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Ward, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Ward had a population of 53 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Ward is located at latitude 44.1548 and longitude -96.4626 in Moody County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ward (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Moody County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,755 feet.

The Town of Ward (GNIS ID: 1267624) 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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Ward, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 53
Population in Households 49
Population in Familes 43
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 182
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $70,659
Average Household Income $87,445
Per Capita Income $32,588


Total Housing Units 23 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $246,667


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 14
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 1.21% 0.74%
Households 1.36% 1.03%
Families 1.89% 1.39%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Ward, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ward 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 # 334 16th
Population Density # 288 27th
Diversity Index # 197 50th
Median Household Income # 25 94th
Per Capita Income # 93 76th

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