Day County, South Dakota Population 2024

5,567

Day County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 5,567 with a growth rate of 0.8% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Day County, South Dakota is the 30th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 5,710 and has seen a growth of -2.5% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,787440.77%
20285,743440.77%
20275,699440.78%
20265,655440.78%
20255,611440.79%
20245,567440.8%
20235,523440.8%
20225,479440.81%
20215,435-7-0.13%
20205,442280.52%
20195,414-73-1.33%
20185,487-11-0.2%
20175,498-17-0.31%
20165,515110.2%
20155,504-6-0.11%
20145,510-73-1.31%
20135,583-17-0.3%
20125,600-143-2.49%
20115,743330.58%
20105,710
19906,978-1,155-14.2%
19808,133-580-6.66%
19708,713-1,803-17.15%
196010,516-1,778-14.46%
195012,294-1,271-9.37%
194013,565-1,041-7.13%
193014,606-588-3.87%
192015,1948225.72%
191014,3722,11817.28%
190012,2543,08633.66%
18909,1688,9373868.83%
1880231-5,556-96.01%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.8% (44)
County Website
Day County
County Seat
2010 Population
5,710
Area
1028 mi²
Density
5 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.5% (-143)
Founded
1880

Day County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,73386.29%
Native American5429.88%
Two or more races1582.88%
Other race410.75%
Black or African American70.13%
Asian40.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Day County, South Dakota Population by Race

Day County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Day County, South Dakota Median Age

47.2

Total

45.3

Male

48.4

Female

Day County, South Dakota Adults

There are 4,255 adults, (1,430 of whom are seniors) in Day County, South Dakota.

Day County, South Dakota Age Dependency

94.2

Age Dependency Ratio

50.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Day County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female2,66448.57%
Male2,82151.43%

Day County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3482.2874.825.2
Married1,0612.990.29.8
Non Family9541.1361.338.7
Female1723.6342.457.6
Male1613.6588.211.8
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Day 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

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

Day 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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25%.

Day County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,318

Average Earnings

$46,745

Average Male

$28,845

Average Female

Day County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Day County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Day County, South Dakota Language

97.99% of Day County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 2.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.7% of the population.

Day County, South Dakota Language

Day County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5964399.55%
Native50127554.89%
Hispanic1356245.93%
Multiple1582817.72%
showing: 4 rows

14.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.33%

Male Poverty Rate

17.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Day County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Day County, South Dakota is Native, with 54.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Day County, South Dakota is White, with 9.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.2%.

Day County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.35%
High School19.04%
Some College6.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.56%
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Day County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed30.56%
Male Employed7.59%
Female Employed6.24%
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Day County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Day County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Day County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Day County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Day County, South Dakota 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 55-64.

Day County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Day County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

437

Number of Veterans

431

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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Day County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Day County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

count

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Day County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Day County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Day County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Day County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Day County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Day 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

77.63%

Born in Day County, South Dakota

99.23%

Native Born

0.77%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.23% of Day County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 77.63% having been born in South Dakota. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Day County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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