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Gayville, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Gayville had a population of 451 as of July 1, 2016. Gayville 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 Gayville is located at latitude 42.8889 and longitude -97.1737 in Yankton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gayville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yankton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The Town of Gayville (GNIS ID: 1267402) 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 Gayville 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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Gayville, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 451
Population in Households 451
Population in Familes 380
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,202
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $95,283
Average Home Value $117,708


Median Household Income $54,412
Average Household Income $60,756
Per Capita Income $24,115
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.17%
Households 1.7% 1.09%
Families 2.5% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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.

Gayville, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gayville 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 # 156 60th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 237 41st
Median Household Income # 102 74th
Per Capita Income # 272 31st

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