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The Colonial Pine Hills CDP(1) had a population of 2,508 as of July 1, 2021. Colonial Pine Hills 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 Colonial Pine Hills is located at latitude 44.0078 and longitude -103.3155 in Pennington County. The formal boundaries for the Colonial Pine Hills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 15.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pennington County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,078 feet.

The Colonial Pine Hills Census Designated Place 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Colonial Pine Hills Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Mount Rushmore, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pennington County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Colonial Pine Hills, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,508 (100%)
Population in Households 2,508 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,295 (91.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 161
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $105,131
Average Household Income $119,998
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $43,778
Wealth Index5 151


Total HU (Housing Units) 926 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 879 (94.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 3.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $354,918
Average Home Value $398,976
Housing Affordability Index3 174


Total Households 909
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 762
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 1.37% 1.32%
Households 1.43% 1.35%
Families 1.15% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   1.42%

Colonial Pine Hills, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colonial Pine Hills 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 # 33 92nd
Population Density # 302 23rd
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 207 53rd
Per Capita Income # 17 96th
Diversity Index # 177 55th

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