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The Anderson CDP(1) had a population of 391 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 43.5194 and longitude -96.6142 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the Anderson Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Anderson Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Anderson Census Designated Place is located within Township of Split Rock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Minnehaha County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Anderson, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 391 (100%)
Population in Households 391 (100.0%)
Population in Families 365 (93.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 511
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $138,288
Average Household Income $164,062
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $58,056
Wealth Index5 217


Total HU (Housing Units) 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 2.1%)
Median Home Value $429,730
Average Home Value $444,079
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.34% 4.23%
Households 0.63% 4.39%
Families   4.39%
Median Household Income   -0.50%
Per Capita Income   -0.13%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Anderson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 486 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 169 65th
Population Density # 191 61st
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Housing Affordability Index # 341 70th
Per Capita Income # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 272 44th

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