Gayville, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gayville, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Gayville had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2017. Gayville 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 Gayville is located at latitude 42.8889 and longitude -97.1737 in Yankton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gayville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yankton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

The Town of Gayville (GNIS ID: 1267402) 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 Gayville 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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Gayville, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 454
Daytime Population: Workers 78
Daytime Population: Residents 175
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 253
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 454
Population in Familes 383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,217
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,578
Average Household Income $61,652
Per Capita Income $24,175


Total Housing Units 199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $99,038
Average Home Value $123,116


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 128
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 1.59% 1.16%
Households 1.62% 1.18%
Families 2.37% 1.07%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Gayville, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gayville 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 # 156 61st
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 237 40th
Median Household Income # 148 62nd
Per Capita Income # 290 26th

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