Mellette County, South Dakota Population 2024

1,860

Mellette County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 1,860 with a growth rate of -0.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mellette County, South Dakota is the 57th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 2,026 and has seen a growth of -8.19% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,780-16-0.89%
20281,796-16-0.88%
20271,812-16-0.88%
20261,828-16-0.87%
20251,844-16-0.86%
20241,860-16-0.85%
20231,876-16-0.85%
20221,892-16-0.84%
20211,908-13-0.68%
20201,921-147-7.11%
20192,068361.77%
20182,032-34-1.65%
20172,066-5-0.24%
20162,071442.17%
20152,027-41-1.98%
20142,068200.98%
20132,048-4-0.19%
20122,052-21-1.01%
20112,073472.32%
20102,026
19902,137-112-4.98%
19802,249-171-7.07%
19702,420-244-9.16%
19602,664-382-12.54%
19503,046-1,061-25.83%
19404,107-1,186-22.41%
19305,2931,44337.48%
19203,8502,150126.47%
19101,700-80-4.49%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.85% (-16)
County Seat
2010 Population
2,026
Area
1307 mi²
Density
1 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.19% (-166)
Founded
1911

Mellette County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,25062.85%
White64032.18%
Two or more races844.22%
Black or African American50.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.25%
Other race50.25%
Asian
showing: 7 rows

Native American

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Asian

Mellette County, South Dakota Population by Race

Mellette County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Mellette County, South Dakota Median Age

36.3

Total

35.2

Male

37.3

Female

Mellette County, South Dakota Adults

There are 1,408 adults, (313 of whom are seniors) in Mellette County, South Dakota.

Mellette County, South Dakota Age Dependency

81.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mellette County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,02051.28%
Male96948.72%

Mellette County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6213.1356.543.5
Non Family2281.0847.452.6
Married2213.6379.220.8
Female1116.4644.155.9
Male612.9231.168.9
showing: 5 rows

4.05

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mellette 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

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

Mellette 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.27%.

Mellette County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,570

Average Earnings

$35,345

Average Male

$27,162

Average Female

Mellette County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mellette County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mellette County, South Dakota Language

88.34% of Mellette County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 11.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 11.66% of the population.

Mellette County, South Dakota Language

Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,18982469.3%
White6256410.24%
Multiple794253.16%
Hispanic1313100%
Islander55100%
showing: 5 rows

49.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

49.56%

Male Poverty Rate

48.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mellette County, South Dakota

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mellette County, South Dakota is White, with 10.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 70.94%.

Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade79.9%
High School38.85%
Some College31.69%
Bachelors or Greater14.09%
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Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.84%
Female Unemployed60%
Female Employed15.25%
Male Employed7.72%
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Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mellette County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mellette County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mellette County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mellette 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 55-64.

Mellette County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mellette County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

99

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

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Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

count

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Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

36.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.7%

Employment Rate

16.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mellette County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mellette County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mellette 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

82.35%

Born in Mellette County, South Dakota

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Mellette County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 82.35% having been born in South Dakota. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mellette County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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