Meade County, South Dakota Population 2022

Meade County, South Dakota's estimated population is 28,716 with a growth rate of 0.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Meade County, South Dakota is the 7th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 Population was 25,484 and has seen a growth of 12.68% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18904,6400.00%
19004,9072675.75%
191012,6407,733157.59%
19209,367-3,273-25.89%
193011,4822,11522.58%
19409,735-1,747-15.22%
195011,5161,78118.29%
196012,0445284.58%
197016,6184,57437.98%
198020,7174,09924.67%
199021,8781,1615.60%
201025,4843,60616.48%
201125,499150.06%
201225,8433441.35%
201326,4015582.16%
201426,7213201.21%
201526,770490.18%
201627,3395692.13%
201727,9416022.20%
201828,2042630.94%
201928,3321280.45%
202028,4601280.45%
202128,5881280.45%
202228,7161280.45%
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Meade County, South Dakota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,41990.30%
Black or African American4981.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native6602.34%
Asian2800.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.10%
Some Other Race1490.53%
Two or More Races1,1153.96%
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Meade County, South Dakota Population by Race

Meade County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2022

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Meade County, South Dakota Median Age

36.2


Total

35.4


Male

37.3


Female

Meade County, South Dakota Adults

There are 21,720 adults, (4,316 of whom are seniors) in Meade County, South Dakota.

Meade County, South Dakota Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Meade County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female

13,529

48.06%

Male

14,620

51.94%

Meade County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

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Meade County, South Dakota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All74.1%25.9%
Non Family66.6%33.4%
Female61.1%38.9%
Male49.4%50.6%

74.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meade County, South Dakota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,1422.4574.1
Married6,3743.0782.2
Male6562.6449.4
Female8182.561.1
Non Family3,2941.1866.6

2.91

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Meade County, South Dakota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2151.15%
9th to 12th Grade6993.74%
High School Graduate5,63430.11%
Some College4,64024.80%
Associates Degree2,63814.10%
Bachelors Degree3,47718.58%
Graduate Degree1,4087.52%
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Meade County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Meade County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race11911942
Asian16616650
White16,85216,0774,460
Hispanic627547157
2+ Races552472109
Black26026047
Native American37932068

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 35.29%.

Meade County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,981$44,468$30,778
Less Than 9th Grade$25,676$35,848$12,262
High School Graduate$35,269$44,077$23,694
Some College$34,267$41,535$28,838
Bachelors Degree$45,313$54,688$44,492
Graduate Degree$63,457$80,179$62,510

$38,981

Average Earnings

$44,468

Average Male

$30,778

Average Female

Meade County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meade County, South Dakota Language by Age

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Meade County, South Dakota Language

95.74% of Meade County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 4.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Meade County, South Dakota Language

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian2655018.87%
Black347329.22%
White24,0511,5256.34%
Hispanic1,129625.49%
Native619162.58%
Other33NaN%
Multiple1,072656.06%

6.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.09%

Male Poverty Rate

7.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meade County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meade County, South Dakota is Asian, with 18.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meade County, South Dakota is Multiple, with 6.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.21%.

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.60%
High School4.32%
Some College7.46%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%

Meade County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.87%
Male Unemployed35.51%
Female Employed3.49%
Female Unemployed21.97%

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

Meade County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,275$73,020
Families$75,270$84,400
Married Families$82,802-
Non Families$31,138$43,626
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Income by Household Type

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

60.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

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Meade 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 45-54.

Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

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Meade County, South Dakota Marital Status

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2,801

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,097
First Gulf War540
Vietnam727
Korea193
World War II21

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34590
35 to 54688
55 to 64477
65 to 74595
75+451

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,60613.69%
Black3011.58%
Native American9321.04%
Asian116.51%
Other Race1010.00%
2+ Races517.70%
Hispanic12817.37%

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

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3.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Age

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Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Race

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Meade County, South Dakota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.90%

Born in Meade County, South Dakota

97.83%

Native Born

2.17%

Foreign Born

0.78%

Non Citizen

1.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.83% of Meade County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 50.90% having been born in South Dakota. 0.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Meade County, South Dakota Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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