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Willow Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Willow Lake had a population of 254 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Willow Lake is located at latitude 44.6279 and longitude -97.6381 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willow Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,785 feet.

The City of Willow Lake (GNIS ID: 1267656) 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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Willow Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 254
Population in Households 216
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 682
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $46,107
Average Household Income $59,019
Per Capita Income $23,798


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $84,167
Average Home Value $123,352


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.42% -0.4%
Households -0.21% -0.18%
Families 1.03% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Willow Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Lake 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 # 203 48th
Population Density # 156 60th
Diversity Index # 103 74th
Median Household Income # 261 34th
Per Capita Income # 305 22nd

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