Worthing, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Worthing, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Worthing had a population of 1,018 as of July 1, 2017. Worthing 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 Worthing is located at latitude 43.33 and longitude -96.7682 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Worthing (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,365 feet.

The City of Worthing (GNIS ID: 1267663) 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 Worthing population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,018
Daytime Population: Workers 78
Daytime Population: Residents 398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 476
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.47
Population in Households 1,018
Population in Familes 851
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,815
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $56,884
Average Household Income $66,092
Per Capita Income $24,606


Total Housing Units 379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (88.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $121,657
Average Home Value $136,343


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 270
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 2.08% 2.34%
Households 1.96% 2.4%
Families 1.87% 2.33%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Worthing, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worthing 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 # 78 80th
Population Density # 19 95th
Diversity Index # 234 41st
Median Household Income # 107 73rd
Per Capita Income # 286 27th

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