New Effington, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Effington, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of New Effington had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2016. New Effington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 New Effington is located at latitude 45.8576 and longitude -96.915 in Roberts County. The formal boundaries for the Town of New Effington (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Roberts County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The Town of New Effington (GNIS ID: 1267490) 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 New Effington 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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New Effington, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 279
Population in Households 279
Population in Familes 231
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,068
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $60,938
Average Home Value $92,222


Median Household Income $42,515
Average Household Income $53,597
Per Capita Income $21,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 1.12%
Households 1.3% 1.01%
Families 2.96% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

New Effington, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Effington 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 # 195 50th
Population Density1 # 82 79th
Diversity Index2 # 39 90th
Median Household Income # 270 31st
Per Capita Income # 314 20th

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