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Forestburg, South Dakota - Basic Facts

Forestburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Forestburg Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sanborn County at latitude 44.0222 and longitude -98.1081. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,266 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Forestburg Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 72
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 32
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $106,250
Average Home Value $153,000


Median Household Income $48,292
Average Household Income $62,154
Per Capita Income $26,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% -0.56%
Households 0.0% -0.63%
Families -1.09% -0.97%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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.


Forestburg, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forestburg 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 # 310 21st
Population Density1 # 316 19th
Diversity Index2 # 320 18th
Median Household Income # 202 48th
Per Capita Income # 160 59th

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