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The Town of Virgil had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2022. Virgil ranks in the lower 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 Virgil is located at latitude 44.2908 and longitude -98.4243 in Beadle County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Virgil encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Beadle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The Town of Virgil 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.

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Virgil, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 27 (100%)
Population in Households 27 (100.0%)
Population in Families 22 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 27
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $64,555
Average Household Income $78,364
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $32,792
Wealth Index5 72


Total HU (Housing Units) 17 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (94.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $258,333
Average Home Value $223,333
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 1.59
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.69% 0.00%
Households 0.00% 0.00%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Virgil, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Virgil to the other 486 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 427 13th
Population Density # 436 10th
Median Household Income # 243 50th
Housing Affordability Index # 133 27th
Per Capita Income # 263 46th
Diversity Index # 303 39th

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