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Webster, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Webster had a population of 1,835 as of July 1, 2017. Webster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Webster is located at latitude 45.3354 and longitude -97.5216 in Day County. The formal boundaries for the City of Webster (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Day County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,857 feet.

The City of Webster (GNIS ID: 1267629) 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 Webster 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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Webster, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,835
Daytime Population: Workers 1,582
Daytime Population: Residents 878
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 1,784
Population in Familes 1,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,228
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $38,597
Average Household Income $48,874
Per Capita Income $23,089


Total Housing Units 1,021 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $86,979
Average Home Value $109,281


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 485
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 -0.38% -0.37%
Households -0.24% -0.3%
Families 0.11% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Webster, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Webster 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 # 47 88th
Population Density # 57 86th
Diversity Index # 214 45th
Median Household Income # 330 16th
Per Capita Income # 306 22nd

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