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Arlington, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Arlington had a population of 955 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Arlington is located at latitude 44.3635 and longitude -97.1344 in Kingsbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kingsbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,844 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Arlington are located in Kingsbury County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Brookings County.

The City of Arlington (GNIS ID: 1267267) 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 Arlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arlington: Nordland.

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Arlington, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 955
Population in Households 865
Population in Familes 686
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 576
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $55,783
Average Household Income $65,370
Per Capita Income $28,540


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $121,043
Average Home Value $146,923


Total Households 439
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.52% 0.15%
Households 0.54% 0.18%
Families 1.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Arlington, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 80 80th
Population Density # 175 55th
Diversity Index # 201 49th
Median Household Income # 134 66th
Per Capita Income # 204 48th

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