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Webster, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Webster had a population of 1,845 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 1,845
Population in Households 1,794
Population in Familes 1,350
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,235
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $40,464
Average Household Income $51,039
Per Capita Income $24,042


Total Housing Units 1,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 634 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 231 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $97,093
Average Home Value $116,995


Total Households 865
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 482
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 -0.27% -0.17%
Households -0.18% -0.14%
Families 0.03% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

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, 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 # 47 88th
Population Density # 58 85th
Diversity Index # 210 46th
Median Household Income # 327 17th
Per Capita Income # 300 24th

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