Chamberlain, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Chamberlain, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Chamberlain had a population of 2,527 as of July 1, 2018. Chamberlain ranks in the upper 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 Chamberlain is located at latitude 43.7862 and longitude -99.3254 in Brule County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chamberlain (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.64 sq. miles and a water area of 1.2 sq. miles. Brule County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,407 feet.

The City of Chamberlain (GNIS ID: 1267325) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chamberlain: Makah Tepee.

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


Total Population 2,527
Population in Households 2,406
Population in Familes 1,820
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 380
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $54,747
Average Household Income $68,572
Per Capita Income $30,582


Total Housing Units 1,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 460 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $143,478
Average Home Value $158,372


Total Households 1,103
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 628
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.69% 0.33%
Households 0.72% 0.34%
Families 0.78% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   0.76%

Chamberlain, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chamberlain 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 # 34 92nd
Population Density # 216 45th
Diversity Index # 51 87th
Median Household Income # 146 63rd
Per Capita Income # 133 66th

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