Rosholt, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rosholt, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Rosholt had a population of 389 as of July 1, 2017. Rosholt ranks in the upper 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 Rosholt is located at latitude 45.8662 and longitude -96.7318 in Roberts County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rosholt (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Roberts County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The Town of Rosholt (GNIS ID: 1267555) 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 Rosholt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rosholt: Rosholf.

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


Total Population 389
Daytime Population: Workers 179
Daytime Population: Residents 197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 376
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 286
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,321
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $57,151
Average Household Income $74,540
Per Capita Income $33,177


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $111,250
Average Home Value $165,038


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 106
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 -1.15% -0.84%
Households -1.09% -0.78%
Families 0.0% -1.16%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Rosholt, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosholt 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 # 173 56th
Population Density # 48 88th
Diversity Index # 155 61st
Median Household Income # 101 74th
Per Capita Income # 46 88th

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