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Baltic, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Baltic had a population of 1,198 as of July 1, 2017. Baltic 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 Baltic is located at latitude 43.7601 and longitude -96.7369 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baltic (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,476 feet.

The City of Baltic (GNIS ID: 1267277) 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 Baltic 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 Baltic: Keyes, Saint Olaf.

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


Total Population 1,198
Daytime Population: Workers 150
Daytime Population: Residents 525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 1,198
Population in Familes 1,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,611
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $66,623
Average Household Income $78,121
Per Capita Income $28,433


Total Housing Units 448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $195,000
Average Home Value $237,995


Total Households 428
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 332
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 1.32% 1.96%
Households 1.33% 2.02%
Families 1.31% 1.86%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Baltic, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baltic 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 # 66 83rd
Population Density # 30 93rd
Diversity Index # 167 58th
Median Household Income # 29 93rd
Per Capita Income # 166 58th

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