Whitehorse, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Whitehorse, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Whitehorse Census Designated Place had a population of 146 as of July 1, 2018. Whitehorse 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 Whitehorse is located at latitude 45.2746 and longitude -100.9012 in Dewey County. The formal boundaries for the Whitehorse Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dewey County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The Whitehorse Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393856) 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 Whitehorse Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of North Dewey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dewey County.

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


Total Population 146
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 53
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $41,637
Average Household Income $62,410
Per Capita Income $22,693


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $114,286


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 3.84
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.42% 0.41%
Households 0.32% 0.52%
Families -0.44% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.24%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Whitehorse, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitehorse 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 # 248 37th
Population Density # 351 10th
Diversity Index # 15 96th
Median Household Income # 314 20th
Per Capita Income # 328 16th

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