Potter County SD Information


Potter County Subdivisions

Potter County SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,383
Population in Households 2,320
Population in Familes 1,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,102
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 663
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 902 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 480 (30.3%)
Median Home Value $75,697
Average Home Value $123,143


Median Household Income $45,719
Average Household Income $62,451
Per Capita Income $29,217
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.04%
Households 0.59% 0.2%
Families 0.37% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.


Potter County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potter County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents 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 # 54 20th
Population Density1 # 49 27th
Diversity Index2 # 63 6th
Median Household Income # 39 42nd
Per Capita Income # 9 88th

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