Perkins County, South Dakota Population 2024

2,859

Perkins County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 2,859 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Perkins County, South Dakota is the 48th largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 2,988 and has seen a growth of -4.32% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,984250.84%
20282,959250.85%
20272,934250.86%
20262,909250.87%
20252,884250.87%
20242,859250.88%
20232,834250.89%
20222,809-16-0.57%
20212,825-17-0.6%
20202,84290.32%
20192,833-66-2.28%
20182,899-63-2.13%
20172,96240.14%
20162,958-25-0.84%
20152,983-39-1.29%
20143,022-2-0.07%
20133,024-7-0.23%
20123,031140.46%
20113,017290.97%
20102,98800%
19903,932-768-16.34%
19804,700-69-1.45%
19704,769-1,208-20.21%
19605,977-799-11.79%
19506,7761912.9%
19406,585-2,132-24.46%
19308,7177249.06%
19207,993-3,355-29.56%
191011,3488,364280.29%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.88% (25)
County Website
Perkins County
2020 Population
2,842
Area
2870 mi²
Density
1 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
0.6% (17)
Founded
November 3, 1908

Perkins County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,84595.79%
Native American571.92%
Two or more races331.11%
Asian220.74%
Other race130.44%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Perkins County, South Dakota Population by Race

Perkins County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Perkins County, South Dakota Median Age

45.4

Total

45.5

Male

45.3

Female

Perkins County, South Dakota Adults

There are 2,319 adults, (765 of whom are seniors) in Perkins County, South Dakota.

Perkins County, South Dakota Age Dependency

91.1

Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Perkins County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,47849.76%
Male1,49250.24%

Perkins County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2372.3378.521.5
Married6942.958911
Non Family3971.086436
Female1212.6866.133.9
Male253.247624

2.88

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Perkins County, South Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade462.19%
9th to 12th Grade1175.57%
High School Graduate71934.22%
Some College46422.08%
Associates Degree33015.71%
Bachelors Degree32015.23%
Graduate Degree1055%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Perkins County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0001,883419
Native American4890
2+ Races24246
Asian16160
Other Race1360

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25%.

Perkins County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,033$50,598$29,702
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$34,063$49,250$18,750
Some College$34,150$50,581$29,526
Bachelors Degree$50,956$67,500$44,271
Graduate Degree$55,938$0$55,625

$40,033

Average Earnings

$50,598

Average Male

$29,702

Average Female

Perkins County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perkins County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perkins County, South Dakota Language

98.81% of Perkins County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 1.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Perkins County, South Dakota Language

Perkins County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,78830711.01%
Native552850.91%
Multiple331030.3%
Other13430.77%
Hispanic13215.38%

11.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.07%

Male Poverty Rate

15.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perkins County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perkins County, South Dakota is Native, with 50.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perkins County, South Dakota is White, with 11.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.61%.

Perkins County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.52%
High School11.65%
Bachelors or Greater6.95%
Some College5.77%

Perkins County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed45.71%
Female Employed13.26%
Male Employed4.48%
Female Unemployed0%

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

Perkins County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$64,410$92,552
Families$80,263$94,431
Married Families$88,125$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,180$87,823

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perkins County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.3%

Male Marriage Rate

58.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Perkins County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Perkins County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Perkins County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perkins County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

227

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam120
First Gulf War27
Second Gulf War26
World War II20
Korea15

Perkins County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+104
65 to 7468
55 to 6441
35 to 5412
18 to 342

Perkins County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2069.3%
Native American1837.5%
2+ Races311.54%

Perkins County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Perkins County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perkins County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Perkins County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perkins County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perkins 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

40.24%

Born in Perkins County, South Dakota

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Perkins County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 40.24% having been born in South Dakota. 0.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Perkins County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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