Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Population 2024

4,615

Dakota Dunes is a city located in Union County South Dakota. Dakota Dunes has a 2024 population of 4,615. Dakota Dunes is currently growing at a rate of 7.18% annually and its population has increased by 42.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,231 in 2020.

The average household income in Dakota Dunes is $184,206 with a poverty rate of 4.88%. The median age in Dakota Dunes is 41.6 years: 38.5 years for males, and 42.3 years for females.

Dakota Dunes Demographics

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

  • White: 86.21%
  • Two or more races: 6.38%
  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Other race: 1.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,869.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
42.84% (1,384)
The current population of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota is 4,615 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,231.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,44686.21%
Two or more races2556.38%
Asian2085.2%
Other race601.5%
Black or African American280.7%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dakota Dunes Population by Race

Dakota Dunes Population Pyramid 2024

Dakota Dunes Median Age

41.6

Total

38.5

Male

42.3

Female

Dakota Dunes Adults

There are 2,976 adults, (711 of whom are seniors) in Dakota Dunes.

Dakota Dunes Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota Dunes Sex Ratio

Female1,91647.94%
Male2,08152.06%

Dakota Dunes Population by Age

Dakota Dunes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5662.5563.236.8
Married1,1103.0681.618.4
Non Family4121.219.790.3
Male442.361000
Female0000

3

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dakota Dunes Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade140.53%
Associates Degree1515.72%
Bachelors Degree87132.98%
Graduate Degree64824.54%
High School Graduate47317.91%
Less Than 9th Grade260.98%
Some College45817.34%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dakota Dunes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dakota Dunes Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,2802,2661,208
Asian168168168
2+ Races939393
Hispanic838383
Other Race50240
Black282828

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Dakota Dunes Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$86,970$106,905$63,566
Graduate Degree$0$223,815$0
High School Graduate$0$37,850$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$83,347$106,131$58,750
Some College$69,063$67,813$71,364

$83,347

Average Earnings

$106,131

Average Male

$58,750

Average Female

Dakota Dunes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dakota Dunes Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dakota Dunes Language

96.23% of Dakota Dunes residents speak only English, while 3.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.2% of the population.

Dakota Dunes Language

Dakota Dunes Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,3871955.76%

4.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.76%

Male Poverty Rate

5.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota Dunes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota Dunes is White, with 5.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota Dunes is White, with 5.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.84%.

Dakota Dunes Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School9.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.37%
Some College1.97%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Dakota Dunes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Dakota Dunes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dakota Dunes Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$149,773$207,667
Households$127,692$184,206
Married Families$151,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$88,583$106,187

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dakota Dunes Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

72.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.5%

Male Marriage Rate

80.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dakota Dunes Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dakota Dunes 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 45-54.

Dakota Dunes Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dakota Dunes Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

227

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam143
Second Gulf War68
First Gulf War40
Korea0
World War II0

Dakota Dunes Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7498
75+45
18 to 3444
55 to 6440
35 to 540

Dakota Dunes Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2278.64%

Dakota Dunes Veterans by Race

Dakota Dunes Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

29.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

70.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota Dunes Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

0.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dakota Dunes Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dakota Dunes Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dakota Dunes 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

12.13%

Born in Dakota Dunes

95.77%

Native Born

4.23%

Foreign Born

1.5%

Non Citizen

2.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.77% of Dakota Dunes residents were born in the United States, with 12.13% having been born in South Dakota. 1.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dakota Dunes Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,6153097.18%
20234,3063097.73%
20223,9973098.38%
20213,68845714.14%
20203,231752.38%
20193,156892.9%
20183,0671173.97%
20172,9502057.47%
20162,745-225-7.58%
20152,97000%

Dakota Dunes Population by Year