Lake Poinsett CDP, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Poinsett CDP, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Poinsett CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Lake Poinsett CDP is located at latitude 44.5664 and longitude -97.0798 in Hamlin County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.21 sq. miles and a water area of 12.56 sq. miles.

While the primary coordinates for Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place are located in Hamlin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Brookings County.

The Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584558) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Poinsett Census Designated Place is located within Township of Norden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamlin County.

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Lake Poinsett CDP, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 520
Population in Households 494
Population in Familes 408
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $61,757
Average Household Income $79,955
Per Capita Income $31,894


Total Housing Units 730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (26.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 496 (67.9%)
Median Home Value $146,569
Average Home Value $202,356


Total Households 234
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 158
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 0.65% 0.65%
Households 0.64% 0.59%
Families -0.45% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Lake Poinsett CDP, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Poinsett CDP 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 # 143 64th
Population Density # 329 16th
Diversity Index # 94 76th
Median Household Income # 61 85th
Per Capita Income # 103 74th

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