Canova, South Dakota - Basic Facts

Canova is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Canova.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Miner County at latitude 43.8811 and longitude -97.5045. Miner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,529 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Canova (see map) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canova: Canova Station, Conova.

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Canova, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canova 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 284 27th
Population Density1 # 226 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 318 18th
Median Household Income # 136 65th
Per Capita Income # 220 44th

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


Total Population 106
Population in Households 100
Population in Familes 83
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 337
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $144,375


Median Household Income $51,984
Average Household Income $62,961
Per Capita Income $24,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population 0.22% 0.19%
Households 0.5% 0.41%
Families 7.78% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.