Lake Andes, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Andes, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Andes had a population of 879 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Andes ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lake Andes is located at latitude 43.1555 and longitude -98.5367 in Charles Mix County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Andes (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Charles Mix County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Lake Andes (GNIS ID: 1267448) 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.

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


Total Population 879
Population in Households 818
Population in Familes 659
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,178
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $31,621
Average Household Income $61,336
Per Capita Income $23,977


Total Housing Units 342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $52,652
Average Home Value $86,312


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 197
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 0.8% 0.61%
Households 0.92% 0.69%
Families 0.83% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   1.12%

Lake Andes, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Andes 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 # 86 78th
Population Density # 68 83rd
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 367 6th
Per Capita Income # 303 23rd

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