Lake Poinsett CDP, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Poinsett CDP, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place had a population of 524 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Poinsett CDP 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 Lake Poinsett CDP is located at latitude 44.5725 and longitude -97.1084 in Hamlin County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.21 sq. miles and a water area of 12.56 sq. miles.

While the primary coordinates for Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place are located in Hamlin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Brookings County.

The Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584558) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place is located within Township of Norden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamlin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Poinsett CDP 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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Lake Poinsett CDP, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 524
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 331
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 498
Population in Familes 410
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 101
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $57,075
Average Household Income $76,372
Per Capita Income $30,555


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (26.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 ( 5.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 492 (67.6%)
Median Home Value $141,304
Average Home Value $191,366


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 160
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 0.84% 0.9%
Households 0.85% 0.92%
Families -0.34% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Lake Poinsett CDP, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Poinsett CDP 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 # 141 64th
Population Density # 327 17th
Diversity Index # 119 70th
Median Household Income # 102 74th
Per Capita Income # 97 75th

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