Lesterville, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lesterville, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Lesterville had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2017. Lesterville ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Lesterville is located at latitude 43.0386 and longitude -97.5906 in Yankton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lesterville (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 1,391 feet.

The Town of Lesterville (GNIS ID: 1267461) 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 Lesterville 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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Lesterville, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 139
Daytime Population: Workers 19
Daytime Population: Residents 49
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 68
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 121
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 689
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $60,833
Average Household Income $65,973
Per Capita Income $26,211


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $170,000
Average Home Value $192,000


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 46
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 1.25% 0.85%
Households 1.19% 0.96%
Families 3.44% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Lesterville, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lesterville 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 # 257 35th
Population Density # 153 61st
Diversity Index # 322 18th
Median Household Income # 53 87th
Per Capita Income # 244 38th

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