Whitewood, South Dakota Population 2024

991

Whitewood is a city located in Lawrence County South Dakota. Whitewood has a 2024 population of 991. Whitewood is currently growing at a rate of 3.34% annually and its population has increased by 11.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 887 in 2020.

The average household income in Whitewood is $87,721 with a poverty rate of 8.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Whitewood is 47.2 years, 41.3 years for males, and 53.5 years for females.

Whitewood Demographics

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

  • White: 94.06%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Native American: 1.14%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,554.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
11.72% (104)
The current population of Whitewood, South Dakota is 991 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 887.

Whitewood, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White82394.06%
Two or more races404.57%
Native American101.14%
Other race20.23%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Whitewood Population by Race

Whitewood Population Pyramid 2024

Whitewood Median Age

47.2

Total

41.3

Male

53.5

Female

Whitewood Adults

There are 708 adults, (96 of whom are seniors) in Whitewood.

Whitewood Age Dependency

43

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitewood Sex Ratio

Female44050.29%
Male43549.71%

Whitewood Population by Age

Whitewood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3542.4280.819.2
Married1763.2293.86.3
Non Family1451.2665.534.5
Female273.3374.125.9
Male631000
showing: 5 rows

3.14

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

80.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whitewood 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

Whitewood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whitewood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 26.09%.

Whitewood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,104

Average Earnings

$51,125

Average Male

$32,625

Average Female

Whitewood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whitewood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whitewood Language

98.93% of Whitewood residents speak only English, while 1.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Whitewood Language

Whitewood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White773668.54%
Native10550%
Multiple40512.5%
showing: 3 rows

8.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.37%

Male Poverty Rate

9.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitewood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitewood is Native, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitewood is White, with 8.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.61%.

Whitewood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.76%
Less Than 9th Grade7.79%
Some College6.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.68%
showing: 4 rows

Whitewood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.23%
Male Employed7.51%
Female Employed4.41%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Whitewood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whitewood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whitewood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitewood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whitewood 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.

Whitewood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whitewood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

47

Number of Veterans

47

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Whitewood Veterans by War

count

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Whitewood Veterans by Age

count

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Whitewood Veterans by Race

Whitewood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitewood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.9%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Whitewood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whitewood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whitewood 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

55.66%

Born in Whitewood

99.43%

Native Born

0.57%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.43% of Whitewood residents were born in the United States, with 55.66% having been born in South Dakota. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Whitewood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,151322.86%
20281,119322.94%
20271,087323.03%
20261,055323.13%
20251,023323.23%
2024991323.34%
2023959323.45%
2022927323.58%
202189580.9%
2020887-95-9.67%
2019982101.03%
201897270.73%
2017965151.58%
2016950171.82%
2015933-2-0.21%
2014935-15-1.58%
2013950141.5%
201293640.43%
201193210.11%
2010931
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Whitewood Population by Year