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Kennebec, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Kennebec had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Kennebec is located at latitude 43.9036 and longitude -99.8618 in Lyman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kennebec encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,683 feet.

The Town of Kennebec (GNIS ID: 1267443) 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 Kennebec: Hotch City.


Kennebec, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 233 (100%)
Population in Households 233 (100.0%)
Population in Families 191 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 273
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $49,459
Average Household Income $61,789
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $27,575
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $125,000
Housing Affordability Index3 317


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.29% -0.26%
Households -0.26% -0.18%
Families 0.68% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%


Kennebec, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennebec to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 206 48th
Population Density # 253 36th
Median Household Income # 270 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 337 86th
Per Capita Income # 259 35th
Diversity Index # 169 58th

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