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La Plant, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The La Plant Census Designated Place had a population of 179 as of July 1, 2017. La Plant ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 La Plant is located at latitude 45.1282 and longitude -100.6409 in Dewey County. The formal boundaries for the La Plant Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Dewey County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,972 feet.

The La Plant Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393074) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The La Plant Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of South Dewey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dewey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Plant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Plant: LaPlant.

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La Plant, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 179
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 179
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $68,778
Per Capita Income $20,796


Total Housing Units 51 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $172,794


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 3.98
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.63% 0.55%
Households 0.63% 0.44%
Families -0.79% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

La Plant, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Plant 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 # 234 40th
Population Density # 371 5th
Diversity Index # 51 87th
Median Household Income # 196 47th
Per Capita Income # 338 14th

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