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Beresford, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Beresford had a population of 2,132 as of July 1, 2017. Beresford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beresford is located at latitude 43.0796 and longitude -96.7802 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beresford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,503 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Beresford are located in Union County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lincoln County.

The City of Beresford (GNIS ID: 1267283) 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 Beresford 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 Beresford: Paris.

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


Total Population 2,132
Daytime Population: Workers 1,327
Daytime Population: Residents 1,034
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 2,102
Population in Familes 1,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 1,195
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $54,391
Average Household Income $72,809
Per Capita Income $29,863


Total Housing Units 1,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 700 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $140,000
Average Home Value $173,821


Total Households 915
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 630
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 0.85% 0.94%
Households 0.84% 0.99%
Families 1.61% 0.9%
Median Household Income   6.66%
Per Capita Income   4.48%

Beresford, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beresford 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 # 42 90th
Population Density # 67 83rd
Diversity Index # 253 35th
Median Household Income # 132 66th
Per Capita Income # 120 70th

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