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Chancellor, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Town of Chancellor had a population of 297 as of July 1, 2017. Chancellor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chancellor is located at latitude 43.3719 and longitude -96.9873 in Turner County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chancellor (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Turner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,362 feet.

The Town of Chancellor (GNIS ID: 1267326) 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 Chancellor 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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Chancellor, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 297
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 126
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 173
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 297
Population in Familes 246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,338
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $53,384
Average Household Income $61,023
Per Capita Income $25,966


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $117,757


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 93
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 1.64% 0.8%
Households 1.66% 0.89%
Families 3.01% 0.85%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   4.01%

Chancellor, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chancellor 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 # 186 52nd
Population Density # 46 88th
Diversity Index # 215 46th
Median Household Income # 153 61st
Per Capita Income # 254 35th

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