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Britton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Britton had a population of 1,266 as of July 1, 2017. Britton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Britton is located at latitude 45.7924 and longitude -97.7529 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Britton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The City of Britton (GNIS ID: 1267297) 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 Britton 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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Britton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,266
Daytime Population: Workers 1,058
Daytime Population: Residents 561
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,619
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 1,221
Population in Familes 921
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 1,741
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $48,537
Average Household Income $74,604
Per Capita Income $34,626


Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 441 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $94,602
Average Home Value $134,106


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 344
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 0.28% 0.36%
Households 0.54% 0.5%
Families 1.31% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

Britton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Britton 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 # 61 85th
Population Density # 25 94th
Diversity Index # 317 19th
Median Household Income # 221 44th
Per Capita Income # 32 92nd

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