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Wakonda, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Wakonda had a population of 341 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 341
Population in Households 298
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 883
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,808
Average Household Income $63,725
Per Capita Income $26,312


Total Housing Units 177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $91,429
Average Home Value $142,663


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 79
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 0.74% 0.75%
Households 0.83% 0.86%
Families 1.13% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   3.95%

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, 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 # 179 54th
Population Density # 113 71st
Diversity Index # 315 20th
Median Household Income # 274 30th
Per Capita Income # 263 33rd

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