Central Mellette, South Dakota Population 2024

623

Central Mellette is a city located in Jackson County, Jones County, and Mellette County South Dakota. Central Mellette has a 2024 population of 623. Central Mellette is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -3.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 648 in 2020.

The average household income in Central Mellette is $45,484 with a poverty rate of 53.7%. The median age in Central Mellette is 39.5 years: 44.3 years for males, and 33.4 years for females.

Central Mellette Demographics

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

  • Native American: 74.76%
  • White: 24.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
444.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.86% (-25)
The current population of Central Mellette, South Dakota is 623 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 648.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American46574.76%
White15224.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.8%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Native American

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Central Mellette Population by Race

Central Mellette Population Pyramid 2024

Central Mellette Median Age

39.5

Total

44.3

Male

33.4

Female

Central Mellette Adults

There are 431 adults, (129 of whom are seniors) in Central Mellette.

Central Mellette Age Dependency

106

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Mellette Sex Ratio

Female33053.05%
Male29246.95%

Central Mellette Population by Age

Central Mellette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1873.336931
Married873.3885.114.9
Non Family491.1253.146.9
Female385.7455.344.7
Male134.2361.538.5

3.88

Average Family Size

3.33

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Central Mellette Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade369.18%
Associates Degree225.61%
Bachelors Degree4110.46%
Graduate Degree205.1%
High School Graduate17344.13%
Less Than 9th Grade194.85%
Some College8120.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Central Mellette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central Mellette Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American23918417
White14814844
Islander550

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.73%.

Central Mellette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$48,929
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$23,224$20,441$25,438
Some College$25,069$0$25,347

$23,224

Average Earnings

$20,441

Average Male

$25,438

Average Female

Central Mellette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central Mellette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Central Mellette Language

82.43% of Central Mellette residents speak only English, while 17.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 17.57% of the population.

Central Mellette Language

Central Mellette Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native46532369.46%
Hispanic1313100%
White15263.95%
Islander55100%

53.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

53.42%

Male Poverty Rate

53.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central Mellette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central Mellette is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central Mellette is White, with 3.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 17.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.65%.

Central Mellette Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade87.27%
Some College49.51%
High School20.81%
Bachelors or Greater9.84%

Central Mellette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed54.55%
Female Employed25.93%
Male Employed16.67%

Central Mellette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central Mellette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$50,526$51,809
Households$47,875$45,484
Married Families$51,098$-999,999,999
Non Families-$24,351

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Central Mellette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Mellette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Central Mellette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Central Mellette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Central Mellette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

60

Number of Veterans

55

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam32
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Central Mellette Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7424
75+23
35 to 548
55 to 645
18 to 340

Central Mellette Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American3111.15%
White2416.22%
Islander5100%

Central Mellette Veterans by Race

Central Mellette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

31.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Mellette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.5%

Labor Force Participation

36.9%

Employment Rate

18.8%

Unemployment Rate

Central Mellette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Central Mellette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Central Mellette 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

73.95%

Born in Central Mellette

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Central Mellette residents were born in the United States, with 73.95% 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.

Central Mellette Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029588-7-1.18%
2028595-7-1.16%
2027602-7-1.15%
2026609-7-1.14%
2025616-7-1.12%
2024623-7-1.11%
2023630-7-1.1%
2022637-7-1.09%
2021644-4-0.62%
2020648-54-7.69%
2019702101.45%
2018692-10-1.42%
201770200%
2016702182.63%
2015684-15-2.15%
201469971.01%
201369220.29%
2012690-8-1.15%
2011698172.5%
201068100%

Central Mellette Population by Year