Elk Point, South Dakota Population 2024

2,051

Elk Point is a city located in Union County South Dakota. Elk Point has a 2024 population of 2,051. It is also the county seat of Union County.Elk Point is currently declining at a rate of -1.25% annually and its population has decreased by -4.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,142 in 2020.

The average household income in Elk Point is $78,657 with a poverty rate of 10.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elk Point is 33.8 years, 30 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Elk Point Demographics

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

  • White: 95.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,504.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.25% (-91)
The current population of Elk Point, South Dakota is 2,051 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,142.

Elk Point, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,07395.22%
Two or more races793.63%
Black or African American150.69%
Native American60.28%
Asian40.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Elk Point Population by Race

Elk Point Population Pyramid 2024

Elk Point Median Age

33.8

Total

30

Male

38.4

Female

Elk Point Adults

There are 1,515 adults, (336 of whom are seniors) in Elk Point.

Elk Point Age Dependency

84.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Elk Point Sex Ratio

Female1,05048.23%
Male1,12751.77%

Elk Point Population by Age

Elk Point Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7962.6476.623.4
Married4473.2896.43.6
Non Family2701.0746.353.7
Female694.5463.836.2
Male103.51000
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3.38

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elk Point Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elk Point Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elk Point Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Elk Point Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,864

Average Earnings

$55,958

Average Male

$42,865

Average Female

Elk Point Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elk Point Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elk Point Language

98.3% of Elk Point residents speak only English, while 1.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Elk Point Language

Elk Point Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,97021210.76%
Hispanic681014.71%
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10.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.18%

Male Poverty Rate

14.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elk Point

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elk Point is Hispanic, with 14.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elk Point is White, with 10.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.44%.

Elk Point Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.52%
Some College9.69%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Elk Point Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed10.14%
Female Employed4.04%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Elk Point Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elk Point Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elk Point Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Elk Point Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elk Point 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 20-34.

Elk Point Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elk Point Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

163

Number of Veterans

149

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Elk Point Veterans by War

count

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Elk Point Veterans by Age

count

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Elk Point Veterans by Race

Elk Point Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elk Point Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Elk Point Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Point Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elk Point 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

34.91%

Born in Elk Point

99.82%

Native Born

0.18%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.82% of Elk Point residents were born in the United States, with 34.91% having been born in South Dakota. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Elk Point Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,921-26-1.34%
20281,947-26-1.32%
20271,973-26-1.3%
20261,999-26-1.28%
20252,025-26-1.27%
20242,051-26-1.25%
20232,077-26-1.24%
20222,103-26-1.22%
20212,129-13-0.61%
20202,14226013.82%
20191,882130.7%
20181,86950.27%
20171,864-16-0.85%
20161,88040.21%
20151,876-57-2.95%
20141,933-18-0.92%
20131,951-30-1.51%
20121,98140.2%
20111,97740.2%
20101,973
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Elk Point Population by Year