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Summerset, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Summerset had a population of 2,116 as of July 1, 2017. Summerset ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Summerset is located at latitude 44.1977 and longitude -103.3456 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Summerset (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,638 feet.

The City of Summerset (GNIS ID: 2396001) 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 Summerset 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 Summerset: City of Summerset.

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


Total Population 2,116
Daytime Population: Workers 207
Daytime Population: Residents 963
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,170
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 2,115
Population in Familes 1,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 974
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $62,144
Average Household Income $74,343
Per Capita Income $29,802


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 703 (85.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $191,126
Average Home Value $216,122


Total Households 782
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 585
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 2.15% 1.34%
Households 2.47% 1.54%
Families 1.97% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

Summerset, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summerset 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 # 43 89th
Population Density # 96 76th
Diversity Index # 104 74th
Median Household Income # 49 88th
Per Capita Income # 121 69th

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