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Arlington, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Arlington had a population of 964 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Arlington is located at latitude 44.3644 and longitude -97.1331 in Kingsbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arlington encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kingsbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,844 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Arlington are located in Kingsbury County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Brookings County.

The City of Arlington (GNIS ID: 1267267) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arlington: Nordland.

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Arlington, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Arlington, SD Housing Affordability Index is 218
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

Arlington, SD Wealth Index is 62
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 964
Population in Households 874
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density 561
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,589
Average Household Income $66,709
Per Capita Income $28,290
Wealth Index3 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $133,451
Housing Affordability Index2 218
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 448
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.57% 0.14%
Households 0.7% 0.18%
Families 1.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Arlington, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arlington 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 # 79 80th
Population Density # 177 55th
Diversity Index # 196 50th
Median Household Income # 184 53rd
Per Capita Income # 242 39th

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