White River, South Dakota Population 2022

592
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White River is a city located in Mellette County South Dakota. White River has a 2020 population of 592. White River is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 2.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 576 in 2010.

The average household income in White River is $46,266 with a poverty rate of 29.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $671 per month, and the median house value is $28,800. The median age in White River is 33.2 years, 32.4 years for males, and 33.6 years for females.

White River Demographics

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

  • Native American: 51.51%
  • White: 43.98%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Black or African American: 0.45%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of White River, South Dakota is 592 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 592.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 576.

White River, South Dakota Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native34251.51%
White29243.98%
Two or More Races274.07%
Black or African American30.45%
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White River Population by Race

White River Population Pyramid $2022

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White River Median Age

33.2


Total

32.4


Male

33.6


Female

White River Adults

There are 482 adults, (101 of whom are seniors) in White River.

White River Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

White River Sex Ratio

Female

345

51.96%

Male

319

48.04%

White River Population by Age

White River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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White River Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female54.5%45.5%
Non Family70.9%29.1%
All81.2%18.8%
Married91.7%8.3%
Male100%0%

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

White River Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2132.9281.2
Married1093.5391.7
Non Family55070.9
Female333.8854.5
Male163.38100

3.26

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

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White River Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade235.45%
9th to 12th Grade337.82%
High School Graduate19145.26%
Some College9422.27%
Associates Degree296.87%
Bachelors Degree5212.32%
Graduate Degree0.00%
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White River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

White River Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27827052
Native American13693
Hispanic1111
2+ Races83

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 18.71%.

White River Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,959$36,750$40,125
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$35,143$35,893$25,250
Some College$48,333$50,909$34,118
Bachelors Degree$42,159$$42,159
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,959

Average Earnings

$36,750

Average Male

$40,125

Average Female

White River Earnings by Educational Attainment

White River Language by Age

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White River Language

93.45% of White River residents speak only English, while 6.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.63% of the population.

White River Language

White River Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native29512442.03%
White2813913.88%
Multiple9888.89%
Hispanic6834.41%
OtherNaN%

29.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.77%

Male Poverty Rate

28.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in White River

The race most likely to be in poverty in White River is Multiple, with 88.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in White River is Hispanic, with 4.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.00%.

White River Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.38%
Some College27.12%
High School26.11%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

White River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed13.04%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed5.98%

White River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

White River Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,972$46,266
Families$60,000$55,450
Married Families$80,107-
Non Families$10,536$14,569
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Income by Household Type

White River Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

White River Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

White River Marital Status by Race

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White River Marital Status

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19

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12
First Gulf War3
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

White River Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+11
65 to 745
35 to 543
55 to 64
18 to 34

White River Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White113.96%
Native American84.08%

White River Veterans by Race

White River Veterans by Education

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83.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

White River Veterans by Education

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48.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

White River Employment by Age

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White River Employment by Race

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White River 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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87.35%

Born in White River

99.40%

Native Born

0.60%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.40% of White River residents were born in the United States, with 87.35% 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.

White River Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202259261.02%
202158661.03%
202058061.05%
201957461.06%
2018568-8-1.39%
2017576-4-0.69%
2016580111.93%
2015569-13-2.23%
201458240.69%
2013578-3-0.52%
2012581-6-1.02%
2011587111.91%
20105760.00%

White River Population by Year