Leola, South Dakota Population 2024

425

Leola is a city located in McPherson County South Dakota. Leola has a 2024 population of 425. It is also the county seat of McPherson County.Leola is currently declining at a rate of -0.7% annually and its population has decreased by -2.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 434 in 2020.

The average household income in Leola is $83,381 with a poverty rate of 2.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Leola is 45.6 years, 51.6 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Leola Demographics

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

  • White: 98.89%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Two or more races: 0.56%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
572.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.07% (-9)
The current population of Leola, South Dakota is 425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 434.

Leola, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White35598.89%
Native American20.56%
Two or more races20.56%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Leola Population by Race

Leola Population Pyramid 2024

Leola Median Age

45.6

Total

51.6

Male

37.3

Female

Leola Adults

There are 269 adults, (49 of whom are seniors) in Leola.

Leola Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Leola Sex Ratio

Female15142.06%
Male20857.94%

Leola Population by Age

Leola Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1352.676.323.7
Married713.3195.84.2
Non Family45064.435.6
Male133.770100
Female63.671000
showing: 5 rows

3.4

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leola 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

Leola Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leola 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 22%.

Leola Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,906

Average Earnings

$63,958

Average Male

$36,696

Average Female

Leola Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leola Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leola Language

99.4% of Leola residents speak only English, while 0.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.6% of the population.

Leola Language

Leola Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35571.97%
Native22100%
showing: 2 rows

2.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.88%

Male Poverty Rate

1.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leola

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leola is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leola is White, with 1.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 12.5%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.27%.

Leola Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College5.71%
Less Than 9th Grade4.55%
High School1.92%
Bachelors or Greater1.82%
showing: 4 rows

Leola Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Male Employed2.5%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Leola Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leola Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leola Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

65.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Leola Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leola Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Leola Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leola Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Leola Veterans by War

count

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Leola Veterans by Age

count

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Leola Veterans by Race

Leola Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leola Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.9%

Labor Force Participation

71.8%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Leola Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leola Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leola 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

62.67%

Born in Leola

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Leola residents were born in the United States, with 62.67% 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.

Leola Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029410-3-0.73%
2028413-3-0.72%
2027416-3-0.72%
2026419-3-0.71%
2025422-3-0.71%
2024425-3-0.7%
2023428-3-0.7%
2022431-3-0.69%
2021434
202043471.64%
2019427-7-1.61%
201843410.23%
2017433-3-0.69%
2016436
2015436-6-1.36%
2014442-1-0.23%
2013443-5-1.12%
2012448-5-1.1%
2011453-4-0.88%
2010457
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Leola Population by Year