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Caputa, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Caputa Census Designated Place had a population of 17 as of July 1, 2017. Caputa ranks in the lower 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 Caputa is located at latitude 43.996 and longitude -102.9846 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Caputa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,907 feet.

The Caputa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628841) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Caputa Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Rapid City East, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pennington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Caputa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 17
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 6
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.41
Population in Households 17
Population in Familes 15
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $85,043
Average Household Income $103,955
Per Capita Income $31,695


Total Housing Units 9 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 (88.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $266,667


Total Households 9
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 7
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% 3.3%
Households 0.0% 2.13%
Families 4.75% 2.71%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Caputa, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Caputa 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 # 370 6th
Population Density # 346 12th
Diversity Index # 113 71st
Median Household Income # 7 98th
Per Capita Income # 72 82nd

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