Tea, South Dakota Population 2024

8,220

Tea is a city located in Lincoln County South Dakota. Tea has a 2024 population of 8,220. Tea is currently growing at a rate of 8.6% annually and its population has increased by 44.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,681 in 2020.

The average household income in Tea is $112,599 with a poverty rate of 5.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tea is 30.2 years, 28.7 years for males, and 32.2 years for females.

Tea Demographics

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

  • White: 94.39%
  • Black or African American: 2.38%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Asian: 1.23%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,254.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
44.69% (2,539)
The current population of Tea, South Dakota is 8,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,681.

Tea, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,59094.39%
Black or African American1412.38%
Two or more races1081.82%
Asian731.23%
Native American100.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Tea Population by Race

Tea Population Pyramid 2024

Tea Median Age

30.2

Total

28.7

Male

32.2

Female

Tea Adults

There are 3,915 adults, (355 of whom are seniors) in Tea.

Tea Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

10

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tea Sex Ratio

Female2,88648.73%
Male3,03651.27%

Tea Population by Age

Tea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9892.9870.729.3
Married1,3423.2681.418.6
Non Family3001.564852
Female2732.9148.751.3
Male743.8251.448.6
showing: 5 rows

3.17

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tea 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

Tea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tea 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

Tea Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,682

Average Earnings

$59,856

Average Male

$50,840

Average Female

Tea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tea Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tea Language

99.5% of Tea residents speak only English, while 0.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.31% of the population.

Tea Language

Tea Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,5902013.6%
Black14110675.18%
showing: 2 rows

5.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.45%

Male Poverty Rate

9.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tea is Black, with 75.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tea is White, with 3.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.4%.

Tea Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College7.52%
High School3.34%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Tea Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.7%
Male Employed2.27%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Tea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tea Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tea Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.8%

Male Marriage Rate

68.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Tea Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tea Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tea Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

247

Number of Veterans

200

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

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Tea Veterans by War

count

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Tea Veterans by Age

count

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Tea Veterans by Race

Tea Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tea Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

86.6%

Labor Force Participation

84.4%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Tea Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tea Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tea 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

65.7%

Born in Tea

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Tea residents were born in the United States, with 65.7% 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.

Tea Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,4756516.01%
202810,8246516.4%
202710,1736516.84%
20269,5226517.34%
20258,8716517.92%
20248,2206518.6%
20237,5696519.41%
20226,91865110.39%
20216,26758610.32%
20205,681-371-6.13%
20196,0524137.32%
20185,6391853.39%
20175,4544138.19%
20165,0411873.85%
20154,8543076.75%
20144,5471102.48%
20134,4371212.8%
20124,3162806.94%
20114,0361774.59%
20103,859
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Tea Population by Year