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Porcupine, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Porcupine Census Designated Place had a population of 1,106 as of July 1, 2017. Porcupine 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 Porcupine is located at latitude 43.2687 and longitude -102.3353 in Oglala Lakota County. The formal boundaries for the Porcupine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oglala Lakota County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,192 feet.

The Porcupine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393194) 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 Porcupine Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Oglala Lakota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porcupine 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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Porcupine, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,106
Population in Households 1,103
Population in Familes 1,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 116
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 5.04
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $39,583
Average Home Value $126,880


Median Household Income $31,127
Average Household Income $47,275
Per Capita Income $10,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.66%
Households 0.51% 0.63%
Families 0.0% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Porcupine, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porcupine 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 # 71 82nd
Population Density1 # 318 19th
Diversity Index2 # 182 54th
Median Household Income # 368 6th
Per Capita Income # 383 2nd

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