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Valley Springs, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Valley Springs had a population of 863 as of July 1, 2017. Valley Springs 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 Valley Springs is located at latitude 43.5836 and longitude -96.4643 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The City of Valley Springs (GNIS ID: 1267610) 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 Valley Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Valley Springs, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 863
Population in Households 863
Population in Familes 728
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,056
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 294 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $223,276
Average Home Value $277,218


Median Household Income $77,631
Average Household Income $90,373
Per Capita Income $34,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.79% 1.92%
Households 1.83% 1.88%
Families 3.1% 1.76%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
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.

Valley Springs, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Springs to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 89 77th
Population Density1 # 82 79th
Diversity Index2 # 227 43rd
Median Household Income # 12 97th
Per Capita Income # 29 93rd

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