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Blackhawk, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Blackhawk Census Designated Place had a population of 2,968 as of July 1, 2017. Blackhawk ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Blackhawk is located at latitude 44.1516 and longitude -103.3332 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the Blackhawk Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,494 feet.

The Blackhawk Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393338) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Blackhawk Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Southwest Meade, a minor civil division (MCD) of Meade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blackhawk 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 Blackhawk: Black Hawk.

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


Total Population 2,968
Daytime Population: Workers 418
Daytime Population: Residents 1,373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,791
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 2,967
Population in Familes 2,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 607
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $59,783
Average Household Income $70,955
Per Capita Income $28,180


Total Housing Units 1,218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,037 (85.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $157,967
Average Home Value $162,970


Total Households 1,192
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 885
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 0.36% 0.5%
Households 0.78% 0.74%
Families 0.64% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

Blackhawk, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackhawk 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 # 29 93rd
Population Density # 169 57th
Diversity Index # 93 76th
Median Household Income # 65 84th
Per Capita Income # 176 55th

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