Davison County, South Dakota Population 2024

20,067

Davison County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 20,067 with a growth rate of 0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Davison County, South Dakota is the 10th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 19,484 and has seen a growth of 2.99% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,302470.23%
202820,255470.23%
202720,208470.23%
202620,161470.23%
202520,114470.23%
202420,067470.23%
202320,020470.24%
202219,973470.24%
202119,926-36-0.18%
202019,962970.49%
201919,865180.09%
201819,847-46-0.23%
201719,893-141-0.7%
201620,0341120.56%
201519,922-52-0.26%
201419,974240.12%
201319,950-8-0.04%
201219,9582351.19%
201119,7232391.23%
201019,484
199017,503-317-1.78%
198017,8205012.89%
197017,3196383.82%
196016,6811590.96%
195016,5221,1867.73%
194015,336-1,485-8.83%
193016,8212,68218.97%
192014,1392,51421.63%
191011,6254,14255.35%
19007,4832,03437.33%
18905,4494,193333.84%
18801,256-19,046-93.81%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.23% (47)
County Website
Davison County
County Seat
2010 Population
19,484
Area
436 mi²
Density
46 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.99% (583)
Founded
1874

Davison County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,18991.1%
Native American6703.36%
Two or more races4822.41%
Other race3471.74%
Asian1790.9%
Black or African American990.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Davison County, South Dakota Population by Race

Davison County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Davison County, South Dakota Median Age

39.7

Total

38.8

Male

40.5

Female

Davison County, South Dakota Adults

There are 15,288 adults, (3,989 of whom are seniors) in Davison County, South Dakota.

Davison County, South Dakota Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Davison County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female10,07250.45%
Male9,89449.55%

Davison County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,4482.2662.837.2
Married3,7863.0282.217.8
Non Family3,6941.1541.758.3
Female6783.5258.341.7
Male2903.4788.311.7
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Davison 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

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

Davison 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 white people with a rate of 91.37%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 52.05%.

Davison County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,650

Average Earnings

$46,361

Average Male

$34,459

Average Female

Davison County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Davison County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Davison County, South Dakota Language

96.53% of Davison County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 3.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.3% of the population.

Davison County, South Dakota Language

Davison County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,3172,18212.6%
Native61350281.89%
Hispanic76227435.96%
Multiple4117919.22%
Other2597428.57%
Black924346.74%
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15.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.15%

Male Poverty Rate

15.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Davison County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Davison County, South Dakota is Native, with 81.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Davison County, South Dakota is White, with 12.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.01%.

Davison County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.52%
High School12.4%
Some College11.84%
Bachelors or Greater1.63%
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Davison County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed67.38%
Female Employed12.67%
Male Employed7.22%
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Davison County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Davison County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Davison County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Davison County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Davison County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Davison County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Davison County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,227

Number of Veterans

1,105

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

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Davison County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Davison County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Davison County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Davison County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Davison County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Davison County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Davison County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Davison 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

74.35%

Born in Davison County, South Dakota

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

1.2%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of Davison County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 74.35% having been born in South Dakota. 1.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Davison County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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