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Wakonda, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Wakonda had a population of 334 as of July 1, 2017. Wakonda 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 Wakonda is located at latitude 43.0081 and longitude -97.106 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wakonda (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,391 feet.

The Town of Wakonda (GNIS ID: 1267621) 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 Wakonda 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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Wakonda, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 334
Daytime Population: Workers 472
Daytime Population: Residents 195
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 667
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.00
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 865
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $46,354
Average Household Income $66,934
Per Capita Income $27,563


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $86,957
Average Home Value $126,531


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 77
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 0.55% 0.47%
Households 0.53% 0.59%
Families 0.93% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Wakonda, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakonda 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 # 181 54th
Population Density # 114 71st
Diversity Index # 305 22nd
Median Household Income # 250 36th
Per Capita Income # 209 47th

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