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Clark, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Clark had a population of 1,153 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Clark is located at latitude 44.8814 and longitude -97.7348 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clark (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,798 feet.

The City of Clark (GNIS ID: 1267330) 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 Clark population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clark: Clark Center.

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Clark, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,153
Daytime Population: Workers 898
Daytime Population: Residents 611
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,509
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 1,116
Population in Familes 836
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 899
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,340
Average Household Income $51,028
Per Capita Income $25,335


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $77,174
Average Home Value $86,268


Total Households 572
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 321
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 0.17% -0.02%
Households 0.49% 0.21%
Families 0.66% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Clark, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clark 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 # 69 83rd
Population Density # 109 72nd
Diversity Index # 257 35th
Median Household Income # 292 26th
Per Capita Income # 269 31st

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