Cow Creek CDP, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Cow Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 33 as of July 1, 2017. Cow Creek CDP ranks in the lower 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 Cow Creek CDP is located at latitude 44.5538 and longitude -100.4753 in Sully County. The formal boundaries for the Cow Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Cow Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584551) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cow Creek Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of West Sully, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sully County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cow Creek CDP 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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Cow Creek CDP, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 15
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 26
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $54,361
Average Household Income $73,315
Per Capita Income $35,281


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 (27.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (63.8%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $153,571


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 11
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 1.32% 0.6%
Households 0.84% 1.15%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

Cow Creek CDP, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cow Creek CDP 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 # 358 8th
Population Density # 373 5th
Diversity Index # 334 15th
Median Household Income # 134 66th
Per Capita Income # 27 93rd

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