Minnehaha County, South Dakota Population 2024

210,015

Minnehaha County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 210,015 with a growth rate of 1.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Minnehaha County, South Dakota is the largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 169,964 and has seen a growth of 23.56% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029225,4403,0851.39%
2028222,3553,0851.41%
2027219,2703,0851.43%
2026216,1853,0851.45%
2025213,1003,0851.47%
2024210,0153,0851.49%
2023206,9303,0851.51%
2022203,8453,9411.97%
2021199,9042,2091.12%
2020197,6953,5421.82%
2019194,1532,9031.52%
2018191,2501,4640.77%
2017189,7863,2241.73%
2016186,5622,9991.63%
2015183,5632,6381.46%
2014180,9252,8631.61%
2013178,0623,2371.85%
2012174,8253,3431.95%
2011171,4821,5180.89%
2010169,96400%
1990123,80914,37413.13%
1980109,43514,22614.94%
197095,2098,6349.97%
196086,57515,66522.09%
195070,91013,21322.9%
194057,6976,82513.42%
193050,8728,38219.73%
192042,49012,85943.4%
191029,6315,70523.84%
190023,9262,0479.36%
189021,87913,628165.17%
18808,2517,8962224.23%
1870355-225,085-99.84%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.49% (3,085)
County Website
Minnehaha County
2020 Population
197,695
Area
807 mi²
Density
260 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
6.23% (12,320)
Founded
1868

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White162,67882.27%
Black or African American12,3506.25%
Two or more races12,0356.09%
Native American3,9782.01%
Asian3,7411.89%
Other race2,8751.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander850.04%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Population by Race

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Median Age

35.6

Total

35.1

Male

36.1

Female

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Adults

There are 147,698 adults, (26,691 of whom are seniors) in Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female96,91449.01%
Male100,82850.99%

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All79,8872.4163.436.6
Married37,2633.168614
Non Family31,5321.2642.757.3
Female7,3473.1640.859.2
Male3,7453.0257.742.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

63.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7982.91%
9th to 12th Grade5,2193.99%
High School Graduate33,09525.32%
Some College27,08720.72%
Associates Degree16,83412.88%
Bachelors Degree31,24223.9%
Graduate Degree13,43110.28%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White111,457106,63540,517
Black6,3885,0761,088
Hispanic5,2033,556692
2+ Races4,7573,9611,243
Asian2,4821,7541,027
Native American2,1671,708151
Other Race1,538966251
Islander786412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.38%.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,246$54,182$41,619
Less Than 9th Grade$35,040$39,125$28,937
High School Graduate$38,146$45,336$33,077
Some College$45,018$52,380$37,799
Bachelors Degree$58,618$68,461$50,660
Graduate Degree$64,183$80,211$58,864

$47,246

Average Earnings

$54,182

Average Male

$41,619

Average Female

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Language

90.59% of Minnehaha County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 9.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.55% of the population.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Language

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White155,16410,3626.68%
Multiple11,6351,96016.85%
Black12,1251,95016.08%
Hispanic10,6321,80717%
Native3,2521,19636.78%
Other2,78837013.27%
Asian3,6712526.86%

8.7%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.08%

Male Poverty Rate

9.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Minnehaha County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Minnehaha County, South Dakota is Native, with 36.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Minnehaha County, South Dakota is White, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.44%.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.3%
High School10.72%
Some College7.41%
Bachelors or Greater3.03%

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.13%
Male Unemployed28.86%
Female Employed5.11%
Male Employed4.38%

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

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$73,110$95,106
Families$95,190$114,985
Married Families$110,710$132,296
Non Families$46,381$61,382

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,855

Number of Veterans

9,740

Male Veterans

1,115

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam3,922
Second Gulf War2,729
First Gulf War2,330
Korea455
World War II143

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 743,108
35 to 542,813
55 to 642,190
75+1,990
18 to 34754

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White10,2308.13%
2+ Races3695.95%
Hispanic1852.84%
Native American1284.82%
Black740.97%
Asian351.21%
Islander1215.38%
Other Race70.34%

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.3%

Labor Force Participation

72.3%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Minnehaha 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

59.36%

Born in Minnehaha County, South Dakota

92.47%

Native Born

7.53%

Foreign Born

3.91%

Non Citizen

3.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.47% of Minnehaha County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 59.36% having been born in South Dakota. 3.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Minnehaha County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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