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The Ferney CDP(1) had a population of 48 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Ferney, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 48 (100%)
Population in Households 41 (85.4%)
Population in Families 35 (72.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 (14.6%)
Population Density 48
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $61,867
Average Household Income $73,477
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $26,218
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $251,316
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 1.71
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.98% 0.82%
Households 1.19% 0.82%
Families 3.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.93%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
Owner Occupied HU   0.98%

Ferney, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferney to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 340 14th
Population Density # 356 9th
Median Household Income # 182 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 116 30th
Per Capita Income # 307 22nd
Diversity Index # 325 18th

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