Davison County, SD

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2020 Population
19,890
0.0956% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.3
1.81% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13%
8.25% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,267
4.55% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$153,600
0.711% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
10,453
2.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Davison County, SD had a population of 19.9k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $48,267. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Davison County, SD grew from 19,871 to 19,890, a 0.0956% increase and its median household income declined from $50,570 to $48,267, a −4.55% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Davison County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.75%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.35%).

None of the households in Davison 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.

98.7% of the residents in Davison County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Davison County, SD are Mitchell Technical College (455 degrees awarded in 2020) and Dakota Wesleyan University (202 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Davison County, SD was $153,600, and the homeownership rate was 60%.

Most people in Davison County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Davison County, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Davison County, SD is home to a population of 19.9k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.24% of Davison County, SD residents were born outside of the country (445 people).

In 2020, there were 37.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Davison County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 476 White (Hispanic) and 388 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Davison County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Davison County, SD was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Davison County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 67
  2. White (Hispanic)
    476 ± 100
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    388 ± 206
3.29%
Hispanic Population
655 people

In 2020, there were 37.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Davison County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 476 White (Hispanic) and 388 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.29% of the people in Davison County, SD are hispanic (655 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Davison County, SD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,374 ± 1,423 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,573 ± 1,244 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,306 ± 1,177 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,374 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,573 and Ethiopia with 2,306.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.24%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
445 people
1.93%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
383 people

As of 2020, 2.24% of Davison County, SD residents (445 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 Davison County, SD was 1.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    333 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    320 ± 128
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    109 ± 64

Davison County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Davison County, SD employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Davison County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,660 people), Manufacturing (1,325 people), and Retail Trade (1,158 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($55,408), Public Administration ($48,169), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,333).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,104. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.5k
2020 Value
± 731
−2.11%
1 Year decline
± 10.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Davison County, SD declined at a rate of −2.11%, from 10.7k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Davison County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,315 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,008 people), and Production Occupations (978 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Davison County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.5k
2020 Value
± 731
−2.11%
1 Year decline
± 10.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Davison County, SD declined at a rate of −2.11%, from 10.7k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Davison County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,660 people), Manufacturing (1,325 people), and Retail Trade (1,158 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Davison County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Davison 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

$39,811
Median earning men ± $2,243
$29,292
Median earning women ± $3,074

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($97,826), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,889), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($48,299), Manufacturing ($47,780), and Information ($46,705).

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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. 219
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 204
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 170
    Manufacturing

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

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $300k
    Manufacturing
  2. $139k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $64.1k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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 Davison County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.28%).

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.

Davison 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 Davison County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Davison 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 Davison County, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Davison County, SD awarded 657 degrees. The student population of Davison County, SD in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 1,138 male students and 957 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Davison County, SD are White (598 and 91.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29 and 4.43%), Two or More Races (8 and 1.22%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (7 and 1.07%).

The largest universities in Davison County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Mitchell Technical College (455 and 69.3%) and Dakota Wesleyan University (202 and 30.7%).

The most popular majors in Davison County, SD are Lineworker (68 and 10.4%), Registered Nursing (61 and 9.28%), and Electrician (43 and 6.54%).

The median tuition cost in Davison County, SD for private four year colleges is $28,700.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Davison County, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 64.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,095 (54.3% men and 45.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,095 students enrolled in Davison County, SD, 54.3% men and 45.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,814 records, of which 47% were women and 53% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degree-majors awarded
  2. 19 degree-majors awarded
  3. 43 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Davison County, SD was General Agricultural Production Operations with 40 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 455 degrees awarded
  2. 202 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mitchell Technical College with 455 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 412 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Davison County, SD, which is 1.68 times more than the 245 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 598 degrees mean that there were 20.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($3,366) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Davison County, SD was $153,600 in 2020, which is 0.668 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $154,700 to $153,600, a 0.711% decrease. The homeownership rate in Davison County, SD is 60%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Davison County, SD have an average commute time of 12.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Davison County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Davison County, SD is $48,267. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Davison County, SD was Census Tract 9629 with a value of $63,929, followed by Census Tract 9626 and Census Tract 9627, with respective values of $60,294 and $40,208.

In 2021, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.71%.

Property

$153,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,767
$5,187
Median Property Taxes
±$518

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 Davison County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60%
Homeownership
2020
59.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 60% of the housing units in Davison County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9629
  2. Census Tract 9626
  3. Census Tract 9627

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Davison County, SD was Census Tract 9629 with a value of $63,929, followed by Census Tract 9626 and Census Tract 9627, with respective values of $60,294 and $40,208.

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

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Household Income

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$48,267
Median Household Income
± $3,234
8.65k
Number of Households
± 709

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.65k households in Davison County, SD declined from $48,267 from the previous year's value of $50,570.

The following chart displays the households in Davison 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Davison 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (4.71%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.36%)

In 2020, 84.8% of workers in Davison County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.71%) and those who worked at home (4.36%).

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

12.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Davison County, SD have a shorter commute time (12.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.458% of the workforce in Davison 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 Davison County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Davison County, SD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.71%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Davison County, SD (2.48k out of 19k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Davison 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.9% of the children was living in poverty in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 415 in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 227 per 100,000 population.

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92.4% of the population of Davison County, SD has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 2.98% 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 Davison County, SD see 1414 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.498% increase from the previous year (1407 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1041 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 659 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% 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

1,414 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Davison County, SD

Primary care physicians in Davison County, SD see an average of 1,414 patients per year. This represents a 0.498% increase from the previous year (1,407 patients).

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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 24.1% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.56%
Uninsured
47.1%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
16.2%
Non-Group
2.98%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Davison County, SD grew by 22% from 6.19% to 7.56%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Davison County, SD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 29.5% in Davison County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.82% in Davison County, SD.

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