McPherson County, South Dakota Population 2024

2,357

McPherson County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 2,357 with a growth rate of -0.8% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McPherson County, South Dakota is the 54th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 2,455 and has seen a growth of -3.99% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,262-19-0.83%
20282,281-19-0.83%
20272,300-19-0.82%
20262,319-19-0.81%
20252,338-19-0.81%
20242,357-19-0.8%
20232,376-19-0.79%
20222,395-19-0.79%
20212,414120.5%
20202,402140.59%
20192,388-17-0.71%
20182,40520.08%
20172,403-11-0.46%
20162,414150.63%
20152,399-21-0.87%
20142,420-5-0.21%
20132,425-3-0.12%
20122,428-23-0.94%
20112,451-4-0.16%
20102,455
19903,228-799-19.84%
19804,027-995-19.81%
19705,022-799-13.73%
19605,821-1,250-17.68%
19507,071-1,282-15.35%
19408,353-421-4.8%
19308,7741,06913.87%
19207,70591413.46%
19106,7914647.33%
19006,3273876.52%
18905,9403,678162.6%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.8% (-19)
County Website
McPherson County
County Seat
2010 Population
2,455
Area
1137 mi²
Density
2 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.99% (-98)
Founded
1884

McPherson County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,15595.74%
Black or African American421.87%
Two or more races421.87%
Asian60.27%
Native American40.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.09%
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

McPherson County, South Dakota Population by Race

McPherson County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

McPherson County, South Dakota Median Age

50.9

Total

53.2

Male

49.7

Female

McPherson County, South Dakota Adults

There are 1,798 adults, (699 of whom are seniors) in McPherson County, South Dakota.

McPherson County, South Dakota Age Dependency

104.8

Age Dependency Ratio

63.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

McPherson County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,15051.09%
Male1,10148.91%

McPherson County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8722.3178.621.4
Married4203.0688.111.9
Non Family3681.0467.732.3
Male583.576931
Female265.351000
showing: 5 rows

3.2

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McPherson 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

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

McPherson 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 100%.

McPherson County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,770

Average Earnings

$48,628

Average Male

$32,250

Average Female

McPherson County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

McPherson County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McPherson County, South Dakota Language

85.47% of McPherson County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 14.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.73% of the population.

McPherson County, South Dakota Language

McPherson County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,00421910.93%
Black423480.95%
Multiple421842.86%
Asian66100%
Native4250%
showing: 5 rows

13.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.81%

Male Poverty Rate

16.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McPherson County, South Dakota

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in McPherson County, South Dakota is White, with 10.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.53%.

McPherson County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.23%
High School12.08%
Some College10.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%
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McPherson County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed13.23%
Male Employed6.06%
Female Unemployed
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McPherson County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McPherson County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McPherson County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.9%

Female Marriage Rate

McPherson County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McPherson 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.

McPherson County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McPherson County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

199

Number of Veterans

199

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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McPherson County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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McPherson County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

count

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McPherson County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

McPherson County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

McPherson County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

0.3%

Unemployment Rate

McPherson County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McPherson County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McPherson 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

74.5%

Born in McPherson County, South Dakota

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of McPherson County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 74.5% having been born in South Dakota. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

McPherson County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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