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Gettysburg, South Dakota - Basic Facts

Gettysburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Gettysburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Potter County at latitude 45.0116 and longitude -99.9557. Potter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,064 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gettysburg (see map) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,176
Population in Households 1,128
Population in Familes 856
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density1 623
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 313
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $99,802
Average Home Value $159,652


Median Household Income $48,305
Average Household Income $57,162
Per Capita Income $26,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.59%
Households 0.48% 0.72%
Families 0.23% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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, 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 # 68 83rd
Population Density1 # 166 58th
Diversity Index2 # 269 32nd
Median Household Income # 201 49th
Per Capita Income # 145 63rd

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