Yankton, South Dakota Population 2022

14,852
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Yankton is a city located in Yankton County South Dakota. Yankton has a 2020 population of 14,852. Yankton is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 2.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,465 in 2010.

The average household income in Yankton is $67,728 with a poverty rate of 12.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $630 per month, and the median house value is $155,000. The median age in Yankton is 41.2 years, 39.5 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Yankton Demographics

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

  • White: 88.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.71%
  • Native American: 3.88%
  • Black or African American: 1.96%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Yankton, South Dakota is 14,852 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,852.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,465.

Yankton, South Dakota Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201022,4360.00%
201122,500640.28%
201222,584840.37%
201322,641570.25%
201422,676350.15%
201522,68260.03%
201622,649-33-0.15%
201722,682330.15%
201822,759770.34%
201922,814550.24%
202022,869550.24%
202122,924550.24%

Yankton Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,94488.54%
Black or African American2871.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native5673.88%
Asian270.18%
Some Other Race1060.73%
Two or More Races6884.71%
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Yankton Population by Race

Yankton Population Pyramid 2022

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Yankton Median Age

41.3


Total

39.6


Male

43.3


Female

Yankton Adults

There are 11,570 adults, (3,040 of whom are seniors) in Yankton.

Yankton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Yankton Sex Ratio

Female

7,312

50.02%

Male

7,307

49.98%

Yankton Population by Age

Yankton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yankton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male90.4%9.6%
Married86.6%13.4%
All64.8%35.2%
Non Family45%55%
Female38%62%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yankton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,3092.1164.8
Married2,7682.8386.6
Male2713.9390.4
Female3762.8838
Non Family2,8941.1545

2.82

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Yankton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3663.63%
9th to 12th Grade5975.92%
High School Graduate2,89328.68%
Some College2,11720.99%
Associates Degree1,17411.64%
Bachelors Degree1,58215.69%
Graduate Degree1,35713.45%
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Yankton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yankton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,9748,4322,821
Asian27196
Native American26616843
Black16914418
Hispanic41813434
Other Race106126
2+ Races38522617

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.44%.

Yankton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,126$41,857$31,315
Less Than 9th Grade$30,867$31,964$26,791
High School Graduate$29,038$33,994$26,452
Some College$33,188$41,825$26,725
Bachelors Degree$46,667$62,333$42,474
Graduate Degree$52,279$70,542$47,917

$37,126

Average Earnings

$41,857

Average Male

$31,315

Average Female

Yankton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yankton Language by Age

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Yankton Language

94.85% of Yankton residents speak only English, while 5.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.69% of the population.

Yankton Language

Yankton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native54941976.32%
Black1682514.88%
Hispanic5807613.10%
Asian2129.52%
White12,0641,1019.13%
Other47NaN%
Multiple612416.70%

12.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.19%

Male Poverty Rate

15.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yankton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yankton is Native, with 76.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yankton is Multiple, with 6.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.10%.

Yankton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.97%
High School10.47%
Some College4.61%
Bachelors or Greater11.95%

Yankton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.56%
Male Unemployed57.69%
Female Employed6.62%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Yankton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yankton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,278$71,964
Families$69,905$92,554
Married Families$81,086-
Non Families$34,770$45,041
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Income by Household Type

Yankton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Yankton Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Yankton Marital Status

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1,422

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War344
First Gulf War309
Vietnam493
Korea133
World War II86

Yankton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34185
35 to 54344
55 to 64121
65 to 74389
75+383

Yankton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,26612.23%
Black176.07%
Native American6116.67%
2+ Races7819.16%

Yankton Veterans by Race

Yankton Veterans by Education

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5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yankton Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Yankton Employment by Age

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Yankton Employment by Race

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Yankton 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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60.48%

Born in Yankton

97.15%

Native Born

2.85%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.15% of Yankton residents were born in the United States, with 60.48% having been born in South Dakota. 1.72% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18803,4310.00%
18903,6702390.68%
19004,1254551.18%
19103,787-338-0.85%
19205,0241,2372.87%
19306,0721,0481.91%
19406,7987261.14%
19507,7099111.27%
19609,2791,5701.87%
197011,9192,6402.54%
198012,011920.08%
199012,7036920.56%
200013,5288250.63%
201014,4659370.67%
201114,493280.19%
201214,528350.24%
201314,541130.09%
201414,5410.00%
201514,538-3-0.02%
201614,54790.06%
201714,529-18-0.12%
201814,6321030.71%
201914,687550.38%
202014,742550.37%
202114,797550.37%
202214,852550.37%

Yankton Population by Year