Douglas County, South Dakota Population 2024

2,710

Douglas County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 2,710 with a growth rate of -1.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Douglas County, South Dakota is the 50th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 2,991 and has seen a growth of -9.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,545-33-1.28%
20282,578-33-1.26%
20272,611-33-1.25%
20262,644-33-1.23%
20252,677-33-1.22%
20242,710-33-1.2%
20232,743-33-1.19%
20222,776-33-1.17%
20212,809-20-0.71%
20202,829-82-2.82%
20192,911-8-0.27%
20182,91950.17%
20172,91430.1%
20162,911-36-1.22%
20152,947230.79%
20142,924-45-1.52%
20132,969250.85%
20122,944-26-0.88%
20112,970-21-0.7%
20102,991
19903,746-435-10.4%
19804,181-388-8.49%
19704,569-544-10.64%
19605,113-523-9.28%
19505,636-712-11.22%
19406,348-888-12.27%
19307,2362433.47%
19206,9935939.27%
19106,4001,38827.69%
19005,0124128.96%
18904,6004,59476566.67%
18806-2,539-99.76%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.2% (-33)
County Seat
2010 Population
2,991
Area
432 mi²
Density
6 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-9.39% (-281)
Founded
1882

Douglas County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,65393.98%
Two or more races561.98%
Black or African American471.66%
Native American421.49%
Other race250.89%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Douglas County, South Dakota Population by Race

Douglas County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Douglas County, South Dakota Median Age

41.6

Total

40.3

Male

43.8

Female

Douglas County, South Dakota Adults

There are 2,083 adults, (666 of whom are seniors) in Douglas County, South Dakota.

Douglas County, South Dakota Age Dependency

99.2

Age Dependency Ratio

47

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Douglas County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,42650.51%
Male1,39749.49%

Douglas County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0772.577.422.6
Married7063.1282.917.1
Non Family3061.0666.333.7
Male422.3371.428.6
Female233.2269.630.4
showing: 5 rows

3.05

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Douglas 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

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

Douglas 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 other race people with a rate of 61.9%.

Douglas County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,982

Average Earnings

$57,683

Average Male

$35,231

Average Female

Douglas County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Douglas County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Douglas County, South Dakota Language

97.65% of Douglas County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 2.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.77% of the population.

Douglas County, South Dakota Language

Douglas County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,53633213.09%
Black4747100%
Multiple561425%
Hispanic59813.56%
Native3512.86%
showing: 5 rows

14.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.65%

Male Poverty Rate

14.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Douglas County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Douglas County, South Dakota is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Douglas County, South Dakota is Native, with 2.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.77%.

Douglas County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.36%
Some College11.09%
High School9.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%
showing: 4 rows

Douglas County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80%
Female Employed12.89%
Male Employed5.81%
Male Unemployed
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Douglas County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Douglas County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Douglas County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.6%

Male Marriage Rate

64.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Douglas County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Douglas 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 55-64.

Douglas County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Douglas County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

158

Number of Veterans

142

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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Douglas County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Douglas County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

count

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Douglas County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Douglas County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Douglas County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

0.6%

Unemployment Rate

Douglas County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Douglas County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Douglas 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

77.33%

Born in Douglas County, South Dakota

98.02%

Native Born

1.98%

Foreign Born

1.06%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.02% of Douglas County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 77.33% having been born in South Dakota. 1.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Douglas County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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