Letcher, South Dakota Population 2024

161

Letcher is a city located in Sanborn County South Dakota. Letcher has a 2024 population of 161. Letcher is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 5.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 152 in 2020.

The average household income in Letcher is $59,531 with a poverty rate of 10.2%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Letcher is 32.5 years, 26.7 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Letcher Demographics

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

  • White: 85.71%
  • Two or more races: 14.29%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
261.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.92% (9)
The current population of Letcher, South Dakota is 161 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 152.

Letcher, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12685.71%
Two or more races2114.29%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Letcher Population by Race

Letcher Population Pyramid 2024

Letcher Median Age

32.5

Total

26.7

Male

38.5

Female

Letcher Adults

There are 103 adults, (19 of whom are seniors) in Letcher.

Letcher Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Letcher Sex Ratio

Female7148.3%
Male7651.7%

Letcher Population by Age

Letcher Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All652.2681.518.5
Non Family301.286.713.3
Married223.231000
Female133.0838.561.5
Male000
showing: 5 rows

3.17

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

81.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Letcher 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

Letcher Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Letcher Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.79%.

Letcher Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,333

Average Earnings

$44,844

Average Male

$

Average Female

Letcher Earnings by Educational Attainment

Letcher Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Letcher Language

99.28% of Letcher residents speak only English, while 0.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.72% of the population.

Letcher Language

Letcher Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1261511.9%
showing: 1 rows

10.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.26%

Male Poverty Rate

15.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Letcher

The race most likely to be in poverty in Letcher is White, with 11.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Letcher is White, with 11.9% 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 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.67%.

Letcher Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.81%
Some College5.56%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Letcher Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.3%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Letcher Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Letcher Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Letcher Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Letcher Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Letcher Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Letcher Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Letcher Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5

Number of Veterans

5

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Letcher Veterans by War

count

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Letcher Veterans by Age

count

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Letcher Veterans by Race

Letcher Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Letcher Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

84.9%

Labor Force Participation

81.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Letcher Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Letcher Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Letcher 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

80.27%

Born in Letcher

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Letcher residents were born in the United States, with 80.27% 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.

Letcher Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916610.61%
202816510.61%
202716410.61%
202616310.62%
202516210.62%
202416110.63%
202316010.63%
202215910.63%
202115863.95%
2020152-24-13.64%
2019176-4-2.22%
2018180-3-1.64%
201718363.39%
201617710.57%
201517631.73%
201417310.58%
201317210.58%
2012171-2-1.16%
2011173
2010173
showing: 20 rows

Letcher Population by Year