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Norris, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Norris Census Designated Place had a population of 156 as of July 1, 2016. Norris ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Norris is located at latitude 43.4721 and longitude -101.1927 in Mellette County. The formal boundaries for the Norris Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mellette County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,500 feet.

The Norris Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584562) 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 Norris Census Designated Place is located within Township of Norris, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mellette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norris 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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Norris, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 156
Population in Households 156
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 179
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 3.9
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $54,167
Average Home Value $148,913


Median Household Income $31,977
Average Household Income $46,732
Per Capita Income $14,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.38%
Households 0.41% 0.98%
Families 0.54% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Norris, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norris 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 # 243 38th
Population Density1 # 291 26th
Diversity Index2 # 30 93rd
Median Household Income # 358 9th
Per Capita Income # 364 7th

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