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Emery, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Emery had a population of 465 as of July 1, 2017. Emery 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 Emery is located at latitude 43.602 and longitude -97.6195 in Hanson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emery (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hanson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.

The City of Emery (GNIS ID: 1267380) 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 Emery 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 Emery: Farmington.

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


Total Population 465
Daytime Population: Workers 110
Daytime Population: Residents 218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 465
Population in Familes 399
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,018
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $52,860
Average Household Income $65,369
Per Capita Income $25,659


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $86,607
Average Home Value $124,851


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 139
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 0.55% 0.38%
Households 0.64% 0.4%
Families 2.53% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Emery, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emery 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 # 151 61st
Population Density # 91 77th
Diversity Index # 349 11th
Median Household Income # 165 58th
Per Capita Income # 262 33rd

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