Yankton, South Dakota Population 2020

14,676

Yankton is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 14,676, it is the 7th largest city in South Dakota and the 2338th largest city in the United States. Yankton is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 1.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,454 in 2010. Yankton reached it's highest population of 14,700 in 2018. Spanning over 9 miles, Yankton has a population density of 1,710 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yankton is $68,888 with a poverty rate of 15.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $591 per month, and the median house value is $140,500. The median age in Yankton is 40.5 years, 38.5 years for males, and 43.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.7 males.

Yankton Demographics

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

  • White: 90.23%
  • Native American: 3.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Black or African American: 2.26%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
The current population of Yankton, South Dakota is 14,676, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,700.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,454.

Yankton, South Dakota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202023,2091700.73%
201923,0391700.74%
201822,8691700.74%
201722,699420.19%
201622,657-27-0.12%
201522,68490.04%
201422,675350.15%
201322,640590.26%
201222,581840.37%
201122,497620.28%
201022,4350.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,15390.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native5573.82%
Two or More Races3822.62%
Black or African American3302.26%
Some Other Race1010.69%
Asian390.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.10%

Yankton Population Pyramid 2020

Yankton Median Age

40.5


Total

38.5


Male

43.9


Female

Yankton Adults

There are 11,489 adults, (2,721 of whom are seniors) in Yankton.

Yankton Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Yankton Sex Ratio

Female

7,085

48.60%

Male

7,492

51.40%

Yankton Households and Families

Yankton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Yankton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
Male59.6%40.4%
All58%42%
Non Family37.3%62.7%
Female34.4%65.6%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2382.1258
Married2,7302.7483.2
Non Family2,6321.1837.3
Female6312.7634.4
Male2453.6259.6

2.77

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yankton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3012.99%
9th to 12th Grade6556.51%
High School Graduate3,12731.10%
Some College1,90218.92%
Associates Degree8838.78%
Bachelors Degree1,96219.51%
Graduate Degree1,22512.18%

Yankton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,0318,2933,050
Hispanic35125788
Black27225322
Native American21913515
Multiple Races17515717
Other Race101435
Asian39295
Islander1515

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,984$35,446$29,814
Less Than High School$28,527$30,435$26,875
High School Grad$25,992$25,950$26,002
Some College$30,167$31,951$24,786
Bachelors Degree$42,119$49,330$40,960
Graduate Degree$53,958$68,173$47,222

$31,984

Average Earnings

$35,446

Average Male

$29,814

Average Female

Yankton Language

Yankton Language by Age

Yankton Language

95.20% of Yankton residents speak only English, while 4.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Yankton Poverty

Yankton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1631,31310.80%
Native51137873.97%
Hispanic43015936.98%
Multiple33713138.87%
Black1657847.27%
Other534381.13%
Asian341029.41%

15.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.35%

Male Poverty Rate

17.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yankton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yankton is Other, with 81.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yankton is White, with 10.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.40%
High School12.50%
Some College7.37%
Bachelors or Greater7.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed15.91%
Male Employed11.75%
Female Employed9.57%

Yankton Income

Yankton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,965$68,888
Families$62,188$81,296
Married Families$73,616-
Non Families$31,409$50,927

Yankton Marital Status

Yankton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Yankton Married by Age and Sex

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

Yankton Veterans

1,166

Number of Veterans

1,089

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam441
First Gulf War187
Korea173
Second Gulf War136
World War II75
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,05410.13%
2 or More8036.87%
Indian328.16%
Hispanic71.78%

$Yankton Veterans by Education

5.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yankton Employment Status

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Yankton 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

65.65%

Born in South Dakota

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.83% of Yankton residents were born in the United States, with 65.65% having been born in South Dakota. 0.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,676-12-0.08%
201914,688-12-0.08%
201814,7001621.11%
201714,538-12-0.08%
201614,550140.10%
201514,536-4-0.03%
201414,54030.02%
201314,537120.08%
201214,525340.23%
201114,491260.18%
201014,4659370.67%
200013,5288250.63%
199012,7036920.56%
198012,011920.08%
197011,9192,6402.54%
19609,2791,5701.87%
19507,7099111.27%
19406,7987261.14%
19306,0721,0481.91%
19205,0241,2372.87%
19103,787-338-0.85%
19004,1254551.18%
18903,6702390.68%
18803,4310.00%