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Saint Lawrence, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Saint Lawrence had a population of 194 as of July 1, 2017. Saint Lawrence ranks in 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 Saint Lawrence is located at latitude 44.5166 and longitude -98.9379 in Hand County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Saint Lawrence (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hand County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,568 feet.

The Town of Saint Lawrence (GNIS ID: 1267559) 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 Saint Lawrence 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 Saint Lawrence: King, Rex, Seneca Falls.

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Saint Lawrence, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 194
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 120
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 138
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 566
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $57,487
Per Capita Income $26,093


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $131,019


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 42
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 -0.28% -0.31%
Households -0.38% -0.28%
Families -3.16% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Saint Lawrence, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Lawrence 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 # 228 42nd
Population Density # 175 55th
Diversity Index # 309 21st
Median Household Income # 209 51st
Per Capita Income # 251 36th

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