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Lower Brule, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Lower Brule Census Designated Place had a population of 646 as of July 1, 2017. Lower Brule ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lower Brule is located at latitude 44.0741 and longitude -99.5838 in Lyman County. The formal boundaries for the Lower Brule Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The Lower Brule Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393111) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lower Brule Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Lower Brule, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lower Brule 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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Lower Brule, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 646
Population in Households 630
Population in Familes 538
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 1,778
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $62,963
Average Home Value $78,526


Median Household Income $37,374
Average Household Income $52,324
Per Capita Income $13,892
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.61%
Households 0.63% 0.66%
Families 0.81% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.

Lower Brule, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lower Brule 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 # 117 70th
Population Density1 # 23 94th
Diversity Index2 # 84 79th
Median Household Income # 340 13th
Per Capita Income # 369 6th

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