Yankton, SD Profile: Facts & Data


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Yankton, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Yankton is the 8th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 14,202 as of July 1, 2018. Yankton 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 Yankton is located at latitude 42.8898 and longitude -97.3927 in Yankton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yankton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Yankton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The City of Yankton (GNIS ID: 1267665) 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.

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


Total Population 14,202
Population in Households 12,930
Population in Familes 9,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,272
Population Density2 1,714
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $50,722
Average Household Income $69,001
Per Capita Income $29,272


Total Housing Units 6,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,489 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,431 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 579 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $165,129
Average Home Value $209,301


Total Households 5,919
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 3,329
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 -0.22% 0.11%
Households 0.01% 0.1%
Families -0.08% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Yankton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yankton 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 # 8 98th
Population Density # 26 94th
Diversity Index # 70 82nd
Median Household Income # 204 48th
Per Capita Income # 184 53rd

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