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Dolton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Dolton had a population of 34 as of July 1, 2018. Dolton 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 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.

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Dolton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 34
Population in Households 34
Population in Familes 29
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 133
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $63,011
Average Household Income $79,716
Per Capita Income $32,297


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 $175,000
Average Home Value $167,857


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.02% 0.0%
Households -0.69% -1.21%
Families 5.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   3.97%

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, 2018 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 # 359 8th
Population Density # 306 22nd
Diversity Index # 340 13th
Median Household Income # 50 87th
Per Capita Income # 100 75th

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