Ferney, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Ferney, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Ferney Census Designated Place had a population of 48 as of July 1, 2018. Ferney ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Ferney is located at latitude 45.3305 and longitude -98.0979 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the Ferney Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The Ferney Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584552) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ferney Census Designated Place is located within Township of East Hanson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brown County.

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


Total Population 48
Population in Households 41
Population in Familes 36
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,792
Average Household Income $65,410
Per Capita Income $22,476


Total Housing Units 28 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $235,000


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 1.71
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.34% 1.22%
Households 1.63% 1.61%
Families 5.04% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Ferney, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferney 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 # 342 13th
Population Density # 355 9th
Diversity Index # 310 21st
Median Household Income # 203 48th
Per Capita Income # 334 15th

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