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Jefferson, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Jefferson had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2015. Jefferson 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 Jefferson is located at latitude 42.6043 and longitude -96.5661 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The City of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 1267441) 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson: Adelescat.

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


Total Population 532
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 435
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,057
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $132,353
Average Home Value $160,789


Median Household Income $61,461
Average Household Income $73,193
Per Capita Income $30,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.11%
Households -0.33% -0.09%
Families 1.27% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
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.


Jefferson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 139 65th
Population Density1 # 83 79th
Diversity Index2 # 242 38th
Median Household Income # 31 92nd
Per Capita Income # 57 86th

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