Murdo, South Dakota Population 2024

466

Murdo is a city located in Jones County South Dakota. Murdo has a 2024 population of 466. It is also the county seat of Jones County.Murdo is currently growing at a rate of 0.65% annually but its population has decreased by -1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 474 in 2020.

The average household income in Murdo is $73,119 with a poverty rate of 16.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Murdo is 33.8 years, 41.3 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Murdo Demographics

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

  • White: 67.87%
  • Native American: 29.94%
  • Two or more races: 1.88%
  • Other race: 0.31%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
740.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.69% (-8)
The current population of Murdo, South Dakota is 466 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 474.

Murdo, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White43367.87%
Native American19129.94%
Two or more races121.88%
Other race20.31%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Murdo Population by Race

Murdo Population Pyramid 2024

Murdo Median Age

33.8

Total

41.3

Male

33.1

Female

Murdo Adults

There are 448 adults, (133 of whom are seniors) in Murdo.

Murdo Age Dependency

102.5

Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Murdo Sex Ratio

Female35655.8%
Male28244.2%

Murdo Population by Age

Murdo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2592.4669.930.1
Married1172.9485.514.5
Non Family85056.543.5
Female32346.953.1
Male254.527228
showing: 5 rows

3.1

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Murdo 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

Murdo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murdo Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 50%.

Murdo Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,538

Average Earnings

$46,776

Average Male

$29,904

Average Female

Murdo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murdo Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Murdo Language

91.84% of Murdo residents speak only English, while 8.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 7.62% of the population.

Murdo Language

Murdo Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1918946.6%
White433163.7%
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16.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.95%

Male Poverty Rate

8.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murdo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murdo is Native, with 46.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murdo is White, with 3.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.11%.

Murdo Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School15.33%
Some College4.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.13%
Less Than 9th Grade
showing: 4 rows

Murdo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed9.52%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed10%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Murdo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murdo Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Murdo Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Murdo Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Murdo 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.

Murdo Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Murdo Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19

Number of Veterans

19

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Murdo Veterans by War

count

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Murdo Veterans by Age

count

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Murdo Veterans by Race

Murdo Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

Veteran Disability Rate

Murdo Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Murdo Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Murdo Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Murdo 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

73.2%

Born in Murdo

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Murdo residents were born in the United States, with 73.2% 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.

Murdo Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202948130.63%
202847830.63%
202747530.64%
202647230.64%
202546930.64%
202446630.65%
202346330.65%
202246030.66%
2021457-17-3.59%
2020474306.76%
2019444-1-0.22%
201844520.45%
2017443-6-1.34%
201644951.13%
2015444-19-4.1%
2014463-8-1.7%
2013471-11-2.28%
2012482-6-1.23%
2011488-4-0.81%
2010492
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Murdo Population by Year