Fall River County, SD

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Population

6,783

1.32% decline

Median Age

50.9


Median Household Income

$48,862

6.8% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

3,208

2.13% growth

Median Property Value

$116,700

0.69% growth

About

In 2017, Fall River County, SD had a population of 6.78k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $48,862. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fall River County, SD declined from 6,874 to 6,783, a -1.32% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,750 to $48,862, a 6.8% increase.

The population of Fall River County, SD is 85.2% White Alone, 4.89% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 3.95% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Fall River County, SD speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fall River County, SD is $116,700, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Fall River County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fall River 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 Fall River County, SD employs 3.21k people. The largest industries in Fall River County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (884 people), Educational Services (305 people), and Retail Trade (296 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,444), Transportation & Warehousing ($74,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,750).

Median household income in Fall River County, SD is $48,862. Males in Fall River 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 Fall River County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,862

2017 value

± $4,485

6.8%

1 Year Growth

± 13.4%

Households in Fall River County, SD have a median annual income of $48,862, 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 $45,750 in 2016, which represents a 6.8% 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 Fall River 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 9642

  2. Census Tract 9641

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fall River County, SD was Census Tract 9642 with a value of $49,762, followed by Census Tract 9641 and N/A, with respective values of $47,099 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fall River County, SD (978 out of 6.53k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    865 ± 187

  2. Native American

    73 ± 77

  3. Black

    20 ± 72

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fall River 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

3.21k

2017 Value

± 355

2.13%

1 Year growth

± 14.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fall River County, SD grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 3.14k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fall River County, SD, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (386 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), and Transportation Occupations (273 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fall River County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fall River County, SD, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (386 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people), and Transportation Occupations (273 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fall River County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.23 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.92 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fall River County, SD, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($71,302), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,454), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.21k

2017 Value

± 355

2.13%

1 Year growth

± 14.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fall River County, SD grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 3.14k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fall River County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (884 people), Educational Services (305 people), and Retail Trade (296 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fall River County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Fall River 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 Fall River County, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (884 people), Educational Services (305 people), and Retail Trade (296 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fall River County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.11 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.75 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fall River County, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,444), Transportation & Warehousing ($74,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,750).

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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

90.7% of the population of Fall River County, SD has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 6.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fall River County, SD see 1373 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.3% increase from the previous year (1141 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1370 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 196 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,373 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fall River County, SD see an average of 1,373 patients per year. This represents a 20.3% increase from the previous year (1,141 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fall River 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

9.29%

Uninsured

39.5%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

16%

Non-Group

6.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fall River County, SD declined by 0.216% from 9.31% to 9.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fall River 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

Fall River County, SD is home to a population of 6.78k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.24% of Fall River County, SD residents were born outside of the country (152 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fall River County, SD is composed of 5.78k White Alone residents (85.2%), 332 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.89%), 268 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.95%), 247 Two or More Races residents (3.64%), 108 Asian Alone residents (1.59%), 47 Black or African American Alone residents (0.693%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0295%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 21.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fall River County, SD was 50.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Fall River County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fall River County, SD residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

152 people

1.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

136 people

As of 2017, 2.24% of Fall River County, SD residents (152 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 Fall River County, SD was 1.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

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

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Fall River County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fall River County, SD was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.78k ± 3

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    332 ± 94

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    268 ± 99.5

In 2017, there were 17.4 times more White Alone residents (5.78k people) in Fall River County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 332 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 268 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    384 ± 84

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    122 ± 61

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    59 ± 46

Fall River County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fall River County, SD was $116,700 in 2017, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $116,700, a 0.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Fall River County, SD is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fall River County, SD have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fall River 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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$48,862

Median Household Income

± $4,485

3.12k

Number of Households

± 312

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.12k households in Fall River County, SD grew to $48,862 from the previous year's value of $45,750.

The following chart displays the households in Fall River 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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Housing

Property Value

$116,700

2017 Median

± $11,458

$115,900

2016 Median

± $15,417

In 2017, the median property value in Fall River County, SD grew to to $116,700 from the previous year's value of $115,900.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Fall River County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

14.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fall River County, SD have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Fall River County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.9%

  2. Walked

    9.9%

  3. Carpooled

    8.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fall River County, SD was Drove Alone (72.9%), followed by those who Walked (9.9%) and those who Carpooled (8.3%).

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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