Meade County, South Dakota Population 2024

31,554

Meade County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 31,554 with a growth rate of 1.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meade County, South Dakota is the 6th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 25,478 and has seen a growth of 23.85% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,6944281.29%
202833,2664281.3%
202732,8384281.32%
202632,4104281.34%
202531,9824281.36%
202431,5544281.38%
202331,1264281.39%
202230,6984281.41%
202130,2703701.24%
202029,9001,4315.03%
201928,4691640.58%
201828,3052981.06%
201728,0076332.31%
201627,3745802.16%
201526,794570.21%
201426,7373201.21%
201326,4175662.19%
201225,8513471.36%
201125,504260.1%
201025,478
199021,8781,1615.6%
198020,7174,09924.67%
197016,6184,57437.98%
196012,0445284.58%
195011,5161,78118.29%
19409,735-1,747-15.22%
193011,4822,11522.58%
19209,367-3,273-25.89%
191012,6407,733157.59%
19004,9072675.75%
18904,640-29,054-86.23%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.38% (428)
County Website
Meade County
County Seat
2010 Population
25,478
Area
3471 mi²
Density
9 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
23.85% (6,076)
Founded
February 7, 1889

Meade County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White26,45788.28%
Two or more races1,8486.17%
Native American6692.23%
Black or African American5451.82%
Asian2220.74%
Other race1990.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander300.1%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Meade County, South Dakota Population by Race

Meade County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Meade County, South Dakota Median Age

36.5

Total

35.8

Male

38.4

Female

Meade County, South Dakota Adults

There are 23,424 adults, (4,755 of whom are seniors) in Meade County, South Dakota.

Meade County, South Dakota Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Meade County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female14,26447.59%
Male15,70652.41%

Meade County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,4202.5372.927.1
Married6,4183.0781.618.4
Non Family3,3791.2163.936.1
Female8443.352.747.3
Male7792.962.837.2
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3

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Meade 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

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

Meade 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 other race people with a rate of 43.75%.

Meade County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,424

Average Earnings

$49,978

Average Male

$34,376

Average Female

Meade County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meade County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Meade County, South Dakota Language

96.61% of Meade County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 3.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Meade County, South Dakota Language

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White25,1341,9127.61%
Multiple1,7761005.63%
Hispanic1,258624.93%
Other1784726.4%
Native659436.53%
Black363328.82%
Asian2052210.73%
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7.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

6%

Male Poverty Rate

8.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meade County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meade County, South Dakota is Other, with 26.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meade County, South Dakota is Hispanic, with 4.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.9%.

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School9.72%
Some College7.07%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
Less Than 9th Grade5.54%
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Meade County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.26%
Male Unemployed23.41%
Female Employed3.99%
Male Employed2.8%
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Meade County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meade County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

58.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Meade County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,045

Number of Veterans

2,721

Male Veterans

324

Female Veterans

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Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Meade 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

47.4%

Born in Meade County, South Dakota

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

0.91%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.27% of Meade County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 47.4% having been born in South Dakota. 0.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Meade County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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