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Hot Springs, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Hot Springs had a population of 3,677 as of July 1, 2017. Hot Springs ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Hot Springs is located at latitude 43.4313 and longitude -103.4834 in Fall River County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hot Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fall River County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,448 feet.

The City of Hot Springs (GNIS ID: 1267427) 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 Hot Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hot Springs: Minne-Kahta, Minne-Ka-Tah.

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


Total Population 3,677
Daytime Population: Workers 2,606
Daytime Population: Residents 1,844
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,450
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 3,489
Population in Familes 2,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 1,050
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $46,882
Average Household Income $62,430
Per Capita Income $29,258


Total Housing Units 1,957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,076 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 635 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $124,416
Average Home Value $164,512


Total Households 1,710
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 929
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 -0.06% -0.01%
Households -0.09% -0.02%
Families 0.36% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Hot Springs, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hot Springs 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 # 21 95th
Population Density # 83 79th
Diversity Index # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 242 38th
Per Capita Income # 140 64th

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