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The Dakota Dunes Census Designated Place had a population of 2,988 as of July 1, 2016. Dakota Dunes ranks in the upper 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 Dakota Dunes is located at latitude 42.4903 and longitude -96.484 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Dakota Dunes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The Dakota Dunes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628843) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dakota Dunes Census Designated Place is located within Township of Big Sioux, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dakota Dunes 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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Dakota Dunes, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,988
Population in Households 2,988
Population in Familes 2,583
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,207
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 1,127
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 844
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 816 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $295,000
Average Home Value $360,263


Median Household Income $88,285
Average Household Income $139,820
Per Capita Income $53,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.63% 2.04%
Households 2.45% 1.93%
Families 2.08% 1.81%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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.

Dakota Dunes, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota Dunes 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 62 84th
Diversity Index2 # 93 76th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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