Meade County, South Dakota Population 2018

Meade County, South Dakota's estimated population is 28,018 with a growth rate of 4.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meade County, South Dakota is the 7th largest county in South Dakota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201728,0181,1784.39%
201626,840-520-1.90%
201627,3605602.09%
201526,800620.23%
201426,7383221.22%
201326,4165802.24%
201225,8363361.32%
201125,500140.05%
201025,4863,60816.49%
199021,8781,1615.60%
198020,7174,09924.67%
197016,6184,57437.98%
196012,0445284.58%
195011,5161,78118.29%
19409,735-1,747-15.22%
193011,4822,11522.58%
19209,367-3,273-25.89%
191012,6407,733157.59%
19004,9072675.75%
18904,6400.00%

Meade County, South Dakota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White24,176
Two or More Races816
American Indian and Alaska Native710
Black or African American486
Some Other Race318
Asian312
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander22

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

Meade 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

Meade County, South Dakota Median Age

36.2


Total

34.3


Male

38.4


Female

Meade County, South Dakota Adults

There are 20,398 adults, (3,650 of which are seniors) in Meade County, South Dakota.

Meade County, South Dakota Age Dependency

60.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Meade County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

12,850

47.88%

Male

13,990

52.12%

Meade County, South Dakota Households and Families

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

Meade County, South Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All72.4%27.6%
Female59.1%40.9%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
Male48%52%

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meade County, South Dakota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,6532.4572.4
Married5,973386.8
Non Family3,2331.2153.5
Female9413.0559.1
Male5062.6848

2.89

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Meade County, South Dakota Households

Meade County, South Dakota Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4952.83%
9th to 12th Grade6623.79%
High School Graduate5,56131.84%
Some College4,33624.83%
Associates Degree2,25712.92%
Bachelors Degree3,12917.92%
Graduate Degree1,0245.86%

Meade County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,93614,9623,768
Hispanic501377164
Native American404365107
Multiple Races28328149
Black21021031
Other Race1751116
Asian15914163
Islander2222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 39.62%.

Meade County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,625$40,297$27,166
Less Than High School$25,904$27,077$9,653
High School Grad$28,529$35,859$21,362
Some College$32,992$40,362$26,466
Bachelors Degree$38,050$50,391$33,386
Graduate Degree$60,750$64,855$51,167

$32,625

Average Earnings

$40,297

Average Male

$27,166

Average Female

Meade County, South Dakota Language

Meade County, South Dakota Language by Age

Meade County, South Dakota Language

96.80% of Meade County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 3.20% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,0681,9208.32%
Multiple78715920.20%
Hispanic1,03615114.58%
Native6589514.44%
Other2886622.92%
Asian301309.97%
Islander2222100.00%

9.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.27%

Male Poverty Rate

10.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meade County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meade County, South Dakota is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meade County, South Dakota is White, with 8.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.45%.

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.38%
High School11.48%
Some College7.21%
Bachelors or Greater5.44%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed25.41%
Male Unemployed21.52%
Female Employed5.54%
Male Employed2.44%

Meade County, South Dakota Income

Meade County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,069$63,418
Families$62,762$73,321
Married Families$70,977$
Non Families$27,646$35,715

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

60.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

Meade County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by War

3,003

Number of Veterans

2,598

Male Veterans

405

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,028
Second Gulf War988
First Gulf War706
Korea241
World War II26

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54748
55 to 64686
18 to 34661
65 to 74472
75+436

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,81815.71%
Hispanic12418.82%
Other7037.23%
Black4620.91%
2 or More4014.39%
Indian193.76%
Asian104.24%

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

4.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Employment Status

Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Age

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Race

Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Meade County, South Dakota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Box Elder 78159348153319.62%
Sturgis662568322073.12%
Summerset1830239256230.71%
Piedmont826860344.12%
Faith41641930.72%
Buffalo Chip000NaN%
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