Dakota Dunes, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Dakota Dunes Census Designated Place had a population of 2,980 as of July 1, 2017. Dakota Dunes 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 Dakota Dunes is located at latitude 42.4903 and longitude -96.484 in Union County. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dakota Dunes Census Designated Place is located within Township of Big Sioux, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dakota Dunes 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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Dakota Dunes, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,980
Daytime Population: Workers 1,599
Daytime Population: Residents 1,401
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,000
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 2,980
Population in Familes 2,571
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $88,128
Average Household Income $140,174
Per Capita Income $53,977


Total Housing Units 1,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 832 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $288,742
Average Home Value $339,789


Total Households 1,136
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 851
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 2.23% 1.82%
Households 2.22% 1.77%
Families 1.91% 1.7%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Dakota Dunes, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota Dunes 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density # 65 84th
Diversity Index # 88 78th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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