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Sturgis, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Sturgis had a population of 6,821 as of July 1, 2016. Sturgis 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 Sturgis is located at latitude 44.4092 and longitude -103.5183 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sturgis (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,422 feet.

The City of Sturgis (GNIS ID: 1267596) 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 Sturgis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sturgis: Scooptown.

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


Total Population 6,821
Population in Households 6,643
Population in Familes 4,961
Population in Group Qrtrs 178
Population Density1 1,698
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 3,045
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,725
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,872 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,172 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $135,080
Average Home Value $140,937


Median Household Income $38,354
Average Household Income $48,347
Per Capita Income $22,322
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.91%
Households 0.84% 1.06%
Families 0.45% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Sturgis, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturgis 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 # 16 96th
Population Density1 # 27 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 120 70th
Median Household Income # 318 19th
Per Capita Income # 308 21st

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