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Eagle Butte, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Eagle Butte had a population of 1,381 as of July 1, 2017. Eagle Butte 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 Eagle Butte is located at latitude 44.9907 and longitude -101.2276 in Dewey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagle Butte (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dewey County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,418 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Eagle Butte are located in Dewey County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Ziebach County.

The City of Eagle Butte (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. 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 Eagle Butte 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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Eagle Butte, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,381
Daytime Population: Workers 557
Daytime Population: Residents 966
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,523
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,375
Population in Familes 1,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 1,179
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $33,863
Average Household Income $44,297
Per Capita Income $12,773


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (53.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $67,692
Average Home Value $144,828


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.65% 0.43%
Households 0.6% 0.4%
Families 0.87% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Eagle Butte, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagle Butte 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 # 55 86th
Population Density # 68 83rd
Diversity Index # 48 87th
Median Household Income # 356 9th
Per Capita Income # 374 5th

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