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Plankinton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Plankinton had a population of 726 as of July 1, 2017. Plankinton 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 Plankinton is located at latitude 43.7154 and longitude -98.4837 in Aurora County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plankinton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Aurora County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,526 feet.

The City of Plankinton (GNIS ID: 1267534) 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 Plankinton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 726
Daytime Population: Workers 302
Daytime Population: Residents 389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 691
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 678
Population in Familes 552
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 961
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $51,268
Average Household Income $55,397
Per Capita Income $21,951


Total Housing Units 352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $90,476
Average Home Value $105,455


Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 197
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 0.37% 0.3%
Households 0.33% 0.33%
Families 0.43% 0.3%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Plankinton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plankinton 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 # 105 73rd
Population Density # 98 75th
Diversity Index # 47 88th
Median Household Income # 181 54th
Per Capita Income # 327 17th

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