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Bison, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Bison had a population of 334 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bison is located at latitude 45.5235 and longitude -102.4677 in Perkins County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bison (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Perkins County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,782 feet.

The Town of Bison (GNIS ID: 1267285) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bison 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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Bison, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 334
Daytime Population: Workers 384
Daytime Population: Residents 172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.66
Population in Households 334
Population in Familes 283
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,173
Average Household Income $68,284
Per Capita Income $28,071


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $190,083


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.04% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.07% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.77%

Bison, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bison 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 # 182 54th
Population Density # 230 41st
Diversity Index # 248 37th
Median Household Income # 296 25th
Per Capita Income # 183 53rd

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