Lake Preston, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Lake Preston, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Preston had a population of 593 as of July 1, 2018. Lake Preston 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 Lake Preston is located at latitude 44.3617 and longitude -97.376 in Kingsbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Preston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kingsbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,722 feet.

The City of Lake Preston (GNIS ID: 1267452) 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 Lake Preston: Preston.

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


Total Population 593
Population in Households 593
Population in Familes 473
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 781
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,012
Average Household Income $73,058
Per Capita Income $33,607


Total Housing Units 346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $95,076
Average Home Value $128,846


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 180
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 -0.12% -0.24%
Households -0.17% -0.28%
Families 1.29% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Lake Preston, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Preston 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 # 131 67th
Population Density # 132 66th
Diversity Index # 298 24th
Median Household Income # 183 53rd
Per Capita Income # 68 83rd

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