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The Shindler CDP(1) had a population of 621 as of July 1, 2022. Shindler 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 Shindler is located at latitude 43.475 and longitude -96.6487 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Shindler Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The Shindler Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shindler Census Designated Place is located within Township of Springdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Shindler, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 621 (100%)
Population in Households 621 (100.0%)
Population in Families 577 (92.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 414
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $113,881
Average Household Income $153,225
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $56,245
Wealth Index5 202


Total HU (Housing Units) 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (93.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 3.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $452,564
Average Home Value $553,571
Housing Affordability Index3 130


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 4.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.02% 3.60%
Households 0.23% 3.80%
Families   3.71%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   3.73%

Shindler, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shindler to the other 486 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 120 76th
Population Density # 225 54th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Housing Affordability Index # 270 56th
Per Capita Income # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 389 20th

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