Bison, South Dakota Population 2024

303

Bison is a city located in Perkins County South Dakota. Bison has a 2024 population of 303. Bison is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 305 in 2020.

The average household income in Bison is $77,797 with a poverty rate of 3.36%. The median age in Bison is 46.9 years: 46.2 years for males, and 47 years for females.

Bison Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bison was:

  • White: 96.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 0.96%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
305.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.66% (-2)
The current population of Bison, South Dakota is 303 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 305.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White40196.16%
Two or more races122.88%
Other race40.96%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bison Population by Race

Bison Population Pyramid 2024

Bison Median Age

46.9

Total

46.2

Male

47

Female

Bison Adults

There are 326 adults, (109 of whom are seniors) in Bison.

Bison Age Dependency

92.2

Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bison Sex Ratio

Female20448.92%
Male21351.08%

Bison Population by Age

Bison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2002.097921
Married1232.4395.94.1
Non Family48064.635.4
Female251.883268
Male45.752575

2.38

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

79.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bison Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade113.4%
Associates Degree319.57%
Bachelors Degree5316.36%
Graduate Degree51.54%
High School Graduate11334.88%
Less Than 9th Grade61.85%
Some College10532.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bison Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White31329658
2+ Races770
Other Race440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.53%.

Bison Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,643$88,750$53,125
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,375$41,875$16,905
Less Than 9th Grade$40,833$40,833$0
Overall$41,477$53,125$28,594
Some College$40,417$54,375$28,906

$41,477

Average Earnings

$53,125

Average Male

$28,594

Average Female

Bison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bison Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bison Language

100% of Bison residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Bison Language

Bison Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White401143.49%

3.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.76%

Male Poverty Rate

2.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bison is White, with 3.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bison is White, with 3.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.12%.

Bison Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade5.88%
High School4.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%
Some College1.47%

Bison Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed1.74%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed1.85%
Female Unemployed0%

Bison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bison Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$78,750$87,361
Households$66,786$77,797
Married Families$85,804$-999,999,999
Non Families-$44,148

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bison Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.6%

Male Marriage Rate

68.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bison Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bison Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bison Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

18

Number of Veterans

18

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea5
Vietnam4
Second Gulf War3
World War II2
First Gulf War1

Bison Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+9
65 to 746
18 to 342
35 to 541
55 to 640

Bison Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White185.71%

Bison Veterans by Race

Bison Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bison Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Bison Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bison Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bison Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.36%

Born in Bison

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Bison residents were born in the United States, with 44.36% having been born in South Dakota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bison Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930200%
202830200%
2027302-1-0.33%
202630300%
202530300%
2024303-1-0.33%
202330431%
2022301-2-0.66%
2021303-2-0.66%
2020305-15-4.69%
2019320-7-2.14%
2018327-7-2.1%
201733410.3%
2016333-3-0.89%
2015336-3-0.88%
2014339-1-0.29%
201334000%
201234010.29%
201133961.8%
201033300%

Bison Population by Year