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Lemmon, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Lemmon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Perkins County at latitude 45.9385 and longitude -102.1589. Perkins County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,569 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lemmon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lemmon, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lemmon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lemmon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,184
Population in Households 1,123
Population in Familes 841
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 1,141
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 553
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $78,443
Average Home Value $98,131


Median Household Income $30,198
Average Household Income $48,828
Per Capita Income $22,572
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.84% -0.32%
Households -0.59% -0.25%
Families -0.75% -0.52%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
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.


Lemmon, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lemmon 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 67 83rd
Population Density1 # 70 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 233 41st
Median Household Income # 369 6th
Per Capita Income # 289 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.