Mellette, South Dakota Population 2024

192

Mellette is a city located in Spink County South Dakota. Mellette has a 2024 population of 192. Mellette is currently declining at a rate of -1.03% annually and its population has decreased by -3.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 198 in 2020.

The average household income in Mellette is $88,303 with a poverty rate of 10.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mellette is 40.8 years, 50.1 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Mellette Demographics

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

  • White: 84.66%
  • Two or more races: 9.66%
  • Native American: 3.41%
  • Other race: 2.27%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
748.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.03% (-6)
The current population of Mellette, South Dakota is 192 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 198.

Mellette, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14984.66%
Two or more races179.66%
Native American63.41%
Other race42.27%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mellette Population by Race

Mellette Population Pyramid 2024

Mellette Median Age

40.8

Total

50.1

Male

39.6

Female

Mellette Adults

There are 123 adults, (37 of whom are seniors) in Mellette.

Mellette Age Dependency

104.7

Age Dependency Ratio

43

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mellette Sex Ratio

Female9151.7%
Male8548.3%

Mellette Population by Age

Mellette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All672.6383.616.4
Married383.131000
Non Family241.1370.829.2
Female46.52575
Male140100
showing: 5 rows

3.23

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

83.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mellette 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

Mellette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mellette 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 21.1%.

Mellette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,500

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$46,250

Average Female

Mellette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mellette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mellette Language

83.83% of Mellette residents speak only English, while 16.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 12.57% of the population.

Mellette Language

Mellette Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White149149.4%
Other44100%
showing: 2 rows

10.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.29%

Male Poverty Rate

5.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mellette

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mellette is White, with 9.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.33%.

Mellette Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.93%
Some College4.08%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Mellette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.7%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Mellette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mellette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mellette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mellette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mellette 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.

Mellette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mellette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

23

Number of Veterans

23

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Mellette Veterans by War

count

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Mellette Veterans by Age

count

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Mellette Veterans by Race

Mellette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mellette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Mellette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mellette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mellette 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

72.16%

Born in Mellette

96.59%

Native Born

3.41%

Foreign Born

3.41%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.59% of Mellette residents were born in the United States, with 72.16% having been born in South Dakota. 3.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mellette Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029182-2-1.09%
2028184-2-1.08%
2027186-2-1.06%
2026188-2-1.05%
2025190-2-1.04%
2024192-2-1.03%
2023194-2-1.02%
2022196-2-1.01%
2021198
2020198-17-7.91%
2019215-3-1.38%
2018218-2-0.91%
201722020.92%
2016218-1-0.46%
2015219-3-1.35%
201422210.45%
2013221-2-0.9%
201222373.24%
201121652.37%
2010211
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Mellette Population by Year