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Elk Point, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Elk Point had a population of 2,087 as of July 1, 2015. Elk Point 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 Elk Point is located at latitude 42.6817 and longitude -96.6801 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The City of Elk Point (GNIS ID: 1267378) 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 Elk Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk Point: Elkpoint.

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Elk Point, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,087
Population in Households 2,044
Population in Familes 1,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 1,534
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 538
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $127,903
Average Home Value $153,381
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,806
Average Household Income $68,676
Per Capita Income $27,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 1.16%
Households 1.32% 1.28%
Families 1.21% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
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.

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Elk Point, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk Point to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 41 90th
Population Density1 # 34 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 221 44th
Median Household Income # 66 83rd
Per Capita Income # 122 69th

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