Potter County, South Dakota Population 2024

2,380

Potter County, South Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 2,380 with a growth rate of -1.37% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Potter County, South Dakota is the 52nd largest county in South Dakota. The 2010 population was 2,351 and has seen a growth of 1.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,215-33-1.47%
20282,248-33-1.45%
20272,281-33-1.43%
20262,314-33-1.41%
20252,347-33-1.39%
20242,380-33-1.37%
20232,413-33-1.35%
20222,446-25-1.01%
20212,471-2-0.08%
20202,47332415.08%
20192,149-56-2.54%
20182,205-11-0.5%
20172,216-45-1.99%
20162,261-36-1.57%
20152,297-10-0.43%
20142,307-51-2.16%
20132,358180.77%
20122,340-30-1.27%
20112,370190.81%
20102,35100%
19903,190-484-13.17%
19803,674-775-17.42%
19704,449-477-9.68%
19604,9262385.08%
19504,688741.6%
19404,614-1,148-19.92%
19305,7621,38031.49%
19204,382-84-1.88%
19104,4661,47849.46%
19002,988782.68%
18902,91069531.38%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.37% (-33)
2020 Population
2,473
Area
861 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.76% (-93)
Founded
1883

Potter County, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,37791.88%
Two or more races1074.14%
Black or African American391.51%
Other race230.89%
Asian210.81%
Native American200.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Potter County, South Dakota Population by Race

Potter County, South Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Potter County, South Dakota Median Age

44.7

Total

44.3

Male

45.3

Female

Potter County, South Dakota Adults

There are 2,001 adults, (691 of whom are seniors) in Potter County, South Dakota.

Potter County, South Dakota Age Dependency

97.5

Age Dependency Ratio

52.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Potter County, South Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,32351.14%
Male1,26448.86%

Potter County, South Dakota Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0342.4377.922.1
Married6132.9880.619.4
Non Family3531.1371.128.9
Female395.0579.520.5
Male292.91000

3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Potter County, South Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade361.99%
9th to 12th Grade261.44%
High School Graduate76442.19%
Some College32117.73%
Associates Degree22412.37%
Bachelors Degree36320.04%
Graduate Degree774.25%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Potter County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,6721,616422
2+ Races61610
Black39390
Native American20140
Asian161616
Other Race332

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Potter County, South Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$44,011$51,548$27,768
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$38,750$46,146$23,750
Some College$48,594$51,125$47,891
Bachelors Degree$42,750$56,563$24,375
Graduate Degree$65,750$0$70,625

$44,011

Average Earnings

$51,548

Average Male

$27,768

Average Female

Potter County, South Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potter County, South Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Potter County, South Dakota Language

98.69% of Potter County, South Dakota residents speak only English, while 1.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Potter County, South Dakota Language

Potter County, South Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,2861144.99%
Multiple1074642.99%
Native201470%

6.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.13%

Male Poverty Rate

3.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potter County, South Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potter County, South Dakota is Native, with 70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potter County, South Dakota is White, with 4.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.83%.

Potter County, South Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.77%
Some College8.36%
High School3.95%
Bachelors or Greater1.14%

Potter County, South Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.32%
Female Unemployed3.13%
Female Employed1.69%
Male Unemployed0%

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

Potter County, South Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,786$84,176
Families$89,750$100,220
Married Families$93,417$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,417$51,390

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Potter County, South Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Potter County, South Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Potter County, South Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Potter County, South Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Potter County, South Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

146

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam75
Korea18
Second Gulf War7
First Gulf War7
World War II6

Potter County, South Dakota Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+56
65 to 7442
55 to 6432
35 to 5416
18 to 340

Potter County, South Dakota Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1397.49%
Asian733.33%

Potter County, South Dakota Veterans by Race

Potter County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potter County, South Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Potter County, South Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Potter County, South Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Potter 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

80.9%

Born in Potter County, South Dakota

99.11%

Native Born

0.89%

Foreign Born

0.15%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.11% of Potter County, South Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 80.9% having been born in South Dakota. 0.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Potter County, South Dakota Place of Birth

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