Brule County, SD

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2020 Population
5,233
0.475% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.8
2.69% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
15.1%
12.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$57,181
0.0262% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$157,500
3.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Brule County, SD had a population of 5.23k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $57,181. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Brule County, SD declined from 5,258 to 5,233, a −0.475% decrease and its median household income declined from $57,196 to $57,181, a −0.0262% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brule County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (10.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%).

None of the households in Brule County, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Brule County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Brule County, SD was $157,500, and the homeownership rate was 60.6%.

Most people in Brule County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Brule County, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Brule County, SD is home to a population of 5.23k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.61% of Brule County, SD residents were born outside of the country (84 people).

In 2020, there were 8.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.38k people) in Brule County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 543 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 132 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Brule County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Brule County, SD was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brule County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.38k ± 4
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    543 ± 85
  3. White (Hispanic)
    132 ± 27
2.77%
Hispanic Population
145 people

In 2020, there were 8.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.38k people) in Brule County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 543 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 132 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.77% of the people in Brule County, SD are hispanic (145 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.61%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
84 people
1.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
58 people

As of 2020, 1.61% of Brule County, SD residents (84 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brule County, SD was 1.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    67 ± 46
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    32 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    17 ± 22

Brule County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Brule County, SD employs 2.86k people. The largest industries in Brule County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (438 people), Educational Services (394 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (347 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($60,438), Utilities ($56,458), and Educational Services ($42,750).

Occupations

2.86k
2020 Value
± 279
−1.78%
1 Year decline
± 13.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brule County, SD declined at a rate of −1.78%, from 2.91k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brule County, SD, are Management Occupations (525 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (398 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brule County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.86k
2020 Value
± 279
−1.78%
1 Year decline
± 13.8%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Brule County, SD declined at a rate of −1.78%, from 2.91k employees to 2.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brule County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (438 people), Educational Services (394 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (347 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brule County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Brule County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,788
Median earning men ± $4,244
$26,545
Median earning women ± $2,920

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Retail Trade ($62,731), Information ($60,536), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,000), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,109), and Public Administration ($41,336).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 65
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 54
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 48
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $6.57B
  2. $5.64B
  3. $4.81B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $6.57B, followed by Other ag prods. ($5.64B) and Live animals/fish ($4.81B).

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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$54.6B
2020 Value in South Dakota
$98.2B
Projected 2050 Value in South Dakota
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $54.6B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $98.2B by 2050.

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. $7.03B
  2. $3.12B
  3. $2.19B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.03B, followed by Iowa with $3.12B and North Dakota and $2.19B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brule County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 70.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.69%).

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Brule County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Brule County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Brule County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Brule County, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.501% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.414% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (202k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (127k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Brule County, SD was $157,500 in 2020, which is 0.685 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $152,600 to $157,500, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Brule County, SD is 60.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Brule County, SD have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brule County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$157,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$17,309
$1,350
Median Property Taxes
±$178

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brule County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brule County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.6%
Homeownership
2020
71.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60.6% of the housing units in Brule County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9731
  2. Census Tract 9732

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,181
Median Household Income
± $5,989
2.23k
Number of Households
± 242

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.23k households in Brule County, SD declined from $57,181 from the previous year's value of $57,196.

The following chart displays the households in Brule 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brule County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.43
2020 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.432
2019 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.307% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.97%)

In 2020, 71% of workers in Brule County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

13.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brule County, SD have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Brule County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brule County, SD (765 out of 5.05k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brule 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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93.4% of the population of Brule County, SD has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 0.909% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Dakota was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Brule County, SD see 654 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (664 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2648 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 883 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

654 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brule County, SD

Primary care physicians in Brule County, SD see an average of 654 patients per year. This represents a 1.51% decrease from the previous year (664 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brule County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Dakota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.62%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
20.3%
Non-Group
0.909%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brule County, SD declined by 2.92% from 6.82% to 6.62%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35% in Brule County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.5% in Brule County, SD.

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