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The Vivian Census Designated Place had a population of 117 as of July 1, 2016. Vivian ranks in the lower 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 Vivian is located at latitude 43.9273 and longitude -100.3011 in Lyman County. The formal boundaries for the Vivian Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

The Vivian Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393835) 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 Vivian Census Designated Place is located within Township of Vivian, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vivian population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 117
Population in Households 117
Population in Familes 94
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 68
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $126,705


Median Household Income $51,821
Average Household Income $60,074
Per Capita Income $26,842
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% 0.17%
Households -0.29% -0.37%
Families -0.48% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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.

Vivian, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vivian 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 # 273 30th
Population Density1 # 344 12th
Diversity Index2 # 264 33rd
Median Household Income # 143 64th
Per Capita Income # 193 51st

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