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Lake Andes, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Andes had a population of 907 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Andes 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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Lake Andes, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 907
Daytime Population: Workers 481
Daytime Population: Residents 559
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,040
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 846
Population in Familes 679
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 1,216
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $31,173
Average Household Income $55,088
Per Capita Income $21,852


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $49,569
Average Home Value $86,413


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 207
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 1.35% 1.04%
Households 1.53% 1.14%
Families 1.64% 1.04%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

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, 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 # 83 79th
Population Density # 61 85th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 366 7th
Per Capita Income # 328 16th

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