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The City of Corsica had a population of 599 as of July 1, 2021. Corsica ranks in the lower 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 Corsica is located at latitude 43.4253 and longitude -98.4073 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corsica encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,562 feet.

The City of Corsica 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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Corsica, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 599 (100%)
Population in Households 573 (95.7%)
Population in Families 487 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 716
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $66,682
Average Household Income $76,307
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $30,647
Wealth Index5 78


Total HU (Housing Units) 292 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $118,056
Average Home Value $193,365
Housing Affordability Index3 347


Total Households 252
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.1% -0.27%
Households 0.25% -0.16%
Families 1.3% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

Corsica, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corsica 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 # 132 67th
Population Density # 141 64th
Median Household Income # 127 68th
Housing Affordability Index # 363 92nd
Per Capita Income # 220 44th
Diversity Index # 343 13th

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