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Tea, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Tea had a population of 4,928 as of July 1, 2017. Tea ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tea is located at latitude 43.4514 and longitude -96.8347 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tea (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,486 feet.

The City of Tea (GNIS ID: 1267599) 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 Tea 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 Tea: Byron.

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


Total Population 4,928
Daytime Population: Workers 852
Daytime Population: Residents 2,271
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 4,928
Population in Familes 4,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,915
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $76,666
Average Household Income $91,071
Per Capita Income $29,713


Total Housing Units 1,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,213 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 388 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $186,267
Average Home Value $204,530


Total Households 1,601
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 1,295
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 3.63% 3.37%
Households 3.43% 3.37%
Families 3.5% 3.32%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Tea, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tea 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 # 19 95th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 205 47th
Median Household Income # 15 96th
Per Capita Income # 124 69th

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