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White, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of White had a population of 503 as of July 1, 2017. White ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for White is located at latitude 44.4367 and longitude -96.6464 in Brookings County. The formal boundaries for the City of White (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brookings County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,781 feet.

The City of White (GNIS ID: 1267651) 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 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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White, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 503
Daytime Population: Workers 325
Daytime Population: Residents 215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 540
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 464
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 516
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $56,231
Average Household Income $64,262
Per Capita Income $25,069


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $143,627
Average Home Value $219,832


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 147
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 0.5% 0.67%
Households 0.69% 0.86%
Families 2.72% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

White, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White 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 # 145 63rd
Population Density # 185 53rd
Diversity Index # 361 8th
Median Household Income # 115 71st
Per Capita Income # 275 30th

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