Mission, South Dakota Population 2024

1,126

Mission is a city located in Todd County South Dakota. Mission has a 2024 population of 1,126. Mission is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -2.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,153 in 2020.

The average household income in Mission is $43,367 with a poverty rate of 48.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mission is 22.1 years, 20.9 years for males, and 23.4 years for females.

Mission Demographics

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

  • Native American: 76.91%
  • White: 14.41%
  • Two or more races: 6.37%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,918.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.34% (-27)
The current population of Mission, South Dakota is 1,126 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,153.

Mission, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American96676.91%
White18114.41%
Two or more races806.37%
Other race181.43%
Asian110.88%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mission Population by Race

Mission Population Pyramid 2024

Mission Median Age

22.1

Total

20.9

Male

23.4

Female

Mission Adults

There are 721 adults, (81 of whom are seniors) in Mission.

Mission Age Dependency

96.3

Age Dependency Ratio

12.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

83.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mission Sex Ratio

Female66152.63%
Male59547.37%

Mission Population by Age

Mission Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3753.314852
Female1434.4425.974.1
Non Family1181.2362.737.3
Married813.696337
Male334.9154.545.5
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4.08

Average Family Size

3.31

Average Household Size

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mission 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

Mission Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mission Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 14.03%.

Mission Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,722

Average Earnings

$38,583

Average Male

$30,795

Average Female

Mission Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mission Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mission Language

84.07% of Mission residents speak only English, while 15.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 11.71% of the population.

Mission Language

Mission Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native95758761.34%
Hispanic371951.35%
Multiple801417.5%
White18142.21%
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48.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.16%

Male Poverty Rate

57.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mission

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mission is Native, with 61.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mission is White, with 2.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 49.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.44%.

Mission Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.05%
High School39.29%
Some College22.63%
Bachelors or Greater14.08%
showing: 4 rows

Mission Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed83.33%
Male Unemployed46.88%
Female Employed16.96%
Male Employed7.18%
showing: 4 rows

Mission Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mission Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mission Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.2%

Male Marriage Rate

20.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mission Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mission Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mission Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mission Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

41

Number of Veterans

38

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Mission Veterans by War

count

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Mission Veterans by Age

count

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Mission Veterans by Race

Mission Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mission Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

17.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mission Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mission Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mission 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

75.4%

Born in Mission

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Mission residents were born in the United States, with 75.4% 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 Asia.

Mission Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,081-9-0.83%
20281,090-9-0.82%
20271,099-9-0.81%
20261,108-9-0.81%
20251,117-9-0.8%
20241,126-9-0.79%
20231,135-9-0.79%
20221,144-9-0.78%
20211,153
20201,153-115-9.07%
20191,268-6-0.47%
20181,274
20171,274151.19%
20161,259262.11%
20151,233100.82%
20141,223-4-0.33%
20131,22780.66%
20121,21980.66%
20111,211262.19%
20101,185
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Mission Population by Year