Dolton, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Town of Dolton had a population of 34 as of July 1, 2017. Dolton ranks in the lower 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 Dolton is located at latitude 43.4911 and longitude -97.3848 in Turner County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dolton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Turner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,447 feet.

The Town of Dolton (GNIS ID: 1267356) 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 Dolton 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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Dolton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34
Daytime Population: Workers 27
Daytime Population: Residents 10
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 34
Population in Familes 29
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 133
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $56,972
Average Household Income $77,876
Per Capita Income $29,696


Total Housing Units 22 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (22.7%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $169,643


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 12
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 -1.16% -1.21%
Households -0.79% -1.21%
Families 5.75% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.56%
Per Capita Income   3.89%

Dolton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dolton 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 # 357 9th
Population Density # 306 22nd
Diversity Index # 243 38th
Median Household Income # 106 73rd
Per Capita Income # 125 68th

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