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The City of Waubay had a population of 586 as of July 1, 2021. Waubay ranks in the upper 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 Waubay is located at latitude 45.3319 and longitude -97.3051 in Day County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waubay encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Day County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,818 feet.

The City of Waubay 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waubay: Blue Lake, Station 50, Wahbay.

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Waubay, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 586 (100%)
Population in Households 586 (100.0%)
Population in Families 465 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 403
Diversity Index2 37
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,037
Average Household Income $75,412
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $32,899
Wealth Index5 92
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (34.2%)
Median Home Value $169,231
Average Home Value $249,656
Housing Affordability Index3 192
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 250
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.15% -0.21%
Households 0.29% -0.08%
Families 0.47% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Waubay, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waubay to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 135 66th
Population Density # 211 47th
Median Household Income # 287 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 227 58th
Per Capita Income # 160 60th
Diversity Index # 60 85th

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