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Ashton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Ashton had a population of 124 as of July 1, 2017. Ashton ranks in the lower 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 Ashton is located at latitude 44.9931 and longitude -98.4991 in Spink County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ashton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spink County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,293 feet.

The City of Ashton (GNIS ID: 1267271) 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 Ashton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ashton: New Ashton.

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Ashton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 124
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 54
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 124
Population in Familes 106
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 283
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $57,009
Average Household Income $76,394
Per Capita Income $30,317


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $129,348


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.16%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families 0.37% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   3.5%

Ashton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ashton to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 267 32nd
Population Density # 248 37th
Diversity Index # 313 20th
Median Household Income # 104 73rd
Per Capita Income # 104 74th

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