Bennett County, South Dakota Population 2024

3,208

Bennett County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 3,208 with a growth rate of -1.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bennett County, South Dakota is the 45th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 3,451 and has seen a growth of -7.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,888-64-2.17%
20282,952-64-2.12%
20273,016-64-2.08%
20263,080-64-2.04%
20253,144-64-2%
20243,208-64-1.96%
20233,272-64-1.92%
20223,336-64-1.88%
20213,400110.32%
20203,389250.74%
20193,364-118-3.39%
20183,482351.02%
20173,447-11-0.32%
20163,458511.5%
20153,407-33-0.96%
20143,440-27-0.78%
20133,467160.46%
20123,45110.03%
20113,450-1-0.03%
20103,451
19903,2061625.32%
19803,044-44-1.42%
19703,088351.15%
19603,053-343-10.1%
19503,396-587-14.74%
19403,983-607-13.22%
19304,5902,666138.57%
19201,9241,8281904.17%
191096-2,792-96.68%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.96% (-64)
County Seat
2020 Population
3,389
Area
1185 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-5.34% (-181)
Founded
1912

Bennett County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,82253.73%
White1,37340.49%
Two or more races852.51%
Other race601.77%
Asian451.33%
Black or African American60.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bennett County, South Dakota Population by Race

Bennett County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Bennett County, South Dakota Median Age

27

Total

28.9

Male

25.3

Female

Bennett County, South Dakota Adults

There are 2,129 adults, (432 of whom are seniors) in Bennett County, South Dakota.

Bennett County, South Dakota Age Dependency

99.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

74.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bennett County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,79452.9%
Male1,59747.1%

Bennett County, South Dakota Population by Age

Bennett County, South Dakota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0143.360.739.3
Married4403.6273.926.1
Non Family2731.1461.538.5
Female2654.823763
Male364.5866.733.3
showing: 5 rows

4.05

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bennett County, South Dakota 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

Bennett County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bennett County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Bennett County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,231

Average Earnings

$40,417

Average Male

$38,088

Average Female

Bennett County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bennett County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bennett County, South Dakota Language

88.54% of Bennett County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 11.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 10.4% of the population.

Bennett County, South Dakota Language

Bennett County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,80772940.34%
White1,20622418.57%
Hispanic31511636.83%
Multiple853844.71%
showing: 4 rows

29.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.26%

Male Poverty Rate

30.8%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bennett County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bennett County, South Dakota is Multiple, with 44.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bennett County, South Dakota is White, with 18.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.42%.

Bennett County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50%
High School27.33%
Some College20.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%
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Bennett County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed52.94%
Female Employed6.06%
Male Employed4.19%
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Bennett County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bennett County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bennett County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bennett County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bennett County, South Dakota 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 45-54.

Bennett County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bennett County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

139

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Bennett County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Bennett County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

count

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Bennett County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Bennett County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

32.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bennett County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bennett County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bennett County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bennett County, South Dakota 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

72.49%

Born in Bennett County, South Dakota

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

0.94%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Bennett County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 72.49% having been born in South Dakota. 0.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bennett County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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