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Reliance, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Reliance had a population of 196 as of July 1, 2019. Reliance ranks in the upper 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 Reliance is located at latitude 43.8789 and longitude -99.6032 in Lyman County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Reliance encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Lyman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,791 feet.

The Town of Reliance (GNIS ID: 1267549) 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.


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Reliance, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Reliance, SD Housing Affordability Index is 219
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Reliance, SD Wealth Index is 71
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 196 (100%)
Population in Households 196 (100.0%)
Population in Families 156 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 181
Diversity Index2 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,229
Average Household Income $67,289
Per Capita Income $28,902
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Housing Affordability Index3 219
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 50
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.28% 0.4%
Households 0.29% 0.53%
Families -0.42% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Reliance, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Reliance to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 225 43rd
Population Density # 290 26th
Diversity Index # 66 83rd
Median Household Income # 219 45th
Per Capita Income # 219 45th

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