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Artesian, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Artesian had a population of 140 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Artesian is located at latitude 44.0079 and longitude -97.9237 in Sanborn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Artesian (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,316 feet.

The Town of Artesian (GNIS ID: 1267270) 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 Artesian 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 Artesian: Artesian City, Diana, Dianna.

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


Total Population 140
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 84
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 103
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 112
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 253
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,862
Average Household Income $68,248
Per Capita Income $27,970


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $79,688
Average Home Value $154,365


Total Households 76
Average Household Size 1.47
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.2% 0.28%
Households 0.56% 0.52%
Families 2.71% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Artesian, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Artesian 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 # 256 35th
Population Density # 260 34th
Diversity Index # 276 30th
Median Household Income # 120 70th
Per Capita Income # 189 52nd

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