Forestburg, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forestburg, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Forestburg Census Designated Place had a population of 72 as of July 1, 2015. Forestburg ranks in the lower 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 Forestburg is located at latitude 44.0184 and longitude -98.0995 in Sanborn County. The formal boundaries for the Forestburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,266 feet.

The Forestburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584553) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forestburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Forestburg, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 72
Population in Households 72
Population in Familes 58
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 120
Diversity Index2 8


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 $100,000
Average Home Value $150,000


Median Household Income $51,410
Average Household Income $65,925
Per Capita Income $29,923
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.88% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 311 21st
Population Density1 # 317 19th
Diversity Index2 # 296 25th
Median Household Income # 154 61st
Per Capita Income # 68 83rd

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