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Corsica, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Corsica had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2017. 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 43.4222 and longitude -98.4074 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corsica (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 1267338) 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.

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

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


Total Population 596
Daytime Population: Workers 640
Daytime Population: Residents 267
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 907
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 570
Population in Familes 485
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 712
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $52,584
Average Household Income $68,192
Per Capita Income $27,844


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $82,576
Average Home Value $150,765


Total Households 250
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.09% 0.1%
Households 0.28% 0.24%
Families 2.11% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Corsica, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corsica 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 # 128 68th
Population Density # 145 63rd
Diversity Index # 341 13th
Median Household Income # 171 57th
Per Capita Income # 194 51st

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