De Smet, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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De Smet, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of De Smet had a population of 1,041 as of July 1, 2017. De Smet ranks in the lower 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 De Smet is located at latitude 44.3861 and longitude -97.5497 in Kingsbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of De Smet (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kingsbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The City of De Smet (GNIS ID: 1267353) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with De Smet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for De Smet: Cream City, DeSmet, Desmet.

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De Smet, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,041
Daytime Population: Workers 951
Daytime Population: Residents 492
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,443
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 997
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 899
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $50,530
Average Household Income $61,342
Per Capita Income $26,849


Total Housing Units 542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $87,676
Average Home Value $116,051


Total Households 454
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 283
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.62% -1.18%
Households -0.71% -1.22%
Families -0.34% -1.31%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

De Smet, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares De Smet 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 # 75 81st
Population Density # 108 73rd
Diversity Index # 328 16th
Median Household Income # 190 52nd
Per Capita Income # 232 41st

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