Waubay, South Dakota Population 2022

536
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Waubay is a city located in Day County South Dakota. Waubay has a 2020 population of 536. Waubay is currently declining at a rate of -1.47% annually and its population has decreased by -6.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 576 in 2010.

The average household income in Waubay is $51,793 with a poverty rate of 13.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $447 per month, and the median house value is $71,800. The median age in Waubay is 50.6 years, 43.5 years for males, and 53.1 years for females.

Waubay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Waubaywas:

  • White: 60.23%
  • Native American: 28.76%
  • Two or more races: 11.00%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Waubay, South Dakota is 536 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 536.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 576.

Waubay, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31260.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native14928.76%
Two or More Races5711.00%
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Waubay Population by Race

Waubay Population Pyramid $2022

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Waubay Median Age

50.6


Total

43.5


Male

53.1


Female

Waubay Adults

There are 380 adults, (164 of whom are seniors) in Waubay.

Waubay Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

75.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Waubay Sex Ratio

Female

297

57.34%

Male

221

42.66%

Waubay Population by Age

Waubay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Waubay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male0%0%
Female42.4%57.6%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
All73.1%26.9%
Married97.4%2.6%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Waubay Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2532.0573.1
Married1152.3897.4
Non Family721.1362.5
Female662.4742.4
Male00

2.41

Average Family Size

2.05

Average Household Size

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Waubay Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade297.73%
High School Graduate16042.67%
Some College5113.60%
Associates Degree4612.27%
Bachelors Degree6116.27%
Graduate Degree287.47%
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Waubay Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waubay Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26025089
Native American7059
2+ Races4537

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.23%.

Waubay Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,125$21,250$26,563
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$28,125$36,667$26,917
Some College$17,788$$18,750
Bachelors Degree$41,875$$56,250
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,125

Average Earnings

$21,250

Average Male

$26,563

Average Female

Waubay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waubay Language by Age

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Waubay Language

99.21% of Waubay residents speak only English, while 0.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Waubay Language

Waubay Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1495838.93%
White312113.53%
OtherNaN%

13.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.88%

Male Poverty Rate

18.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waubay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waubay is Native, with 38.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waubay is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.05%.

Waubay Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College21.65%
High School4.38%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Waubay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed19.58%
Male Employed5.75%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Waubay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waubay Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,813$51,793
Families$46,094$59,037
Married Families$65,625-
Non Families$28,333$33,583
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Income by Household Type

Waubay Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.1%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Waubay Married by Age and Sex

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Waubay 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.

Waubay Marital Status by Race

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Waubay Marital Status

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54

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
First Gulf War12
Second Gulf War2
World War II
Korea

Waubay Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7430
55 to 6414
75+8
18 to 342
35 to 54

Waubay Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4517.31%
2+ Races920.00%

Waubay Veterans by Race

Waubay Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waubay Veterans by Education

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53.7%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

1.3%

Unemployment Rate

Waubay Employment by Age

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Waubay Employment by Race

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Waubay Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.29%

Born in Waubay

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Waubay residents were born in the United States, with 86.29% having been born in South Dakota. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Waubay Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2022536-8-1.47%
2021544-8-1.45%
2020552-8-1.43%
2019560-8-1.41%
201856840.71%
2017564-3-0.53%
201656761.07%
2015561-2-0.36%
2014563-7-1.23%
201357071.24%
2012563-13-2.26%
20115760.00%
20105760.00%

Waubay Population by Year