Census Data for New Effington ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave New Effington a population of 249 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave New Effington a population of 256 people.
The town of New Effington is located in Roberts County. The 2010 Census gave Roberts County; a population of 10,149 people. This means that New Effington had 2.52% of the county's total population, making it Roberts' 5th most populous community.
At the same time, South Dakota had a population of 814,180 people, meaning that New Effington had 0.03% of the total population of South Dakota - making it the state's 220th most populous community.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for New Effington has a total area of 0.27 square miles [0.7 km²]. Of this total, 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²] is land, with the balance (3.65%) being water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).
Roberts County has a land area of 1,101 square miles [2,851.7 km²]. At 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²], New Effington has 0.02% of the county's total land area.
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- When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like New Effington, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
- Things like population, area and housing for New Effington reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of New Effington might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
- Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
- Lat: 45° 51' 27" (or 45.86°)
- Lon: -96° 54' 54" (or -96.92°)
- More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, New Effington had 121 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 256 people, this averages 2.12 people per Housing Unit.
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- The 2010 Census shows New Effington had a land area of 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²]. This translates to 441.6 Housing Units per square mile [170.5 housing units/km²].
- From the Census of 2000: New Effington had 117 Housing Units, a population of 233 people and a land area of 0.26 square miles [0.7 km²]. This gives a density of 1.99 people per Housing Unit and 430.8 Housing Units per square mile [166.3 housing units/km²].
- Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for New Effington and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Roberts County ...
The community of New Effington is located in Roberts County<4>.
The county had a population of 10,149 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 256 people, New Effington represented 2.52% of the county's total.
In addition, where the town of New Effington has a population density of 934 people per square mile [360.7 people/km²], Roberts County averages 9.22 people per square mile [3.56 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Roberts County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for New Effington, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of New Effington. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
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- Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for New Effington or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
- If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of New Effington, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for New Effington.
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- For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
- Lat: 45.857577° (or 45°51'27" N)
- Lon: -96.915004° (or -96°54'54" W)
- For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
- Lat: 45.856135° (or 45°51'22" N)
- Lon: -96.919074° (or -96°55'8" W)
- The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,159 feet to the northeast<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1267490) to New Effington. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of New Effington. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
- Lat: 45.855237° (or 45°51'18" N)
- Lon: -96.918413° (or -96°55'6" W)
- The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,215 feet to the northeast<6> of the point given by the GNIS for New Effington. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for New Effington.
Miscellaneous Information for New Effington ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Roberts County or the town of New Effington:
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- The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to New Effington:
- GNIS ID for New Effington: 1267490
- GNIS ID for Roberts County: 1265786
- GNIS ID for State of South Dakota: 1785534
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- New Effington is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for New Effington.
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|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.|
|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
|<4>||If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Roberts, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 296 degrees and a distance of 1,159 feet.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 314 degrees and a distance of 1,215 feet.|