Tulare, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tulare, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Tulare had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2017. Tulare 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 Tulare is located at latitude 44.7382 and longitude -98.5089 in Spink County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tulare (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spink County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The Town of Tulare (GNIS ID: 1267605) 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 Tulare 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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Tulare, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 217
Daytime Population: Workers 111
Daytime Population: Residents 101
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 186
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 849
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $62,823
Average Household Income $89,470
Per Capita Income $35,751


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $84,000
Average Home Value $181,707


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 69
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 0.65% 0.37%
Households 0.6% 0.42%
Families 3.98% 0.29%
Median Household Income   4.74%
Per Capita Income   4.25%

Tulare, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tulare 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 # 214 46th
Population Density # 117 70th
Diversity Index # 311 21st
Median Household Income # 41 90th
Per Capita Income # 24 94th

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