Pennington County, SD

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Population

108,126

0.772% growth

Median Age

37.8


Median Household Income

$52,245

2.27% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

54,142

0.831% growth

Median Property Value

$172,400

3.3% growth

About

In 2017, Pennington County, SD had a population of 108k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $52,245. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pennington County, SD grew from 107,298 to 108,126, a 0.772% increase and its median household income grew from $51,084 to $52,245, a 2.27% increase.

The population of Pennington County, SD is 80.5% White Alone, 8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 4.81% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pennington County, SD speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pennington County, SD are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (475 degrees awarded in 2016), Western Dakota Technical Institute (297 degrees), and National American University-Rapid City (251 degrees).

The median property value in Pennington County, SD is $172,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.7%. Most people in Pennington County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pennington County, SD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pennington County, SD employs 54.1k people. The largest industries in Pennington County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,369 people), Retail Trade (7,411 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,743 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,861), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,667), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,053).

Median household income in Pennington County, SD is $52,245. Males in Pennington County, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Pennington County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,245

2017 value

± $1,085

2.27%

1 Year Growth

± 3.01%

Households in Pennington County, SD have a median annual income of $52,245, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,084 in 2016, which represents a 2.27% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pennington County, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 110.04

  2. Census Tract 110.05

  3. Census Tract 110.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pennington County, SD was Census Tract 110.04 with a value of $92,264, followed by Census Tract 110.05 and Census Tract 110.02, with respective values of $78,750 and $76,937.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pennington County, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pennington County, SD (14.8k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,517 ± 685

  2. Native American

    4,463 ± 502

  3. Two Or More

    1,180 ± 258

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pennington County, SD is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

54.1k

2017 Value

± 1,610

0.831%

1 Year growth

± 4.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pennington County, SD grew at a rate of 0.831%, from 53.7k employees to 54.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pennington County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,756 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,154 people), and Management Occupations (5,214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pennington County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pennington County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,756 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,154 people), and Management Occupations (5,214 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pennington County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.39 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.36 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pennington County, SD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,002), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,698), and Legal Occupations ($53,889).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

54.1k

2017 Value

± 1,610

0.831%

1 Year growth

± 4.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pennington County, SD grew at a rate of 0.831%, from 53.7k employees to 54.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pennington County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,369 people), Retail Trade (7,411 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,743 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pennington County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Pennington County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pennington County, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,369 people), Retail Trade (7,411 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (5,743 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pennington County, SD has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.89 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.86 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pennington County, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,861), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,667), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,053).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. ($4.44B) and Live animals/fish ($4.29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.7% of the population of Pennington County, SD has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 6.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pennington County, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Pennington County, SD see 1144 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (1152 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1189 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,144 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennington County, SD see an average of 1,144 patients per year. This represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (1,152 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%

Uninsured

41.3%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

17.5%

Non-Group

6.52%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pennington County, SD declined by 2.07% from 11.5% to 11.3%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pennington County, SD is home to a population of 108k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.45% of Pennington County, SD residents were born outside of the country (2.65k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pennington County, SD is composed of 87.1k White Alone residents (80.5%), 8.65k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8%), 5.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.81%), 4.64k Two or More Races residents (4.29%), 1.21k Asian Alone residents (1.12%), 1.16k Black or African American Alone residents (1.07%), 116 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.107%), and 75 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0694%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pennington County, SD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pennington County, SD was 37.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Pennington County, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pennington County, SD residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.65k people

2.14%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.3k people

As of 2017, 2.45% of Pennington County, SD residents (2.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pennington County, SD was 2.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Pennington County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pennington County, SD was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.1k ± 128

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    8.65k ± 598

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.2k ± 649

In 2017, there were 10.1 times more White Alone residents (87.1k people) in Pennington County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.65k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 5.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pennington County, SD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pennington County, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pennington County, SD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pennington County, SD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,526 ± 328

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,751 ± 373

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,166 ± 353

Pennington County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pennington County, SD awarded 1,174 degrees. The student population of Pennington County, SD is skewed towards men, with 3,174 male students and 2,593 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pennington County, SD are White (901 and 79.2%), followed by Black or African American (60 and 5.27%), American Indian or Alaska Native (55 and 4.83%), and Unknown (39 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in Pennington County, SD by number of degrees awarded are South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (475 and 40.5%), Western Dakota Technical Institute (297 and 25.3%), and National American University-Rapid City (251 and 21.4%).

The most popular majors in Pennington County, SD are General Business Administration & Management (102 and 8.69%), Mechanical Engineering (91 and 7.75%), and General Cosmetology (85 and 7.24%).

The median tuition costs in Pennington County, SD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,340 and $11,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pennington County, SD was Mechanical Engineering with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pennington County, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 475 degrees awarded

  2. 297 degrees awarded

  3. 251 degrees awarded

$7,340

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pennington County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with 475 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

590

Degrees Awarded to Men

584

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 590 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pennington County, SD, which is 1.01 times more than the 584 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    901 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    60 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    55 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pennington County, SD were to White students. These 901 degrees mean that there were 15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pennington County, SD was $172,400 in 2017, which is 0.792 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,900 to $172,400, a 3.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pennington County, SD is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pennington County, SD have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pennington County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,245

Median Household Income

± $1,085

43.1k

Number of Households

± 1,332

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.1k households in Pennington County, SD grew to $52,245 from the previous year's value of $51,084.

The following chart displays the households in Pennington County, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$172,400

2017 Median

± $3,123

$166,900

2016 Median

± $2,588

In 2017, the median property value in Pennington County, SD grew to to $172,400 from the previous year's value of $166,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pennington County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pennington County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pennington County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pennington County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.7%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.7% of the housing units in Pennington County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pennington County, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pennington County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pennington County, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pennington County, SD have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Pennington County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    7.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pennington County, SD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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