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Long Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Long Lake had a population of 29 as of July 1, 2017. Long Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Long Lake is located at latitude 45.8567 and longitude -99.2058 in McPherson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Long Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McPherson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,952 feet.

The Town of Long Lake (GNIS ID: 1267464) 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 Long Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Long Lake: Longlake.

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Long Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 12
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 24
Population in Familes 20
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 105
Diversity Index3 0


Median Household Income $54,361
Average Household Income $72,629
Per Capita Income $30,776


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 4.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (63.8%)
Median Home Value $65,000
Average Home Value $78,333


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 1.41
Family Households 12
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 -0.92% 0.0%
Households -0.79% -1.21%
Families 4.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Long Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Lake 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 # 363 7th
Population Density # 324 17th
Diversity Index # 375 1st
Median Household Income # 133 66th
Per Capita Income # 89 77th

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