Lawrence County, South Dakota Population 2018

Lawrence County, South Dakota's estimated population is 25,429 with a growth rate of 2.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, South Dakota is the 8th largest county in South Dakota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201725,4295702.29%
201624,859-324-1.29%
201625,1833871.56%
201524,796630.25%
201424,733-216-0.87%
201324,9495552.28%
201224,394650.27%
201124,3291240.51%
201024,2053,55017.19%
199020,6552,31612.63%
198018,3398865.08%
197017,4533782.21%
196017,0754272.56%
195016,648-2,445-12.81%
194019,0935,17337.16%
193013,9208916.84%
192013,029-6,665-33.84%
191019,6941,79710.04%
190017,8976,22453.32%
189011,673-1,575-11.89%
188013,2480.00%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White23,165
American Indian and Alaska Native694
Two or More Races345
Black or African American259
Asian255
Some Other Race130
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lawrence County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lawrence County, South Dakota Median Age

41.4


Total

40.4


Male

42.4


Female

Lawrence County, South Dakota Adults

There are 20,210 adults, (4,450 of which are seniors) in Lawrence County, South Dakota.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

12,506

50.31%

Male

12,353

49.69%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Households and Families

Lawrence County, South Dakota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lawrence County, South Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All65.2%34.8%
Male64.8%35.2%
Female45.4%54.6%
Non Family45.2%54.8%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawrence County, South Dakota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7502.1865.2
Married5,3852.7483.4
Non Family4,1881.345.2
Female7052.6545.4
Male4722.964.8

2.7

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lawrence County, South Dakota Households

Lawrence County, South Dakota Education

Lawrence County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3662.16%
9th to 12th Grade6513.85%
High School Graduate5,27231.16%
Some College3,92023.17%
Associates Degree1,3638.06%
Bachelors Degree3,57121.11%
Graduate Degree1,77610.50%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,05215,1005,099
Hispanic36633772
Native American27827247
Asian146146113
Multiple Races856120
Other Race5343
Black6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.40%.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,926$38,048$25,664
Less Than High School$25,129$33,281$17,380
High School Grad$27,167$38,740$15,722
Some College$29,113$35,452$25,429
Bachelors Degree$31,210$35,436$30,048
Graduate Degree$55,025$50,536$56,975

$30,926

Average Earnings

$38,048

Average Male

$25,664

Average Female

Lawrence County, South Dakota Language

Lawrence County, South Dakota Language by Age

Lawrence County, South Dakota Language

96.07% of Lawrence County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 3.93% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.40% of the population.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty

Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,9212,22110.13%
Native62028345.65%
Hispanic72216122.30%
Multiple31411937.90%
Black22310747.98%
Asian2335824.89%
Other13096.92%

12.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.32%

Male Poverty Rate

13.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, South Dakota is Black, with 47.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, South Dakota is Other, with 6.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.28%.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.71%
High School12.10%
Some College8.49%
Bachelors or Greater2.54%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.00%
Male Unemployed21.05%
Female Employed10.47%
Male Employed8.30%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Income

Lawrence County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,220$61,440
Families$65,000$77,482
Married Families$74,023$
Non Families$27,790$34,886

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marital Status

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by War

2,298

Number of Veterans

2,068

Male Veterans

230

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam863
First Gulf War496
Second Gulf War353
Korea232
World War II131

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64597
35 to 54560
75+499
65 to 74457
18 to 34185

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,23611.73%
Hispanic11721.27%
Indian336.60%
Asian136.02%
Other1210.43%
2 or More42.90%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

4.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, South Dakota Employment Status

Lawrence County, South Dakota Employment by Age

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, South Dakota Employment by Race

Lawrence County, South Dakota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Lawrence County, South Dakota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Spearfish10532115319999.49%
Lead31243010-114-3.65%
Deadwood12721264-8-0.63%
Whitewood93093110.11%
Central City134131-3-2.24%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990