Mission, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Mission had a population of 1,200 as of July 1, 2017. Mission 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 Mission is located at latitude 43.3063 and longitude -100.6609 in Todd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mission (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Todd County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,582 feet.

The City of Mission (GNIS ID: 1267478) 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 Mission 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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Mission, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,200
Daytime Population: Workers 465
Daytime Population: Residents 807
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,200
Population in Familes 978
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,044
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $31,947
Average Household Income $41,637
Per Capita Income $14,195


Total Housing Units 447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 141 (31.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (58.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $48,288
Average Home Value $155,496


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 286
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 0.21% 0.08%
Households 0.21% 0.05%
Families -0.57% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Mission, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mission 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 # 65 84th
Population Density # 8 98th
Diversity Index # 50 88th
Median Household Income # 361 8th
Per Capita Income # 367 6th

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