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Leola, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Leola had a population of 437 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Leola is located at latitude 45.7228 and longitude -98.9409 in McPherson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leola 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Leola, SD Housing Affordability Index is 350
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

Leola, SD Wealth Index is 48
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 437 (100%)
Population in Households 348 (79.6%)
Population in Families 284 (65.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 89 (20.4%)
Population Density 589
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,038
Average Household Income $53,619
Per Capita Income $19,136
Wealth Index4 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $53,378
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 200
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 2
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 -0.48% -0.46%
Households -0.47% -0.4%
Families 0.17% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

Leola, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leola 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 # 161 59th
Population Density # 173 56th
Diversity Index # 284 28th
Median Household Income # 322 18th
Per Capita Income # 353 10th

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