Potter County SD Information


Potter County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 2,317
Daytime Population: Workers 1,209
Daytime Population: Residents 1,091
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,300
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 2,254
Population in Familes 1,759
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,120
Average Household Income $65,020
Per Capita Income $30,374


Total Housing Units 1,542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 882 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 472 (30.6%)
Median Home Value $77,253
Average Home Value $125,368


Total Households 1,070
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 646
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 -0.07% -0.43%
Households 0.1% -0.34%
Families -0.04% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   3.66%


Potter County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potter County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents 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 # 56 17th
Population Density # 49 27th
Diversity Index # 62 8th
Median Household Income # 35 48th
Per Capita Income # 9 88th

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