Yankton, South Dakota Population 2024

15,650

Yankton is a city located in Yankton County South Dakota. Yankton has a 2024 population of 15,650. It is also the county seat of Yankton County.Yankton is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 1.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,426 in 2020.

The average household income in Yankton is $83,373 with a poverty rate of 8.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Yankton is 39.9 years, 36.7 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Yankton Demographics

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

  • White: 87.13%
  • Two or more races: 7.05%
  • Native American: 2.95%
  • Black or African American: 1.67%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,823.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.45% (224)
The current population of Yankton, South Dakota is 15,650 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,426.

Yankton, South Dakota Population 2024

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Yankton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,43787.13%
Two or more races1,0877.05%
Native American4552.95%
Black or African American2581.67%
Other race1420.92%
Asian420.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Yankton Population by Race

Yankton Population Pyramid 2024

Yankton Median Age

39.9

Total

36.7

Male

43.1

Female

Yankton Adults

There are 12,210 adults, (3,236 of whom are seniors) in Yankton.

Yankton Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Yankton Sex Ratio

Female7,49648.61%
Male7,92551.39%

Yankton Population by Age

Yankton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,6682.1264.635.4
Non Family3,1581.144852
Married2,7052.9184.615.4
Female5673.3146.653.4
Male2383.411000
showing: 5 rows

2.86

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Yankton 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

Yankton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yankton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 47.22%.

Yankton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,913

Average Earnings

$47,477

Average Male

$40,866

Average Female

Yankton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yankton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Yankton Language

94.13% of Yankton residents speak only English, while 5.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Yankton Language

Yankton Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,4658867.11%
Native43424055.3%
Hispanic933838.9%
Asian361336.11%
showing: 4 rows

8.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.68%

Male Poverty Rate

10.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yankton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yankton is Native, with 55.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yankton is White, with 7.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.63%.

Yankton Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.2%
High School11.24%
Bachelors or Greater6.84%
Some College3.9%
showing: 4 rows

Yankton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.97%
Male Unemployed27.08%
Female Employed6.34%
Male Employed3.14%
showing: 4 rows

Yankton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yankton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Yankton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Yankton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Yankton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yankton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Yankton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,048

Number of Veterans

1,015

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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Yankton Veterans by War

count

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Yankton Veterans by Age

count

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Yankton Veterans by Race

Yankton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yankton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Yankton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Yankton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Yankton 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

59.17%

Born in Yankton

96.36%

Native Born

3.64%

Foreign Born

3.03%

Non Citizen

0.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.36% of Yankton residents were born in the United States, with 59.17% having been born in South Dakota. 3.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yankton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,940580.37%
202815,882580.37%
202715,824580.37%
202615,766580.37%
202515,708580.37%
202415,650580.37%
202315,592580.37%
202215,534580.37%
202115,476500.32%
202015,4267264.94%
201914,700410.28%
201814,6591240.85%
201714,535-15-0.1%
201614,550-1-0.01%
201514,551-5-0.03%
201414,55630.02%
201314,553140.1%
201214,539380.26%
201114,501310.21%
201014,4709426.96%
200013,5288256.49%
199012,7036925.76%
198012,011920.77%
197011,9192,64028.45%
19609,2791,57020.37%
19507,70991113.4%
19406,79872611.96%
19306,0721,04820.86%
19205,0241,23732.66%
19103,787-338-8.19%
19004,12545512.4%
18903,6702396.97%
18803,431
showing: 33 rows

Yankton Population by Year