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The Vivian Census Designated Place had a population of 121 as of July 1, 2017. Vivian ranks in the lower 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 Vivian is located at latitude 43.9273 and longitude -100.3011 in Lyman County. The formal boundaries for the Vivian Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

The Vivian Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393835) 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 Vivian Census Designated Place is located within Township of Vivian, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lyman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vivian 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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Vivian, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 121
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 52
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 121
Population in Familes 96
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 70
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $53,516
Average Household Income $63,147
Per Capita Income $27,797


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $147,727


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 34
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 0.23% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.36%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Vivian, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vivian 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 # 269 32nd
Population Density # 342 13th
Diversity Index # 247 38th
Median Household Income # 150 62nd
Per Capita Income # 199 49th

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