
Households 1.28% 1.42%
Families 3.08% 1.28%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Whitewood, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitewood 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 # 77 81st
Population Density # 29 93rd
Diversity Index # 152 62nd
Median Household Income # 31 92nd
Per Capita Income # 26 94th

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