Okaton, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Okaton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Okaton Census Designated Place had a population of 33 as of July 1, 2017. Okaton ranks in the lower 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 Okaton is located at latitude 43.8521 and longitude -100.8814 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the Okaton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,349 feet.

The Okaton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393170) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Okaton Census Designated Place is located within Township of Okaton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Okaton 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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Okaton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 7
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 26
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $41,420
Average Household Income $70,468
Per Capita Income $28,668


Total Housing Units 17 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (41.2%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $66,667


Total Households 10
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 6
Average Family Size 4
  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 -1.19% -2.55%
Households -1.31% -2.09%
Families -5.44% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   4.28%

Okaton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Okaton 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 # 359 9th
Population Density # 391 0th
Diversity Index # 114 71st
Median Household Income # 305 22nd
Per Capita Income # 157 60th

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