Sturgis, South Dakota Population 2024

7,260

Sturgis is a city located in Meade County South Dakota. Sturgis has a 2024 population of 7,260. It is also the county seat of Meade County.Sturgis is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 2.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,098 in 2020.

The average household income in Sturgis is $64,210 with a poverty rate of 7.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sturgis is 42 years, 38.6 years for males, and 43.6 years for females.

Sturgis Demographics

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

  • White: 93.26%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Black or African American: 1.67%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Asian: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
6.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,214.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.28% (162)
The current population of Sturgis, South Dakota is 7,260 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,098.

Sturgis, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,64193.26%
Two or more races2132.99%
Black or African American1191.67%
Other race580.81%
Asian530.74%
Native American370.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sturgis Population by Race

Sturgis Population Pyramid 2024

Sturgis Median Age

42

Total

38.6

Male

43.6

Female

Sturgis Adults

There are 5,652 adults, (1,362 of whom are seniors) in Sturgis.

Sturgis Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sturgis Sex Ratio

Female3,39247.63%
Male3,72952.37%

Sturgis Population by Age

Sturgis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1382.186436
Non Family1,4371.0552.447.6
Married1,3063.1683.616.4
Female2483.7123.476.6
Male1471.9972.127.9
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3.12

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sturgis 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

Sturgis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sturgis Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Sturgis Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,901

Average Earnings

$44,703

Average Male

$28,609

Average Female

Sturgis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sturgis Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sturgis Language

97.7% of Sturgis residents speak only English, while 2.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Sturgis Language

Sturgis Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,4374406.84%
Black1193226.89%
Multiple2002110.5%
Asian53916.98%
Hispanic10787.48%
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7.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.01%

Male Poverty Rate

10.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sturgis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sturgis is Black, with 26.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sturgis is White, with 6.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 5.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.53%.

Sturgis Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.88%
Bachelors or Greater10.09%
Some College9.33%
High School6.49%
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Sturgis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed53.33%
Female Employed2.35%
Male Employed1.47%
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Sturgis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sturgis Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sturgis Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sturgis Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sturgis 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 45-54.

Sturgis Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sturgis Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

703

Number of Veterans

673

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

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Sturgis Veterans by War

count

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Sturgis Veterans by Age

count

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Sturgis Veterans by Race

Sturgis Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sturgis Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

65%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sturgis Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sturgis Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sturgis 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

49.95%

Born in Sturgis

98.93%

Native Born

1.07%

Foreign Born

0.9%

Non Citizen

0.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.93% of Sturgis residents were born in the United States, with 49.95% having been born in South Dakota. 0.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sturgis Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,485450.6%
20287,440450.61%
20277,395450.61%
20267,350450.62%
20257,305450.62%
20247,260450.62%
20237,215450.63%
20227,170450.63%
20217,125270.38%
20207,0981221.75%
20196,976270.39%
20186,949300.43%
20176,9191742.58%
20166,7451161.75%
20156,629-51-0.76%
20146,68020.03%
20136,678801.21%
20126,598440.67%
20116,554-88-1.32%
20106,6422003.1%
20006,4421,11220.86%
19905,3301462.82%
19805,18464814.29%
19704,536-103-2.22%
19604,6391,16833.65%
19503,47146315.39%
19403,008
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Sturgis Population by Year