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The City of Gettysburg had a population of 1,211 as of July 1, 2016. Gettysburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gettysburg is located at latitude 45.0059 and longitude -99.9537 in Potter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gettysburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Potter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,064 feet.

The City of Gettysburg (GNIS ID: 1267404) 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 Gettysburg 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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Gettysburg, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,211
Population in Households 1,163
Population in Familes 883
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 641
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 324
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 435 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $76,938
Average Home Value $112,126


Median Household Income $50,167
Average Household Income $64,987
Per Capita Income $30,715
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.23%
Households 0.88% 0.39%
Families 0.71% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
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.

Gettysburg, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gettysburg 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 # 65 84th
Population Density1 # 162 59th
Diversity Index2 # 321 18th
Median Household Income # 156 60th
Per Capita Income # 62 84th

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