Cow Creek CDP, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cow Creek CDP, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Cow Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 30 as of July 1, 2016. Cow Creek CDP 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 Cow Creek CDP is located at latitude 44.5538 and longitude -100.4753 in Sully County. The formal boundaries for the Cow Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Cow Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584551) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cow Creek Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of West Sully, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sully County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cow Creek CDP 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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Cow Creek CDP, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30
Population in Households 30
Population in Familes 24
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 16
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 16
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 10
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 46 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (65.2%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $144,231


Median Household Income $46,718
Average Household Income $70,379
Per Capita Income $35,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.66%
Households 0.0% 1.22%
Families -1.51% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   0.15%
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.

Cow Creek CDP, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cow Creek CDP 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 # 363 7th
Population Density1 # 377 4th
Diversity Index2 # 322 19th
Median Household Income # 209 47th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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