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Whitewood, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Whitewood had a population of 987 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

City of Whitewood, SD Boundary Map

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Whitewood, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 987
Population in Households 980
Population in Familes 806
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,550
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $143,939
Average Home Value $182,330
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,067
Average Household Income $65,943
Per Capita Income $28,033
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.2% 1.36%
Households 1.38% 1.5%
Families 3.86% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.31%
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.

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Whitewood, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitewood to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 Density1 # 33 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 138 65th
Median Household Income # 213 46th
Per Capita Income # 104 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.