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Parkston, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Parkston had a population of 1,656 as of July 1, 2017. Parkston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parkston is located at latitude 43.3926 and longitude -97.9858 in Hutchinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parkston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hutchinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,394 feet.

The City of Parkston (GNIS ID: 1267528) 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 Parkston 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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Parkston, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,656
Daytime Population: Workers 960
Daytime Population: Residents 708
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,668
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 1,578
Population in Familes 1,253
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 1,420
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $38,741
Average Household Income $57,436
Per Capita Income $25,988


Total Housing Units 812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $99,695
Average Home Value $137,081


Total Households 746
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 459
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 1.23% 0.97%
Households 1.53% 1.15%
Families 1.67% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Parkston, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parkston 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 # 48 88th
Population Density # 39 90th
Diversity Index # 263 33rd
Median Household Income # 329 16th
Per Capita Income # 253 36th

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