Hughes County, South Dakota Population 2024

17,540

Hughes County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 17,540 with a growth rate of -0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hughes County, South Dakota is the 12th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 17,077 and has seen a growth of 2.71% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,160-76-0.44%
202817,236-76-0.44%
202717,312-76-0.44%
202617,388-76-0.44%
202517,464-76-0.43%
202417,540-76-0.43%
202317,616-76-0.43%
202217,692-76-0.43%
202117,768230.13%
202017,7452581.48%
201917,487-176-1%
201817,663-34-0.19%
201717,697820.47%
201617,615360.2%
201517,579-68-0.39%
201417,6472031.16%
201317,444-1-0.01%
201217,4451280.74%
201117,3172401.41%
201017,077
199014,8175974.2%
198014,2202,58822.25%
197011,632-1,093-8.59%
196012,7254,61456.89%
19508,1111,48722.45%
19406,624-385-5.49%
19307,0091,29822.73%
19205,711-560-8.93%
19106,2712,58770.22%
19003,684-1,360-26.96%
18905,0444,7761782.09%
1880268-16,892-98.44%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.43% (-76)
County Website
Hughes County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,077
Area
742 mi²
Density
24 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.71% (463)
Founded
1880

Hughes County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,61282.03%
Native American2,05011.51%
Two or more races9135.13%
Other race1410.79%
Asian880.49%
Black or African American80.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hughes County, South Dakota Population by Race

Hughes County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Hughes County, South Dakota Median Age

39.2

Total

38.2

Male

40.2

Female

Hughes County, South Dakota Adults

There are 13,436 adults, (3,054 of whom are seniors) in Hughes County, South Dakota.

Hughes County, South Dakota Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Hughes County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female8,95250.26%
Male8,86049.74%

Hughes County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3962.2673.526.5
Married3,4012.9690.29.8
Non Family2,7751.1961.338.7
Male6542.6156.343.7
Female5662.9352.347.7
showing: 5 rows

2.75

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hughes 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

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

Hughes 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 asian people with a rate of 76.92%.

Hughes County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,591

Average Earnings

$52,645

Average Male

$43,514

Average Female

Hughes County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hughes County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hughes County, South Dakota Language

96.04% of Hughes County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 3.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.4% of the population.

Hughes County, South Dakota Language

Hughes County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,9481,2909.25%
Native1,46134223.41%
Hispanic522356.7%
Multiple887232.59%
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10.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.5%

Male Poverty Rate

9.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hughes County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hughes County, South Dakota is Native, with 23.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hughes County, South Dakota is Multiple, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.68%.

Hughes County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.55%
High School14.7%
Some College3.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.92%
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Hughes County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed7.8%
Female Employed4.48%
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Hughes County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hughes County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hughes County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hughes County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hughes 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 45-54.

Hughes County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hughes County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,239

Number of Veterans

1,193

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Hughes County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Hughes County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Hughes County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Hughes County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hughes County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

0.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hughes County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hughes County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hughes 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

67.02%

Born in Hughes County, South Dakota

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.13% of Hughes County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 67.02% having been born in South Dakota. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hughes County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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