Douglas County, SD

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2020 Population
2,913
0.546% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
45.1
3.43% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.01%
26.9% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$61,793
5.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$84,100
10.9% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
1,438
2.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Douglas County, SD had a population of 2.91k people with a median age of 45.1 and a median household income of $61,793. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Douglas County, SD declined from 2,929 to 2,913, a −0.546% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,684 to $61,793, a 5.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.37%), White (Hispanic) (0.721%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.0343%).

None of the households in Douglas 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.

99.9% of the residents in Douglas County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Douglas County, SD was $84,100, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%. Most people in Douglas County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, SD was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Douglas County, SD is home to a population of 2.91k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.893% of Douglas County, SD residents were born outside of the country (26 people).

In 2020, there were 35.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.74k people) in Douglas County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 69 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.74k ± 10
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    78 ± 54.9
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    69 ± 65
0.79%
Hispanic Population
23 people

In 2020, there were 35.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.74k people) in Douglas County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 69 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.79% of the people in Douglas County, SD are hispanic (23 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.893%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
26 people
2.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
64 people

As of 2020, 0.893% of Douglas County, SD residents (26 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 Douglas County, SD was 2.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.7
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Douglas County, SD was 45.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Douglas County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Douglas County, SD residents was 47.

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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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Citizenship

99.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.9% of Douglas County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, SD was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    103 ± 43
  2. Korea
    25 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    18 ± 23

Douglas County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Dakota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

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.

The economy of Douglas County, SD employs 1.44k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (293 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (192 people), and Public Administration (142 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,056), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($70,875).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,793
2020 value
± $7,076
5.3%
1 Year Growth
± 15.3%

Households in Douglas County, SD have a median annual income of $61,793, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,684 in 2019, which represents a 5.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$57,995
Average Male Salary in South Dakota
± $3,076
$45,104
Average Female Salary in South Dakota
± $2,724

In 2020, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Dakota
  1. Asian
    $47,345 ± $22,429
  2. White
    $46,511 ± $1,967
  3. Other
    $34,772 ± $8,729

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Dakota.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas 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.

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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Census Tract 9696
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, SD (225 out of 2.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    223 ± 66
  2. Hispanic
    22 ± 60
  3. Native American
    1 ± 50

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

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

1.44k
2020 Value
± 174
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 15.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Douglas County, SD grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 1.4k employees to 1.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, SD, are Management Occupations (322 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (137 people), and Production Occupations (100 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Douglas County, SD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (322 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (137 people), and Production Occupations (100 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.44 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.67 times), and Management Occupations (2.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Douglas County, SD, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,406), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($56,250), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($51,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.44k
2020 Value
± 174
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 15.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Douglas County, SD grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 1.4k employees to 1.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (293 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (192 people), and Public Administration (142 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Douglas 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 Douglas County, SD, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (293 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (192 people), and Public Administration (142 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Douglas County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.6 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (4 times), and Public Administration (2.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Douglas County, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,056), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($70,875).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 86% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (12.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%). The most partisan county was Harding County, SD with 92% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Douglas 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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Douglas County, SD
86% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Dakota
  1. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 90.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Dakota was Harding County, SD with 92% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Dakota colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Dakota over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Douglas County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, SD was $84,100 in 2020, which is 0.366 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $94,400 to $84,100, a 10.9% decrease. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, SD is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Douglas County, SD have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, SD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$84,100
2020 Median
± $11,347
$94,400
2019 Median
± $21,785

In 2020, the median property value in Douglas County, SD declined from to $84,100 from the previous year's value of $94,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Douglas 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 Douglas County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.
$61,793
Median Household Income
± $7,076
1.2k
Number of Households
± 137

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.2k households in Douglas County, SD grew to $61,793 from the previous year's value of $58,684.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Douglas County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
2020 Homeownership
79.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 74.3% of the housing units in Douglas County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Douglas County, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, SD have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.37% of the workforce in Douglas County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Walked (8.89%)

In 2020, 73.9% of workers in Douglas County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who walked to work (8.89%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

84.4% of the population of Douglas County, SD has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 3.98% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 26.7% on non-group plans, and 1.99% 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 Douglas County, SD see 2935 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% increase from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2921 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aurora County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.3%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (52.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,935 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, SD

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, SD see an average of 2,935 patients per year. This represents a 100% increase from the previous year (1,466 patients).

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

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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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Dakota
$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

15.6%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
3.98%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
26.7%
Non-Group
1.99%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, SD grew by 15.2% from 13.6% to 15.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Douglas 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. 21.3% prevalence
  2. 19.9% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Aurora County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 21.3%.

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

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