Butte County, SD

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Population

10,194

0.721% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$44,786

2.37% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

5,096

0.991% decline

Median Property Value

$123,900

4.12% growth

About

In 2017, Butte County, SD had a population of 10.2k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $44,786. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Butte County, SD declined from 10,268 to 10,194, a -0.721% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,750 to $44,786, a 2.37% increase.

The population of Butte County, SD is 91.8% White Alone, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.27% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Butte County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Butte County, SD is $123,900, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Butte County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Butte County, SD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

Economy

The economy of Butte County, SD employs 5.1k people. The largest industries in Butte County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (637 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (514 people), and Construction (470 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($80,259), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,077), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,679).

Median household income in Butte County, SD is $44,786. Males in Butte 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 Butte County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,786

2017 value

± $4,912

2.37%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

Households in Butte County, SD have a median annual income of $44,786, 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 $43,750 in 2016, which represents a 2.37% 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 Butte 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9676

  2. Census Tract 9677

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butte County, SD was Census Tract 9676 with a value of $50,740, followed by Census Tract 9677 and N/A, with respective values of $41,554 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butte County, SD (1.1k out of 9.89k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    946 ± 210

  2. Native American

    103 ± 93

  3. Black

    50 ± 71

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

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

5.1k

2017 Value

± 499

-0.991%

1 Year decline

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butte County, SD declined at a rate of -0.991%, from 5.15k employees to 5.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butte County, SD, are Management Occupations (685 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (516 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butte County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Butte County, SD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (685 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (516 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butte County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.69 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.31 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Butte County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,981), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($55,875), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.1k

2017 Value

± 499

-0.991%

1 Year decline

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Butte County, SD declined at a rate of -0.991%, from 5.15k employees to 5.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butte County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (637 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (514 people), and Construction (470 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butte County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Butte 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 Butte County, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (637 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (514 people), and Construction (470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Butte County, SD has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.53 times), and Construction (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Butte County, SD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($80,259), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,077), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,679).

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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

86% of the population of Butte County, SD has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Butte County, SD see 3428 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.146% decrease from the previous year (3433 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1701 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2551 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

3,428 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Butte County, SD see an average of 3,428 patients per year. This represents a 0.146% decrease from the previous year (3,433 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

14%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

2.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butte County, SD declined by 14.5% from 16.4% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Butte County, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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

Butte County, SD is home to a population of 10.2k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.824% of Butte County, SD residents were born outside of the country (84 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Butte County, SD is composed of 9.36k White Alone residents (91.8%), 357 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.5%), 231 Two or More Races residents (2.27%), 179 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.76%), 64 Black or African American Alone residents (0.628%), 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0392%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Butte County, SD was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Butte County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Butte County, SD residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.824%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

84 people

0.633%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

65 people

As of 2017, 0.824% of Butte County, SD residents (84 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 Butte County, SD was 0.633%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Butte County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Butte County, SD was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.36k ± 8

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    357 ± 132

  3. Two or More Races

    231 ± 97.2

In 2017, there were 26.2 times more White Alone residents (9.36k people) in Butte County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 357 Hispanic or Latino and 231 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Butte 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 Butte 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 Butte County, SD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Butte 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

    303 ± 90

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    116 ± 79

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    85 ± 84

Butte County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Butte County, SD was $123,900 in 2017, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,000 to $123,900, a 4.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Butte County, SD is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Butte County, SD have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Butte 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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$44,786

Median Household Income

± $4,912

4.17k

Number of Households

± 426

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.17k households in Butte County, SD grew to $44,786 from the previous year's value of $43,750.

The following chart displays the households in Butte 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$123,900

2017 Median

± $12,760

$119,000

2016 Median

± $10,477

In 2017, the median property value in Butte County, SD grew to to $123,900 from the previous year's value of $119,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Butte 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 Butte County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Butte County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Butte County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

74%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Butte County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Butte 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 Butte County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Butte County, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butte County, SD have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Butte County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.3%

  2. Carpooled

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Butte County, SD was Drove Alone (74.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.8%) and those who Worked At Home (8.27%).

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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