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Dell Rapids, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Dell Rapids had a population of 4,030 as of July 1, 2017. Dell Rapids 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 Dell Rapids is located at latitude 43.8248 and longitude -96.7146 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dell Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,506 feet.

The City of Dell Rapids (GNIS ID: 1267351) 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 Dell Rapids 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 Dell Rapids: Dell City.

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


Total Population 4,030
Daytime Population: Workers 935
Daytime Population: Residents 1,859
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,794
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 3,978
Population in Familes 3,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 1,990
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $58,965
Average Household Income $75,089
Per Capita Income $28,735


Total Housing Units 1,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,129 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $176,653
Average Home Value $207,412


Total Households 1,544
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,085
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 1.44% 1.63%
Households 1.48% 1.62%
Families 1.51% 1.47%
Median Household Income   5.22%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

Dell Rapids, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dell Rapids 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 # 20 95th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 258 34th
Median Household Income # 77 81st
Per Capita Income # 155 61st

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