Turner County SD Information


Turner County Subdivisions

Turner County SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,481
Daytime Population: Workers 2,984
Daytime Population: Residents 3,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,535
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 8,328
Population in Familes 6,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $50,844
Average Household Income $62,937
Per Capita Income $26,701


Total Housing Units 4,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,763 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 774 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 545 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $98,870
Average Home Value $142,056


Total Households 3,537
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,399
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 0.22% -0.01%
Households 0.34% 0.07%
Families 0.21% -0.01%
Median Household Income   3.67%
Per Capita Income   4.11%


Turner County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turner County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents 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 # 22 68th
Population Density # 15 79th
Diversity Index # 52 23rd
Median Household Income # 26 62nd
Per Capita Income # 42 38th

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