Jefferson, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Jefferson, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Jefferson had a population of 595 as of July 1, 2018. Jefferson 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 Jefferson is located at latitude 42.6043 and longitude -96.5661 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The City of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 1267441) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Adelescat.

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


Total Population 595
Population in Households 595
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,166
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $61,193
Average Household Income $73,711
Per Capita Income $30,144


Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 205 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $170,098
Average Home Value $178,415


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3
  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% 1.02%
Households 0.91% 0.86%
Families 1.86% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Jefferson, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson 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 # 130 67th
Population Density # 70 82nd
Diversity Index # 238 39th
Median Household Income # 65 84th
Per Capita Income # 149 62nd

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