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Faith, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Faith is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Meade County at latitude 45.0258 and longitude -102.0363. Meade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,595 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Faith 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 Faith (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 435
Population in Households 435
Population in Familes 372
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 363
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $105,208
Average Home Value $164,331


Median Household Income $40,759
Average Household Income $52,461
Per Capita Income $22,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.77% 1.47%
Households 1.08% 1.73%
Families 4.14% 1.67%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.65%
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.


Faith, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Faith 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 # 160 60th
Population Density1 # 221 44th
Diversity Index2 # 144 63rd
Median Household Income # 305 22nd
Per Capita Income # 295 25th

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