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The City of Valley Springs had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Springs is located at latitude 43.5825 and longitude -96.4678 in Minnehaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley Springs 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 865 (100%)
Population in Households 865 (100.0%)
Population in Families 726 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 926
Diversity Index2 14


Median Household Income $80,783
Average Household Income $110,594
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $43,332
Wealth Index5 149


Total HU (Housing Units) 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $316,667
Average Home Value $374,582
Housing Affordability Index3 151


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 251
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.17% 1.44%
Households 1.33% 1.48%
Families 1.95% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
Owner Occupied HU   1.76%

Valley Springs, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Springs to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 105 74th
Median Household Income # 28 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 173 44th
Per Capita Income # 18 96th
Diversity Index # 224 44th

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