Norris, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Norris, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Norris Census Designated Place had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2017. Norris ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Norris is located at latitude 43.4721 and longitude -101.1927 in Mellette County. The formal boundaries for the Norris Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mellette County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,500 feet.

The Norris Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584562) 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 Norris Census Designated Place is located within Township of Norris, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mellette County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norris 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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Norris, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 150
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 104
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $31,343
Average Household Income $49,997
Per Capita Income $14,528


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $154,545


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 3.85
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.18% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.01%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

Norris, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norris 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 # 245 37th
Population Density # 296 25th
Diversity Index # 28 93rd
Median Household Income # 364 7th
Per Capita Income # 365 7th

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