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Kadoka, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Kadoka had a population of 670 as of July 1, 2020. Kadoka ranks in the upper 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 Kadoka is located at latitude 43.8339 and longitude -101.5099 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kadoka encompass a land area of 2.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,461 feet.

The City of Kadoka (GNIS ID: 1267442) 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.


Kadoka, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 670 (100%)
Population in Households 648 (96.7%)
Population in Families 487 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 22 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 293
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $40,787
Average Household Income $51,937
% of Income for Mortgage4 6%
Per Capita Income $22,453
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 209 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $60,577
Average Home Value $73,565
Housing Affordability Index3 350


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.24% 0.24%
Households 0.3% 0.27%
Families 0.48% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.29%


Kadoka, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kadoka to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 114 71st
Population Density # 245 38th
Median Household Income # 332 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 384 98th
Per Capita Income # 335 15th
Diversity Index # 59 85th

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