White River, South Dakota Population 2020

567

White River is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 567, it is the 110th largest city in South Dakota and the 12781st largest city in the United States. White River is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -2.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 581 in 2010. White River reached it's highest population of 587 in 2011. Spanning over 1 miles, White River has a population density of 1,089 people per square mile.

The average household income in White River is $42,994 with a poverty rate of 27.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $50,500. The median age in White River is 34.6 years, 39.9 years for males, and 33.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 76.8 males.

White River Demographics

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

  • White: 52.13%
  • Native American: 46.17%
  • Two or more races: 1.70%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of White River, South Dakota is 567, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 573.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 581.

White River, South Dakota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30652.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native27146.17%
Two or More Races101.70%

White River Population Pyramid 2020

White River Median Age

34.6


Total

39.9


Male

33.6


Female

White River Adults

There are 392 adults, (95 of whom are seniors) in White River.

White River Age Dependency

97.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.7

Child Dependency Ratio

White River Sex Ratio

Female

332

56.56%

Male

255

43.44%

White River Households and Families

White River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

White River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married78.2%21.8%
Non Family71.6%28.4%
All71.1%28.9%
Female34.5%65.5%

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1972.7871.1
Married783.7278.2
Non Family74071.6
Female294.4834.5
Male163.38100

3.54

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

White River Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade225.90%
9th to 12th Grade277.24%
High School Graduate14839.68%
Some College11731.37%
Associates Degree133.49%
Bachelors Degree369.65%
Graduate Degree102.68%

White River Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24123446
Native American12587
Hispanic1111
Multiple Races73

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,644$40,750$29,659
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$20,833$$22,083
Some College$33,824$50,833$33,382
Bachelors Degree$36,250$$33,929
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,644

Average Earnings

$40,750

Average Male

$29,659

Average Female

White River Language

White River Language by Age

White River Language

92.22% of White River residents speak only English, while 7.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 5.97% of the population.

White River Poverty

White River Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2968227.70%
Native2235926.46%
Multiple10770.00%
Hispanic6734.48%

27.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.08%

Male Poverty Rate

25.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in White River

The race most likely to be in poverty in White River is Multiple, with 70.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in White River is Hispanic, with 4.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.00%
High School30.00%
Some College24.19%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed26.72%
Male Employed4.35%
Female Unemployed0.00%

White River Income

White River Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,625$42,994
Families$51,042$54,701
Married Families$57,885-
Non Families$15,167$18,339

White River Marital Status

White River Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

White River Married by Age and Sex

White River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

White River Marital Status by Race

White River Veterans

12

Number of Veterans

12

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5
First Gulf War3
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 745
75+4
35 to 543
55 to 64
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Indian85.84%
White41.61%

$White River Veterans by Education

60.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

White River Employment Status

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

White River Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

89.10%

Born in South Dakota

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.49% of White River residents were born in the United States, with 89.10% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020567-3-0.53%
2019570-3-0.52%
2018573-7-1.21%
2017580-3-0.51%
2016583122.10%
2015571-12-2.06%
201458340.69%
2013579-2-0.34%
2012581-6-1.02%
2011587111.91%
20105760.00%