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Ortley, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Ortley had a population of 65 as of July 1, 2016. Ortley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Ortley is located at latitude 45.3349 and longitude -97.2049 in Roberts County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ortley (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Roberts County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,873 feet.

The Town of Ortley (GNIS ID: 1267526) 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 Ortley 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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Ortley, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65
Population in Households 65
Population in Familes 53
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $93,421


Median Household Income $46,065
Average Household Income $61,833
Per Capita Income $21,521
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Ortley, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ortley 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 # 319 19th
Population Density1 # 364 7th
Diversity Index2 # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 225 43rd
Per Capita Income # 322 18th

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