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Whitewood, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Whitewood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lawrence County at latitude 44.4618 and longitude -103.6381. Lawrence County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,655 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Whitewood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Whitewood, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Whitewood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Whitewood, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 980
Population in Households 973
Population in Familes 801
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,539
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $136,694
Average Home Value $172,274


Median Household Income $52,579
Average Household Income $66,009
Per Capita Income $28,051
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.32% 1.6%
Households 1.53% 1.93%
Families 4.7% 1.71%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 129 67th
Median Household Income # 120 69th
Per Capita Income # 101 74th

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