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The City of Lake Norden had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Norden is located at latitude 44.5801 and longitude -97.2116 in Hamlin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Norden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Hamlin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,690 feet.

The City of Lake Norden (GNIS ID: 1267451) 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 Lake Norden 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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Lake Norden, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 557
Daytime Population: Workers 508
Daytime Population: Residents 313
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 821
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 534
Population in Familes 455
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 651
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $45,483
Average Household Income $60,676
Per Capita Income $22,140


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Average Home Value $158,333


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 142
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 2.46% 1.9%
Households 2.55% 2.01%
Families 4.12% 1.9%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Lake Norden, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Norden 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 # 135 66th
Population Density # 161 59th
Diversity Index # 120 70th
Median Household Income # 258 34th
Per Capita Income # 323 18th

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