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Miller, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Miller had a population of 1,484 as of July 1, 2017. Miller ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Miller is located at latitude 44.52 and longitude -98.9862 in Hand County. The formal boundaries for the City of Miller (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hand County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,578 feet.

The City of Miller (GNIS ID: 1267477) 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 Miller 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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Miller, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,484
Daytime Population: Workers 1,220
Daytime Population: Residents 663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,883
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 1,439
Population in Familes 1,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 1,499
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $47,333
Average Household Income $57,186
Per Capita Income $27,092


Total Housing Units 836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $95,745
Average Home Value $130,502


Total Households 720
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 410
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 -0.05% -0.18%
Households -0.08% -0.2%
Families 0.48% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Miller, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Miller 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 # 51 87th
Population Density # 36 91st
Diversity Index # 330 16th
Median Household Income # 237 40th
Per Capita Income # 225 43rd

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