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Letcher, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Letcher had a population of 169 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Letcher is located at latitude 43.9003 and longitude -98.1465 in Sanborn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Letcher (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The Town of Letcher (GNIS ID: 1267462) 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 Letcher 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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Letcher, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 169
Population in Households 169
Population in Familes 137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 275
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $93,333
Average Home Value $138,306
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,158
Average Household Income $66,861
Per Capita Income $30,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.26%
Families 3.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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.

Letcher, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Letcher 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 # 238 39th
Population Density1 # 254 35th
Diversity Index2 # 255 36th
Median Household Income # 201 49th
Per Capita Income # 81 80th

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