Wagner, South Dakota Population 2024

1,420

Wagner is a city located in Charles Mix County South Dakota. Wagner has a 2024 population of 1,420. Wagner is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -4.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,483 in 2020.

The average household income in Wagner is $67,260 with a poverty rate of 11.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wagner is 36.3 years, 31.9 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Wagner Demographics

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

  • White: 50.22%
  • Native American: 38%
  • Two or more races: 9.56%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
751.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.25% (-63)
The current population of Wagner, South Dakota is 1,420 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,483.

Wagner, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White81450.22%
Native American61638%
Two or more races1559.56%
Asian171.05%
Other race100.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.31%
Black or African American40.25%
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Wagner Population by Race

Wagner Population Pyramid 2024

Wagner Median Age

36.3

Total

31.9

Male

41.2

Female

Wagner Adults

There are 1,140 adults, (375 of whom are seniors) in Wagner.

Wagner Age Dependency

111.9

Age Dependency Ratio

49

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wagner Sex Ratio

Female92657.13%
Male69542.87%

Wagner Population by Age

Wagner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4943.0460.539.5
Non Family2141.240.759.3
Married2043.9584.815.2
Female595.8652.547.5
Male175.6547.152.9
showing: 5 rows

4.41

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wagner 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

Wagner Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wagner 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 black people with a rate of 100%.

Wagner Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,614

Average Earnings

$37,404

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

Wagner Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wagner Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wagner Language

91.35% of Wagner residents speak only English, while 8.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Wagner Language

Wagner Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native59210617.91%
White702344.84%
Hispanic1822111.54%
Multiple1551912.26%
Islander55100%
Black44100%
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11.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.9%

Male Poverty Rate

12.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wagner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wagner is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wagner is White, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.35%.

Wagner Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.15%
High School14.99%
Some College13.17%
Bachelors or Greater2%
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Wagner Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Unemployed19.35%
Female Employed7.69%
Male Employed3.21%
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Wagner Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wagner Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wagner Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wagner Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wagner 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.

Wagner Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wagner Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

85

Number of Veterans

78

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Wagner Veterans by War

count

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Wagner Veterans by Age

count

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Wagner Veterans by Race

Wagner Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wagner Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Wagner Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wagner Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wagner 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

80.81%

Born in Wagner

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

1.23%

Non Citizen

0.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.27% of Wagner residents were born in the United States, with 80.81% having been born in South Dakota. 1.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wagner Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,380-8-0.58%
20281,388-8-0.57%
20271,396-8-0.57%
20261,404-8-0.57%
20251,412-8-0.56%
20241,420-8-0.56%
20231,428-8-0.56%
20221,436-8-0.55%
20211,444-39-2.63%
20201,483-64-4.14%
20191,547-8-0.51%
20181,555-25-1.58%
20171,580-2-0.13%
20161,582-4-0.25%
20151,586161.02%
20141,57030.19%
20131,567-4-0.25%
20121,571-2-0.13%
20111,57310.06%
20101,572
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Wagner Population by Year