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Murdo, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Murdo had a population of 507 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Murdo is located at latitude 43.8894 and longitude -100.7141 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murdo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,310 feet.

The City of Murdo (GNIS ID: 1267488) 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.

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Murdo, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 507
Population in Households 507
Population in Familes 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 805
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $44,263
Average Household Income $58,551
Per Capita Income $26,847


Total Housing Units 302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $86,275
Average Home Value $141,324


Total Households 248
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.04%
Households 0.55% 0.08%
Families 1.86% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Murdo, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murdo to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 146 63rd
Population Density # 126 68th
Diversity Index # 126 68th
Median Household Income # 282 28th
Per Capita Income # 255 35th

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