Mellette County, South Dakota Population 2023

Mellette County, South Dakota's estimated 2023 population is 1,879 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mellette County, South Dakota is the 59th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 2,048 and has seen a growth of -8.25% since that time.

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Mellette County, South Dakota Population 2023

Population by Race

Native American

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Mellette County, South Dakota Population by Race

Mellette County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2023

Mellette County, South Dakota Median Age

34.4

Total

34.1

Male

35.1

Female

Mellette County, South Dakota Adults

There are 1,477 adults, (319 of whom are seniors) in Mellette County, South Dakota.

Mellette County, South Dakota Age Dependency

78.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mellette County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,05951.28%
Male1,00648.72%

Mellette County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

3.67

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mellette County, South Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.51%.

Mellette County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$32,895

Average Earnings

$35,083

Average Male

$32,697

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

95.06% of Mellette County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 4.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.57% of the population.

Mellette County, South Dakota Language

Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

61.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.87%

Male Poverty Rate

49.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mellette County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mellette County, South Dakota is Native, with 96.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mellette County, South Dakota is White, with 20.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 63.95%.

Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty

Mellette County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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

Mellette County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mellette County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

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

90

Number of Veterans

89

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by War

Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

count

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

39.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mellette County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

44%

Labor Force Participation

39.6%

Employment Rate

10.1%

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

88.69%

Born in Mellette County, South Dakota

107.66%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

107.66% of Mellette County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 88.69% having been born in South Dakota. 0.00% 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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