Leola, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Leola, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Leola had a population of 419 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Leola, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 419
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 586
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,594
Per Capita Income $19,854


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $68,452
Average Home Value $124,830


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 1.75
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.05% -0.73%
Households -1.21% -0.75%
Families -0.39% -0.84%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2018 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 # 173 56th
Diversity Index # 253 36th
Median Household Income # 353 10th
Per Capita Income # 357 9th

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