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The City of Big Stone City had a population of 453 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Big Stone City is located at latitude 45.3087 and longitude -96.4726 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Big Stone City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,037 feet.

The City of Big Stone City (GNIS ID: 2394165) 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 Big Stone City 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 Big Stone City: Big Stone, Bigstone.

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Big Stone City, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 453
Daytime Population: Workers 282
Daytime Population: Residents 216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 453
Population in Familes 351
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 378
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $47,630
Average Household Income $63,206
Per Capita Income $30,219


Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $98,288
Average Home Value $129,793


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 137
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 -0.42% -0.76%
Households -0.47% -0.8%
Families 0.31% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Big Stone City, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Stone City 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 # 157 60th
Population Density # 215 45th
Diversity Index # 242 38th
Median Household Income # 232 41st
Per Capita Income # 109 72nd

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