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Gettysburg, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Gettysburg had a population of 1,156 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gettysburg, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,156
Daytime Population: Workers 656
Daytime Population: Residents 499
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 1,108
Population in Familes 839
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 612
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,122
Average Household Income $66,165
Per Capita Income $31,153


Total Housing Units 635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $77,893
Average Home Value $113,902


Total Households 538
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 310
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.4%
Households 0.1% -0.34%
Families 0.0% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

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, 2017 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 Density # 166 58th
Diversity Index # 315 20th
Median Household Income # 175 55th
Per Capita Income # 83 79th

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