Hand County, South Dakota Population 2024

3,230

Hand County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 3,230 with a growth rate of 1.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hand County, South Dakota is the 44th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 3,434 and has seen a growth of -5.94% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,455451.32%
20283,410451.34%
20273,365451.36%
20263,320451.37%
20253,275451.39%
20243,230451.41%
20233,185451.43%
20223,140451.45%
20213,095-50-1.59%
20203,145-25-0.79%
20193,170-64-1.98%
20183,234-39-1.19%
20173,273-2-0.06%
20163,275-30-0.91%
20153,305-35-1.05%
20143,340-35-1.04%
20133,375-2-0.06%
20123,377-58-1.69%
20113,43510.03%
20103,434
19904,272-676-13.66%
19804,948-935-15.89%
19705,883-829-12.35%
19606,712-437-6.11%
19507,149-17-0.24%
19407,166-2,319-24.45%
19309,4857078.05%
19208,77890811.54%
19107,8703,34573.92%
19004,525-2,021-30.87%
18906,5466,3934178.43%
1880153-3,302-95.57%
showing: 32 rows
2024 Growth Rate
1.41% (45)
County Website
Hand County
County Seat
2020 Population
3,145
Area
1437 mi²
Density
2 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.7% (85)
Founded
1882

Hand County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,89794.21%
Other race1534.98%
Native American70.23%
Asian70.23%
Two or more races70.23%
Black or African American40.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Native American

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hand County, South Dakota Population by Race

Hand County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Hand County, South Dakota Median Age

44.6

Total

44.5

Male

44.7

Female

Hand County, South Dakota Adults

There are 2,382 adults, (777 of whom are seniors) in Hand County, South Dakota.

Hand County, South Dakota Age Dependency

91.6

Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Hand County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,50348.88%
Male1,57251.12%

Hand County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3862.1769.130.9
Married7552.8481.518.5
Non Family5341.125050
Female802.8373.826.3
Male171.941000
showing: 5 rows

2.81

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hand 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

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

Hand 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 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 85.71%.

Hand County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,297

Average Earnings

$62,750

Average Male

$32,969

Average Female

Hand County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hand County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hand County, South Dakota Language

95.41% of Hand County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 4.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Hand County, South Dakota Language

Hand County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,7912258.06%
Native77100%
showing: 2 rows

7.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.63%

Male Poverty Rate

7.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hand County, South Dakota

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hand County, South Dakota is White, with 8.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.01%.

Hand County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.04%
Some College8.47%
High School8.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%
showing: 4 rows

Hand County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.05%
Male Employed5.64%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Hand County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hand County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hand County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

61.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hand County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hand County, South Dakota Marriage

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

Hand County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hand County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

131

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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Hand County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Hand County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Hand County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Hand County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hand County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hand County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hand County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hand 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

81.24%

Born in Hand County, South Dakota

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

1.53%

Non Citizen

0.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Hand County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 81.24% having been born in South Dakota. 1.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hand County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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