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Bison, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Bison had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bison is located at latitude 45.5235 and longitude -102.4677 in Perkins County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Perkins County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,782 feet.

The Town of Bison (GNIS ID: 1267285) 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 Bison 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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Bison, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 337
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 287
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 339
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $87,903
Average Home Value $175,000


Median Household Income $38,622
Average Household Income $65,972
Per Capita Income $27,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.35%
Households 0.3% 0.49%
Families 1.54% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Bison, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bison 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 # 180 54th
Population Density1 # 228 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 251 36th
Median Household Income # 317 19th
Per Capita Income # 157 60th

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