Valley Springs, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Valley Springs, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Valley Springs had a population of 869 as of July 1, 2018. Valley Springs 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 Valley Springs is located at latitude 43.5836 and longitude -96.4643 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Minnehaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The City of Valley Springs (GNIS ID: 1267610) 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.

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Valley Springs, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 869
Population in Households 869
Population in Familes 735
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,063
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $79,585
Average Household Income $97,719
Per Capita Income $37,789


Total Housing Units 374 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $242,797
Average Home Value $279,125


Total Households 350
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 252
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.65% 1.69%
Households 1.64% 1.71%
Families 2.72% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Valley Springs, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Springs to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 87 78th
Population Density # 84 79th
Diversity Index # 224 43rd
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 20 95th

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