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Letcher, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Letcher had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2019. Letcher ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Letcher is located at latitude 43.8972 and longitude -98.1387 in Sanborn County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Letcher encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The Town of Letcher (GNIS ID: 1267462) 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.


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Letcher, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Letcher, SD Housing Affordability Index is 257
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Letcher, SD Wealth Index is 108
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 184
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 148
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 299
Diversity Index1 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,500
Average Household Income $87,292
Per Capita Income $38,404
Wealth Index3 108

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $135,714
Housing Affordability Index2 257
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.67% 0.43%
Households 0.95% 0.7%
Families 2.75% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

Letcher, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Letcher to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 231 41st
Population Density # 242 39th
Diversity Index # 337 15th
Median Household Income # 97 76th
Per Capita Income # 31 92nd

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