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The City of Deadwood had a population of 1,350 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Deadwood is located at latitude 44.3767 and longitude -103.7296 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deadwood 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 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 Deadwood: Deadwood City, Miles City.

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Deadwood, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,350 (100%)
Population in Households 1,322 (97.9%)
Population in Families 868 (64.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 28 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 274
Diversity Index2 22
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,710
Average Household Income $64,529
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $33,046
Wealth Index5 57
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 453 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $204,861
Average Home Value $222,228
Housing Affordability Index3 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 718
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 347
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.52% 0.73%
Households 0.71% 0.85%
Families 1.24% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   1.21%

Deadwood, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deadwood to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 55 86th
Population Density # 250 37th
Median Household Income # 279 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 183 47th
Per Capita Income # 157 60th
Diversity Index # 128 67th

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