Lead, South Dakota Population 2024

3,107

Lead is a city located in Lawrence County South Dakota. Lead has a 2024 population of 3,107. Lead is currently growing at a rate of 1.54% annually and its population has increased by 4.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,978 in 2020.

The average household income in Lead is $67,830 with a poverty rate of 12.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lead is 45.5 years, 37.4 years for males, and 56.2 years for females.

Lead Demographics

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

  • White: 96.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.04%
  • Native American: 1.34%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,509.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.33% (129)
The current population of Lead, South Dakota is 3,107 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,978.

Lead, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,89296.63%
Two or more races612.04%
Native American401.34%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Lead Population by Race

Lead Population Pyramid 2024

Lead Median Age

45.5

Total

37.4

Male

56.2

Female

Lead Adults

There are 2,513 adults, (803 of whom are seniors) in Lead.

Lead Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

47

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lead Sex Ratio

Female1,64354.89%
Male1,35045.11%

Lead Population by Age

Lead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4512.0672.327.7
Non Family7041.1261.238.8
Married5942.9682.317.7
Male852.7483.516.5
Female683.0485.314.7
showing: 5 rows

2.91

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lead 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

Lead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lead Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.99%.

Lead Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,427

Average Earnings

$50,104

Average Male

$33,023

Average Female

Lead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lead Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lead Language

98.75% of Lead residents speak only English, while 1.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Lead Language

Lead Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,88538313.28%
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12.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.59%

Male Poverty Rate

17.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lead is White, with 13.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lead is White, with 13.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.75%.

Lead Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.63%
Less Than 9th Grade10.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%
Some College3.47%
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Lead Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0.12%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed9.39%
Female Unemployed
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Lead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lead Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lead Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lead Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lead 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 35-44.

Lead Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lead Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

219

Number of Veterans

211

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Lead Veterans by War

count

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Lead Veterans by Age

count

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Lead Veterans by Race

Lead Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lead Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.4%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Lead Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lead Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lead 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

63.82%

Born in Lead

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Lead residents were born in the United States, with 63.82% 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 Europe.

Lead Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,342471.43%
20283,295471.45%
20273,248471.47%
20263,201471.49%
20253,154471.51%
20243,107471.54%
20233,060471.56%
20223,013471.58%
20212,966-12-0.4%
20202,978270.91%
20192,951-26-0.87%
20182,977-35-1.16%
20173,01220.07%
20163,010190.64%
20152,991-41-1.35%
20143,032-72-2.32%
20133,104170.55%
20123,087-18-0.58%
20113,105-25-0.8%
20103,1301033.4%
20003,027-605-16.66%
19903,632-698-16.12%
19804,330-1,090-20.11%
19705,420-791-12.74%
19606,211-211-3.29%
19506,422-1,098-14.6%
19407,5201,78731.17%
19305,73372014.36%
19205,013-3,379-40.26%
19108,3922,18235.14%
19006,2103,629140.6%
18902,581
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Lead Population by Year