McLaughlin, South Dakota Population 2024

549

McLaughlin is a city located in Corson County South Dakota. McLaughlin has a 2024 population of 549. McLaughlin is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -2.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 564 in 2020.

The average household income in McLaughlin is $77,301 with a poverty rate of 17.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in McLaughlin is 30.1 years, 37.5 years for males, and 27.8 years for females.

McLaughlin Demographics

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

  • Native American: 66.78%
  • White: 32.57%
  • Black or African American: 0.65%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
  • Two or more races:
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,358.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.66% (-15)
The current population of McLaughlin, South Dakota is 549 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 564.

McLaughlin, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American41066.78%
White20032.57%
Black or African American40.65%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
Two or more races
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

McLaughlin Population by Race

McLaughlin Population Pyramid 2024

McLaughlin Median Age

30.1

Total

37.5

Male

27.8

Female

McLaughlin Adults

There are 423 adults, (60 of whom are seniors) in McLaughlin.

McLaughlin Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Child Dependency Ratio

McLaughlin Sex Ratio

Female34956.84%
Male26543.16%

McLaughlin Population by Age

McLaughlin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1763.4967.632.4
Married723.7573.626.4
Female473.9468.131.9
Non Family471.2357.442.6
Male1010.17030
showing: 5 rows

4.12

Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

67.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McLaughlin 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

McLaughlin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McLaughlin 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 white people with a rate of 27.52%.

McLaughlin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,429

Average Earnings

$34,107

Average Male

$48,125

Average Female

McLaughlin Earnings by Educational Attainment

McLaughlin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McLaughlin Language

87.64% of McLaughlin residents speak only English, while 12.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 10.73% of the population.

McLaughlin Language

McLaughlin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native4108119.76%
White2002914.5%
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17.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.6%

Male Poverty Rate

18.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McLaughlin

The race most likely to be in poverty in McLaughlin is Native, with 19.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McLaughlin is White, with 14.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.57%.

McLaughlin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College13.89%
High School6.19%
Less Than 9th Grade5.41%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%
showing: 4 rows

McLaughlin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.46%
Male Unemployed38.24%
Male Employed8.33%
Female Employed6.52%
showing: 4 rows

McLaughlin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McLaughlin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McLaughlin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.4%

Female Marriage Rate

McLaughlin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McLaughlin 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.

McLaughlin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McLaughlin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

35

Number of Veterans

33

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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McLaughlin Veterans by War

count

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McLaughlin Veterans by Age

count

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McLaughlin Veterans by Race

McLaughlin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

40%

Veteran Disability Rate

McLaughlin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

16%

Unemployment Rate

McLaughlin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McLaughlin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McLaughlin 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

40.23%

Born in McLaughlin

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of McLaughlin residents were born in the United States, with 40.23% having been born in South Dakota. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

McLaughlin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029534-3-0.56%
2028537-3-0.56%
2027540-3-0.55%
2026543-3-0.55%
2025546-3-0.55%
2024549-3-0.54%
2023552-3-0.54%
2022555-3-0.54%
2021558-6-1.06%
2020564-86-13.23%
2019650-9-1.37%
2018659-10-1.49%
2017669142.14%
2016655-12-1.8%
2015667-3-0.45%
2014670-6-0.89%
2013676213.21%
201265550.77%
2011650-6-0.91%
2010656
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McLaughlin Population by Year