Harding County, South Dakota Population 2024

1,309

Harding County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 1,309 with a growth rate of -1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Harding County, South Dakota is the 63rd largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 1,246 and has seen a growth of 5.06% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,234-15-1.2%
20281,249-15-1.19%
20271,264-15-1.17%
20261,279-15-1.16%
20251,294-15-1.15%
20241,309-15-1.13%
20231,324-15-1.12%
20221,339141.06%
20211,325171.3%
20201,30810.08%
20191,307554.39%
20181,25290.72%
20171,243-23-1.82%
20161,266-3-0.24%
20151,269241.93%
20141,245-14-1.11%
20131,259-45-3.45%
20121,304292.27%
20111,275292.33%
20101,24600%
19901,669-31-1.82%
19801,700-155-8.36%
19701,855-516-21.76%
19602,371823.58%
19502,289-721-23.95%
19403,010-579-16.13%
19303,589-364-9.21%
19203,953-275-6.5%
19104,2284,0612431.74%
1890167-1,067-86.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.13% (-15)
County Website
Harding County
2020 Population
1,308
Area
2672 mi²
Density
0 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.08% (1)
Founded
February 26, 1909

Harding County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,01085.88%
Two or more races12910.97%
Native American252.13%
Other race121.02%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Harding County, South Dakota Population by Race

Harding County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Harding County, South Dakota Median Age

45.1

Total

40.6

Male

46.9

Female

Harding County, South Dakota Adults

There are 933 adults, (223 of whom are seniors) in Harding County, South Dakota.

Harding County, South Dakota Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Harding County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female55547.19%
Male62152.81%

Harding County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5182.196832
Married3042.6670.129.9
Non Family1711.1260.239.8
Male272.671000
Female163.6956.343.8

2.67

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Harding County, South Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade333.82%
9th to 12th Grade182.09%
High School Graduate26931.17%
Some College24928.85%
Associates Degree586.72%
Bachelors Degree20223.41%
Graduate Degree343.94%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Harding County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White789744236
2+ Races46460
Hispanic22160
Native American880
Other Race880

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.91%.

Harding County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,339$55,052$22,368
Less Than 9th Grade$0$33,750$16,146
High School Graduate$40,000$55,125$21,719
Some College$45,521$56,607$18,125
Bachelors Degree$47,419$51,250$36,250
Graduate Degree$66,875$0$88,750

$45,339

Average Earnings

$55,052

Average Male

$22,368

Average Female

Harding County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Harding County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Harding County, South Dakota Language

97.11% of Harding County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.9% of the population.

Harding County, South Dakota Language

Harding County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White995555.53%
Native2020100%

6.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.92%

Male Poverty Rate

9.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Harding County, South Dakota

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Harding County, South Dakota is White, with 5.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.21%.

Harding County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Some College12.38%
Less Than 9th Grade5.88%
High School4.83%
Bachelors or Greater1.27%

Harding County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed5.23%
Male Employed0.72%
Male Unemployed0%

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

Harding County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,484$105,058
Families$77,734$125,553
Married Families$78,906$-999,999,999
Non Families$56,653$61,173

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Harding County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

64.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.7%

Male Marriage Rate

67.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Harding County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Harding 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.

Harding County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Harding County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

105

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam42
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War14
Korea6
World War II0

Harding County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7438
35 to 5430
75+16
55 to 6413
18 to 348

Harding County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9711.56%
Native American834.78%

Harding County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Harding County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Harding County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.6%

Labor Force Participation

71.9%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Harding County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Harding County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Harding 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

62.07%

Born in Harding County, South Dakota

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.89% of Harding County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 62.07% having been born in South Dakota. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Harding County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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