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Murdo, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Murdo had a population of 491 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Murdo is located at latitude 43.8883 and longitude -100.7129 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murdo 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Murdo, SD Housing Affordability Index is 257
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Murdo, SD Wealth Index is 47
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 491 (100%)
Population in Households 491 (100.0%)
Population in Families 387 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 780
Diversity Index2 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,866
Average Household Income $52,272
Per Capita Income $24,050
Wealth Index4 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 183 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $83,500
Housing Affordability Index3 257
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.07% -0.54%
Households 0.18% -0.5%
Families 1.21% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Murdo, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murdo to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 149 62nd
Population Density # 129 67th
Diversity Index # 145 64th
Median Household Income # 339 14th
Per Capita Income # 318 19th

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