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Hosmer, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Hosmer had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Hosmer is located at latitude 45.5788 and longitude -99.4736 in Edmunds County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hosmer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edmunds County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

The City of Hosmer (GNIS ID: 1267426) 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 Hosmer 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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Hosmer, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 202
Daytime Population: Workers 50
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 145
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 191
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $42,500
Average Household Income $64,482
Per Capita Income $28,381


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (34.4%)
Median Home Value $43,605
Average Home Value $79,667


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 58
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 -0.4% -0.4%
Households -0.14% -0.2%
Families 2.64% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

Hosmer, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hosmer 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 # 223 43rd
Population Density # 282 28th
Diversity Index # 181 53rd
Median Household Income # 290 26th
Per Capita Income # 168 57th

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