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The City of Faith had a population of 462 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Faith is located at latitude 45.0258 and longitude -102.0363 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Faith (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,595 feet.

The City of Faith (GNIS ID: 1267388) 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 Faith 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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Faith, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 462
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 213
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 422
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 385
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $41,442
Average Household Income $61,225
Per Capita Income $26,186


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $135,526
Average Home Value $228,363


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 150
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 1.29% 1.23%
Households 1.7% 1.43%
Families 3.49% 1.3%
Median Household Income   6.34%
Per Capita Income   5.41%

Faith, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Faith 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 # 154 61st
Population Density # 212 46th
Diversity Index # 161 59th
Median Household Income # 304 23rd
Per Capita Income # 246 37th

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