Volga, South Dakota Population 2024

2,477

Volga is a city located in Brookings County South Dakota. Volga has a 2024 population of 2,477. Volga is currently growing at a rate of 4.34% annually and its population has increased by 17.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,111 in 2020.

The average household income in Volga is $75,607 with a poverty rate of 8.8%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Volga is 27.9 years, 27.7 years for males, and 28.4 years for females.

Volga Demographics

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

  • White: 95.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.74%
  • Asian: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Black or African American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,597.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
17.34% (366)
The current population of Volga, South Dakota is 2,477 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,111.

Volga, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,94595.2%
Two or more races562.74%
Asian241.17%
Native American140.69%
Black or African American40.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Volga Population by Race

Volga Population Pyramid 2024

Volga Median Age

27.9

Total

27.7

Male

28.4

Female

Volga Adults

There are 1,536 adults, (267 of whom are seniors) in Volga.

Volga Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Volga Sex Ratio

Female1,06652.18%
Male97747.82%

Volga Population by Age

Volga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8672.365446
Non Family4131.4531.568.5
Married3503.2676.923.1
Female812.8456.843.2
Male233.221000
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Volga 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

Volga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Volga 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 white people with a rate of 38.98%.

Volga Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,016

Average Earnings

$57,355

Average Male

$45,893

Average Female

Volga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Volga Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Volga Language

98.25% of Volga residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Volga Language

Volga Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,9371728.88%
Hispanic37718.92%
Multiple56712.5%
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8.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.71%

Male Poverty Rate

10.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Volga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Volga is Hispanic, with 18.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Volga is White, with 8.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.56%.

Volga Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.44%
Bachelors or Greater16.74%
High School8.85%
Some College1.71%
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Volga Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.77%
Male Employed8.83%
Female Employed2.19%
Female Unemployed
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Volga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Volga Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Volga Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Volga Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Volga 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.

Volga Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Volga Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

81

Number of Veterans

81

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Volga Veterans by War

count

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Volga Veterans by Age

count

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Volga Veterans by Race

Volga Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Volga Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.7%

Labor Force Participation

73.9%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Volga Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Volga Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Volga 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

65.1%

Born in Volga

99.51%

Native Born

0.49%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.51% of Volga residents were born in the United States, with 65.1% having been born in South Dakota. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Volga Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,9921033.57%
20282,8891033.7%
20272,7861033.84%
20262,6831033.99%
20252,5801034.16%
20242,4771034.34%
20232,3741034.54%
20222,2711034.75%
20212,168572.7%
20202,111562.73%
20192,055331.63%
20182,022552.8%
20171,967472.45%
20161,920392.07%
20151,881462.51%
20141,835281.55%
20131,807-3-0.17%
20121,810301.69%
20111,78020.11%
20101,778
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Volga Population by Year