Westport, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Westport had a population of 143 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Westport is located at latitude 45.6478 and longitude -98.4981 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Westport (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,329 feet.

The Town of Westport (GNIS ID: 1267643) 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 Westport 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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Westport, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 143
Daytime Population: Workers 8
Daytime Population: Residents 58
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 66
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 143
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 609
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $61,063
Average Household Income $72,952
Per Capita Income $27,834


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $147,727
Average Home Value $189,444


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 39
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 1.0% 1.09%
Households 1.11% 1.13%
Families 1.91% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Westport, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westport 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 # 252 36th
Population Density # 167 58th
Diversity Index # 200 49th
Median Household Income # 52 87th
Per Capita Income # 195 50th

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