The Fort Thompson CDP(1) had a population of 1,296 as of July 1, 2021. Fort Thompson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Fort Thompson is located at latitude 44.0686 and longitude -99.4379 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Thompson Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.38 sq. miles and a water area of 2.22 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,440 feet.
The Fort Thompson 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.
|Total Population||1,296 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,294 (99.8%)|
|Population in Families||1,115 (86.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2 ( 0.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$31,723|
|Average Household Income||$44,773|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||7%|
|Per Capita Income||$12,400|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||347 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||185 (53.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||142 (40.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||19 ( 5.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$49,468|
|Average Home Value||$101,344|
|Housing Affordability Index3||350|
|Average Household Size||3.95|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.47%|
|Per Capita Income||2.35%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.75%|
The table below compares Fort Thompson 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.
|Total Population||# 61||85th|
|Population Density||# 314||20th|
|Median Household Income||# 372||6th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 389||99th|
|Per Capita Income||# 376||5th|
|Diversity Index||# 78||80th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.