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Sisseton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Sisseton had a population of 2,475 as of July 1, 2017. Sisseton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sisseton is located at latitude 45.6625 and longitude -97.0453 in Roberts County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sisseton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Roberts County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,224 feet.

The City of Sisseton (GNIS ID: 1267567) 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 Sisseton 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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Sisseton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,475
Daytime Population: Workers 1,527
Daytime Population: Residents 1,392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,919
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 2,389
Population in Familes 1,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 1,555
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $38,406
Average Household Income $51,078
Per Capita Income $20,076


Total Housing Units 1,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $89,192
Average Home Value $114,024


Total Households 959
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 580
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 0.03% 0.01%
Households 0.01% 0.02%
Families 0.1% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Sisseton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sisseton 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 # 33 92nd
Population Density # 33 92nd
Diversity Index # 10 97th
Median Household Income # 333 15th
Per Capita Income # 346 12th

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