Clark, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Clark, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Clark had a population of 1,191 as of July 1, 2018. Clark ranks in the lower 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clark: Clark Center.

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


Total Population 1,191
Population in Households 1,154
Population in Familes 871
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 928
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $43,554
Average Household Income $52,342
Per Capita Income $25,972


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 386 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $80,460
Average Home Value $90,997


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 328
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 0.54% 0.42%
Households 0.79% 0.74%
Families 0.85% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 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 # 67 83rd
Population Density # 105 73rd
Diversity Index # 294 25th
Median Household Income # 295 25th
Per Capita Income # 270 31st

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