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The City of Hecla had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hecla is located at latitude 45.8821 and longitude -98.1519 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hecla (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The City of Hecla (GNIS ID: 1267416) 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 Hecla 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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Hecla, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 231
Daytime Population: Workers 91
Daytime Population: Residents 149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $38,522
Average Household Income $44,071
Per Capita Income $22,380


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $64,815
Average Home Value $103,750


Total Households 131
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.24% 0.51%
Households 0.43% 0.45%
Families 2.06% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Hecla, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hecla 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 # 211 46th
Population Density # 156 60th
Diversity Index # 268 31st
Median Household Income # 331 16th
Per Capita Income # 320 18th

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