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Volga, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Volga had a population of 1,898 as of July 1, 2017. Volga ranks in the upper 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 Volga is located at latitude 44.3239 and longitude -96.9225 in Brookings County. The formal boundaries for the City of Volga (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brookings County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The City of Volga (GNIS ID: 1267618) 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 Volga 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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Volga, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,898
Daytime Population: Workers 542
Daytime Population: Residents 809
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,351
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,898
Population in Familes 1,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,077
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,239
Average Household Income $67,530
Per Capita Income $28,133


Total Housing Units 851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 529 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $129,737
Average Home Value $142,580


Total Households 798
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 521
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 0.98% 1.16%
Households 1.16% 1.25%
Families 1.05% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Volga, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Volga 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 # 46 88th
Population Density # 7 98th
Diversity Index # 240 39th
Median Household Income # 100 75th
Per Capita Income # 180 54th

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