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Porcupine, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Porcupine Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shannon County at latitude 43.2687 and longitude -102.3353. Shannon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,192 feet.

The formal official name is the Porcupine Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Porcupine, South Dakota.

The U5 Census Class Code for Porcupine indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Porcupine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Porcupine Census Designated Place, SD Boundary Map


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


Total Population 1,074
Population in Households 1,072
Population in Familes 978
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 113
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 5.01
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $59,896
Average Home Value $76,575


Median Household Income $32,551
Average Household Income $46,093
Per Capita Income $10,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.26% 0.63%
Households 0.33% 0.65%
Families -0.52% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
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.


Porcupine, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porcupine 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 # 70 82nd
Population Density1 # 319 18th
Diversity Index2 # 196 50th
Median Household Income # 360 8th
Per Capita Income # 381 3rd

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