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Big Stone City, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Big Stone City had a population of 457 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Big Stone City: Big Stone, Bigstone.

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Big Stone City, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 457
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 382
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $48,910
Average Household Income $70,839
Per Capita Income $34,014


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $101,064
Average Home Value $117,892


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.26% -0.31%
Households -0.21% -0.26%
Families 0.45% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   3.39%

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, 2018 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 # 233 41st
Median Household Income # 229 42nd
Per Capita Income # 62 84th

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