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The Town of Vilas had a population of 21 as of July 1, 2016. Vilas 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 Vilas is located at latitude 44.0083 and longitude -97.5959 in Miner County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Vilas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Miner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Town of Vilas (GNIS ID: 1267616) 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 Vilas 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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Vilas, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21
Population in Households 21
Population in Familes 17
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 10
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 6
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (28.6%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $82,143


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $73,498
Per Capita Income $33,061
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.0%
Households 1.7% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Vilas, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vilas 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 # 367 6th
Population Density1 # 382 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 274 30th
Median Household Income # 165 58th
Per Capita Income # 35 91st

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