Ward, South Dakota Population 2024

46

Ward is a city located in Lincoln County, Pipestone County, Brookings County, and Moody County South Dakota. Ward has a 2024 population of 46. Ward is currently growing at a rate of 6.98% annually and its population has increased by 35.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34 in 2020.

The average household income in Ward is $65,008 with a poverty rate of 0%. The median age in Ward is 31.5 years: 31.5 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

Ward Demographics

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

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
158.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
35.29% (12)
The current population of Ward, South Dakota is 46 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 34.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White31100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Ward Population by Race

Ward Population Pyramid 2024

Ward Median Age

31.5

Total

31.5

Male

31.5

Female

Ward Adults

There are 25 adults, (4 of whom are seniors) in Ward.

Ward Age Dependency

47.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ward Sex Ratio

Female1858.06%
Male1341.94%

Ward Population by Age

Ward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All132.381000
Married102.81000
Non Family301000
Male0000
Female0000

2.8

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

100.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ward Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade314.29%
Associates Degree314.29%
Bachelors Degree942.86%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate29.52%
Less Than 9th Grade419.05%
Some College00%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ward Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White21149

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 66.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.86%.

Ward Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$23,125$0$20,833
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$0$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$31,250$0$0
Some College$0$0$0

$31,250

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Ward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ward Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ward Language

100% of Ward residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Ward Language

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Ward Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ward Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$81,000$74,920
Households-$65,008
Married Families$81,000$-999,999,999
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ward Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

83.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ward Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ward Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Ward Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ward Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3

Number of Veterans

3

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War3
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Ward Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 343
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Ward Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White312%

Ward Veterans by Race

Ward Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ward Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.1%

Labor Force Participation

74.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Ward Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ward Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ward 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

32.26%

Born in Ward

93.55%

Native Born

6.45%

Foreign Born

6.45%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.55% of Ward residents were born in the United States, with 32.26% having been born in South Dakota. 6.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Ward Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296135.17%
20285835.45%
20275535.77%
20265236.12%
20254936.52%
20244636.98%
202343410.26%
202239514.71%
20213400%
202034-18-34.62%
20195211.96%
20185100%
201751-1-1.92%
20165211.96%
20155124.08%
20144924.26%
201347-1-2.08%
20124800%
201148-2-4%
20105000%

Ward Population by Year