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Lake Preston, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Preston had a population of 573 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Preston 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 Lake Preston: Preston.

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Lake Preston, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 573
Daytime Population: Workers 298
Daytime Population: Residents 236
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 534
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 573
Population in Familes 454
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 755
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,443
Average Household Income $71,455
Per Capita Income $33,085


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $90,323
Average Home Value $124,884


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 177
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 -0.61% -0.85%
Households -0.62% -0.87%
Families 1.23% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

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, 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 # 132 66th
Population Density # 135 66th
Diversity Index # 285 27th
Median Household Income # 152 61st
Per Capita Income # 50 87th

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