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The Whitehorse CDP(1) had a population of 146 as of July 1, 2021. 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 45.2705 and longitude -100.8865 in Dewey County. The formal boundaries for the Whitehorse Census Designated Place 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 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 South Dewey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dewey County.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 146 (100%)
Population in Households 146 (100.0%)
Population in Families 123 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 53
Diversity Index2 58
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,770
Average Household Income $92,857
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $32,875
Wealth Index5 100
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $132,500
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 39
Average Household Size 3.74
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 5
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 0.31% 0.41%
Households 0.47% 0.51%
Families -0.32% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.64%

Whitehorse, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitehorse 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 # 249 37th
Population Density # 353 10th
Median Household Income # 156 61st
Housing Affordability Index # 68 17th
Per Capita Income # 161 59th
Diversity Index # 13 97th

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