Union County, South Dakota Population 2019

Union County, South Dakota's estimated population is 15,029 with a growth rate of 0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Union County, South Dakota is the 13th largest county in South Dakota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201715,029370.25%
201614,9921200.81%
201514,872-117-0.78%
201414,9892281.54%
201314,761-40-0.27%
201214,8011571.07%
201114,6441511.04%
201014,4934,30442.24%
199010,189-749-6.85%
198010,9381,29513.43%
19709,643-554-5.43%
196010,197-595-5.51%
195010,792-883-7.56%
194011,6751951.70%
193011,4803813.43%
192011,0994233.96%
191010,676-477-4.28%
190011,1532,02322.16%
18909,1302,31734.01%
18806,8133,30694.27%
18703,5070.00%

Union County, South Dakota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White14,066
Two or More Races350
Asian154
Some Other Race128
American Indian and Alaska Native126
Black or African American105

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Union County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Union County, South Dakota Median Age

41.1


Total

40


Male

42.8


Female

Union County, South Dakota Adults

There are 11,258 adults, (2,475 of whom are seniors) in Union County, South Dakota.

Union County, South Dakota Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Union County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

7,404

49.59%

Male

7,525

50.41%

Union County, South Dakota Households and Families

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

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Union County, South Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
Male74.8%25.2%
All73.2%26.8%
Female58.6%41.4%
Non Family55.8%44.2%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Union County, South Dakota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2852.3673.2
Married3,5522.9385
Non Family2,1091.1555.8
Female3742.7358.6
Male2503.9274.8

2.88

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Union County, South Dakota Households

Union County, South Dakota Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2592.54%
9th to 12th Grade6226.11%
High School Graduate2,98929.34%
Some College1,94119.05%
Associates Degree1,25612.33%
Bachelors Degree1,96419.28%
Graduate Degree1,15711.36%

Union County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,5988,8462,973
Hispanic2761674
Asian11211289
Other Race8644
Black727247
Multiple Races71718
Native American5939

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 79.46%.

Union County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,349$51,845$33,167
Less Than High School$33,182$34,750$31,250
High School Grad$31,490$40,192$24,167
Some College$40,417$51,160$31,401
Bachelors Degree$55,814$73,466$45,556
Graduate Degree$78,933$95,893$65,547

$43,349

Average Earnings

$51,845

Average Male

$33,167

Average Female

Union County, South Dakota Language

Union County, South Dakota Language by Age

Union County, South Dakota Language

97.41% of Union County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 2.59% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Union County, South Dakota Poverty

Union County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,7328886.47%
Hispanic44114232.20%
Other12810884.38%
Multiple3503911.14%
Native1001111.00%
Asian15442.60%

7.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.07%

Male Poverty Rate

9.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Union County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Dakota is Other, with 84.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Union County, South Dakota is Asian, with 2.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.93%.

Union County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.57%
High School9.35%
Bachelors or Greater3.84%
Some College3.84%

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

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed11.59%
Female Employed4.85%
Male Employed2.44%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Union County, South Dakota Income

Union County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,434$87,634
Families$87,842$106,974
Married Families$94,658$
Non Families$36,653$46,971

Union County, South Dakota Marital Status

Union County, South Dakota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Union County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

Union 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 55To64.

Union County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Union County, South Dakota Veterans

Union County, South Dakota Veterans by War

996

Number of Veterans

952

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam408
Second Gulf War195
First Gulf War165
Korea117
World War II25

Union County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74253
75+230
55 to 64206
35 to 54181
18 to 34126

Union County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9668.99%
Hispanic155.21%
Indian1216.90%
Black1013.89%
Asian86.78%

Union County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

5.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Union County, South Dakota Employment Status

Union County, South Dakota Employment by Age

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Union County, South Dakota Employment by Race

Union County, South Dakota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Union County, South Dakota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
North Sioux City253027312017.94%
Beresford 20061969-37-1.84%
Elk Point19691851-118-5.99%
Alcester807748-59-7.31%
Jefferson547507-40-7.31%
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