Lawrence County, South Dakota Population 2024

29,366

Lawrence County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 29,366 with a growth rate of 3.8% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, South Dakota is the 7th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 24,204 and has seen a growth of 21.33% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202934,7461,0763.2%
202833,6701,0763.3%
202732,5941,0763.41%
202631,5181,0763.53%
202530,4421,0763.66%
202429,3661,0763.8%
202328,2901,0763.95%
202227,2141,0764.12%
202126,1383001.16%
202025,838-70-0.27%
201925,9081320.51%
201825,776400.16%
201725,7363471.37%
201625,3895272.12%
201524,8621030.42%
201424,759-203-0.81%
201324,9625442.23%
201224,418830.34%
201124,3351310.54%
201024,204
199020,6552,31612.63%
198018,3398865.08%
197017,4533782.21%
196017,0754272.56%
195016,648-2,445-12.81%
194019,0935,17337.16%
193013,9208916.84%
192013,029-6,665-33.84%
191019,6941,79710.04%
190017,8976,22453.32%
189011,673-1,575-11.89%
188013,248-21,498-61.87%
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2024 Growth Rate
3.8% (1,076)
County Website
Lawrence County
County Seat
2020 Population
25,838
Area
800 mi²
Density
37 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
13.65% (3,528)
Founded
1877

Lawrence County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,83191.49%
Two or more races1,0734.12%
Native American5091.95%
Other race2731.05%
Black or African American1860.71%
Asian1480.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander270.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawrence County, South Dakota Population by Race

Lawrence County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Lawrence County, South Dakota Median Age

43

Total

42.7

Male

43.4

Female

Lawrence County, South Dakota Adults

There are 21,645 adults, (6,087 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, South Dakota.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female13,20750.7%
Male12,84049.3%

Lawrence County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,3922.1965.734.3
Married5,1462.9486.113.9
Non Family5,1121.2546.653.4
Female7593.0649.450.6
Male3752.8779.220.8
showing: 5 rows

2.88

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

65.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawrence 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

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

Lawrence 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 92%.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,243

Average Earnings

$50,689

Average Male

$34,571

Average Female

Lawrence County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawrence County, South Dakota Language

96.03% of Lawrence County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 3.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.15% of the population.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Language

Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,6492,1049.29%
Multiple1,04531530.14%
Native46223951.73%
Hispanic91810010.89%
Black1477551.02%
showing: 5 rows

11.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.6%

Male Poverty Rate

12.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, South Dakota is Native, with 51.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, South Dakota is White, with 9.29% 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 17.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.18%.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.83%
High School11.65%
Some College7.82%
Bachelors or Greater4.4%
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Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed10.28%
Male Employed4.83%
Female Unemployed2.53%
Male Unemployed
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Lawrence County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawrence 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.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawrence County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,317

Number of Veterans

2,096

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

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Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence 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

55.75%

Born in Lawrence County, South Dakota

97.45%

Native Born

2.55%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

1.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.45% of Lawrence County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 55.75% having been born in South Dakota. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lawrence County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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