McPherson County SD Information


McPherson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 2,392
Daytime Population: Workers 995
Daytime Population: Residents 1,347
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,342
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,045
Population in Familes 1,615
Population in Group Qrtrs 347
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $38,366
Average Household Income $55,794
Per Capita Income $25,457


Total Housing Units 1,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 824 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 416 (29.1%)
Median Home Value $56,915
Average Home Value $93,629


Total Households 1,012
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 616
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 -0.38% -0.39%
Households -0.18% -0.46%
Families -0.35% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.77%


McPherson County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McPherson County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents 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 # 53 21st
Population Density # 55 20th
Diversity Index # 61 9th
Median Household Income # 60 11th
Per Capita Income # 48 29th

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