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Leola, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Leola had a population of 415 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Leola is located at latitude 45.7211 and longitude -98.9385 in McPherson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leola (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McPherson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,591 feet.

The City of Leola (GNIS ID: 1267460) 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 Leola 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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Leola, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 415
Daytime Population: Workers 203
Daytime Population: Residents 249
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 452
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 326
Population in Familes 266
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 581
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $34,028
Average Household Income $46,979
Per Capita Income $18,958


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $65,816
Average Home Value $119,935


Total Households 187
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 120
Average Family Size 2
  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 -1.32% -0.93%
Households -1.52% -1.21%
Families -0.56% -1.19%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Leola, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leola 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 # 165 58th
Population Density # 174 56th
Diversity Index # 212 46th
Median Household Income # 355 9th
Per Capita Income # 355 9th

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