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Deadwood, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Deadwood had a population of 1,337 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Deadwood is located at latitude 44.3815 and longitude -103.724 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deadwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,531 feet.

The City of Deadwood (GNIS ID: 1267350) 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 Deadwood 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 Deadwood: Deadwood City, Miles City.

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


Total Population 1,337
Daytime Population: Workers 3,160
Daytime Population: Residents 633
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.84
Population in Households 1,309
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 349
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $42,098
Average Household Income $57,011
Per Capita Income $28,452


Total Housing Units 861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $181,881
Average Home Value $222,892


Total Households 687
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 343
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 0.71% 0.69%
Households 0.53% 0.8%
Families 1.77% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Deadwood, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deadwood 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 # 59 85th
Population Density # 225 43rd
Diversity Index # 139 65th
Median Household Income # 299 24th
Per Capita Income # 165 58th

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