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Vilas, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Vilas had a population of 20 as of July 1, 2017. Vilas 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 Vilas is located at latitude 44.0083 and longitude -97.5959 in Miner County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Vilas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Miner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The Town of Vilas (GNIS ID: 1267616) 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 Vilas 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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Vilas, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 7
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.45
Population in Households 20
Population in Familes 17
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 0


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $72,044
Per Capita Income $34,028


Total Housing Units 14 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $125,000


Total Households 9
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 6
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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   4.32%

Vilas, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vilas 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 # 367 6th
Population Density # 383 2nd
Diversity Index # 388 4th
Median Household Income # 202 49th
Per Capita Income # 37 91st

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