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Freeman, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Freeman had a population of 1,238 as of July 1, 2017. Freeman ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Freeman is located at latitude 43.3499 and longitude -97.4295 in Hutchinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Freeman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hutchinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,516 feet.

The City of Freeman (GNIS ID: 1267396) 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 Freeman 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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Freeman, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,238
Daytime Population: Workers 1,117
Daytime Population: Residents 663
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,780
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 1,187
Population in Familes 886
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,114
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $43,238
Average Household Income $56,536
Per Capita Income $26,657


Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 402 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $86,306
Average Home Value $105,908


Total Households 576
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 307
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 -0.73% -0.39%
Households -0.61% -0.28%
Families -0.57% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Freeman, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Freeman 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 # 64 84th
Population Density # 77 81st
Diversity Index # 67 83rd
Median Household Income # 283 28th
Per Capita Income # 238 39th

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