Ethan, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Ethan, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Ethan had a population of 366 as of July 1, 2018. Ethan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Ethan is located at latitude 43.5463 and longitude -97.983 in Davison County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ethan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Davison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,348 feet.

The Town of Ethan (GNIS ID: 1267383) 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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Ethan, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 366
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,480
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $47,756
Average Household Income $64,360
Per Capita Income $24,425


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $177,521


Total Households 145
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 112
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 1.23% 1.02%
Households 1.33% 1.08%
Families 2.41% 1.05%
Median Household Income   4.41%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Ethan, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ethan 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 # 175 55th
Population Density # 35 91st
Diversity Index # 339 14th
Median Household Income # 243 38th
Per Capita Income # 296 25th

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