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Newell, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Newell had a population of 496 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Newell is located at latitude 44.7175 and longitude -103.4183 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,835 feet.

The City of Newell (GNIS ID: 1267491) 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 Newell 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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Newell, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 496
Daytime Population: Workers 377
Daytime Population: Residents 227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 604
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 491
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $34,034
Average Household Income $48,948
Per Capita Income $22,122


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (34.6%)
Median Home Value $91,118
Average Home Value $105,124


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 143
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 -2.66% -1.62%
Households -2.48% -1.46%
Families -2.51% -1.59%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Newell, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newell 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 # 147 63rd
Population Density # 188 52nd
Diversity Index # 148 63rd
Median Household Income # 353 10th
Per Capita Income # 324 17th

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