Mellette, South Dakota Population 2020

221

Mellette is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 221, it is the 173rd largest city in South Dakota and the 16366th largest city in the United States. Mellette is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 5.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 210 in 2010. Mellette reached it's highest population of 223 in 2012. Spanning over 0 miles, Mellette has a population density of 862 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mellette is $68,468 with a poverty rate of 5.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $740 per month, and the median house value is $80,000. The median age in Mellette is 39.2 years, 40.9 years for males, and 32.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males.

Mellette Demographics

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

  • White: 95.21%
  • Native American: 2.66%
  • Two or more races: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Mellette, South Dakota is 221, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 217.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 210.

Mellette, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17995.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native52.66%
Two or More Races42.13%

Mellette Population Pyramid 2020

Mellette Median Age

39.2


Total

40.9


Male

32.9


Female

Mellette Adults

There are 148 adults, (31 of whom are seniors) in Mellette.

Mellette Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mellette Sex Ratio

Female

100

53.19%

Male

88

46.81%

Mellette Households and Families

Mellette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mellette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married87.2%12.8%
Non Family84.2%15.8%
All82.1%17.9%
Female66.7%33.3%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All782.4182.1
Married392.4687.2
Non Family191.0584.2
Female183.6166.7
Male23.5100

2.68

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mellette Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10.78%
9th to 12th Grade10.78%
High School Graduate4232.56%
Some College5341.09%
Associates Degree118.53%
Bachelors Degree1914.73%
Graduate Degree21.55%

Mellette Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12212021
Native American55
Multiple Races22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.21%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,250$46,250$27,361
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$30,625$31,667$27,143
Some College$43,125$51,875$
Bachelors Degree$45,750$46,000$
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,250

Average Earnings

$46,250

Average Male

$27,361

Average Female

Mellette Language

Mellette Language by Age

Mellette Language

95.51% of Mellette residents speak only English, while 4.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.93% of the population.

Mellette Poverty

Mellette Poverty by Race

5.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.27%

Male Poverty Rate

8.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mellette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mellette is White, with 5.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mellette is White, with 5.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.69%.

Name Poverty
High School9.52%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Some College0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.55%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

Mellette Income

Mellette Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,000$68,468
Families$61,875$72,946
Married Families$63,250-
Non Families-$45,721

Mellette Marital Status

Mellette Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mellette Married by Age and Sex

Mellette 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.

Mellette Marital Status by Race

Mellette Veterans

17

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War6
First Gulf War4
Korea3
World War II

$Mellette Veterans by Education

11.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mellette Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

12.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mellette Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

81.91%

Born in South Dakota

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.47% of Mellette residents were born in the United States, with 81.91% having been born in South Dakota. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022120.91%
201921920.92%
2018217-1-0.46%
201721820.93%
2016216-1-0.46%
2015217-3-1.36%
2014220-1-0.45%
2013221-2-0.90%
201222373.24%
201121662.86%
20102100.00%