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Gettysburg, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Gettysburg had a population of 1,169 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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Gettysburg, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,169
Population in Households 1,121
Population in Familes 851
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 619
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 540
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 310
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 410 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $97,432
Average Home Value $165,085


Median Household Income $45,785
Average Household Income $56,905
Per Capita Income $26,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.37%
Households 0.21% 0.48%
Families 0.0% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 68 83rd
Population Density1 # 165 58th
Diversity Index2 # 300 23rd
Median Household Income # 229 41st
Per Capita Income # 161 59th

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