Ethan, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ethan, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Ethan had a population of 369 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ethan 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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Ethan, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 369
Daytime Population: Workers 122
Daytime Population: Residents 133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 369
Population in Familes 328
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,492
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $60,486
Per Capita Income $23,401


Total Housing Units 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $175,605


Total Households 148
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 115
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 1.51% 1.16%
Households 1.8% 1.32%
Families 3.13% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 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 # 176 55th
Population Density # 37 91st
Diversity Index # 343 13th
Median Household Income # 206 50th
Per Capita Income # 300 24th

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