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White Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of White Lake had a population of 395 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for White Lake is located at latitude 43.7281 and longitude -98.7115 in Aurora County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Aurora County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,647 feet.

The City of White Lake (GNIS ID: 1267652) 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 White Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for White Lake: Thirty-six Mile Siding, Windsor, Yorktown.

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


Total Population 395
Daytime Population: Workers 184
Daytime Population: Residents 200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 384
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 375
Population in Familes 299
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 912
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,162
Average Household Income $55,279
Per Capita Income $23,553


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $45,423
Average Home Value $94,380


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 108
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 0.83% 0.7%
Households 1.08% 0.79%
Families 2.87% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

White Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Lake 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 # 171 57th
Population Density # 104 74th
Diversity Index # 260 34th
Median Household Income # 320 18th
Per Capita Income # 298 24th

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