Spearfish, South Dakota Population 2022

12,533
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Spearfish is a city located in Lawrence County South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 12,533, it is the 11th largest city in South Dakota and the 3446th largest city in the United States. Spearfish is currently growing at a rate of 1.38% annually and its population has increased by 2.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,193 in 2020. Spanning over 16 miles, Spearfish has a population density of 762 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spearfish is $73,951 with a poverty rate of 12.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Spearfish is 36.1 years, 34.6 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Spearfish Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spearfishwas:

  • White: 92.49%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Native American: 2.27%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Black or African American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Spearfish, South Dakota is 12,533 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,193.

Spearfish, South Dakota Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Spearfish Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Spearfish Population by Race

Spearfish Population Pyramid 2022

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Spearfish Median Age

36.1


Total

35.3


Male

36.9


Female

Spearfish Adults

There are 9,686 adults, (2,529 of whom are seniors) in Spearfish.

Spearfish Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Spearfish Sex Ratio

Female

6,053

51.73%

Male

5,649

48.27%

Spearfish Population by Age

Spearfish Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spearfish Household Types

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Spearfish Households and Families

2.91

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Spearfish Households by Type

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Spearfish Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spearfish Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Spearfish Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,330

Average Earnings

$41,569

Average Male

$33,860

Average Female

Spearfish Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spearfish Language by Age

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Spearfish Language

96.38% of Spearfish residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.47% of the population.

Spearfish Language

Spearfish Poverty by Race

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12.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.20%

Male Poverty Rate

12.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spearfish

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spearfish is Native, with 46.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spearfish is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.65%.

Spearfish Poverty

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Spearfish Poverty Rate by Education

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Spearfish Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spearfish Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Spearfish Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Spearfish Married by Age and Sex

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Spearfish 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 45-54.

Spearfish Marital Status by Race

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Spearfish Marital Status

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921

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Spearfish Veterans by War

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Spearfish Veterans by Age

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Spearfish Veterans by Race

Spearfish Veterans by Education

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5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spearfish Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Spearfish Employment by Age

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Spearfish Employment by Race

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Spearfish Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.34%

Born in Spearfish

97.44%

Native Born

2.56%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

1.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.44% of Spearfish residents were born in the United States, with 54.34% having been born in South Dakota. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Spearfish Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Spearfish Population by Year