Harding County, SD

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2020 Population
1,178
9.8% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.8
5.91% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.62%
7.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,111
2.44% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$97,400
3.66% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
682
1.59% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Harding County, SD had a population of 1.18k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $61,111. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Harding County, SD declined from 1,306 to 1,178, a −9.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,655 to $61,111, a 2.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Harding County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), Other (Hispanic) (2.04%), and White (Hispanic) (0.424%).

None of the households in Harding 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 Harding County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Harding County, SD was $97,400, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%. Most people in Harding County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harding County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Harding County, SD is home to a population of 1.18k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.27% of Harding County, SD residents were born outside of the country (15 people).

In 2020, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.09k people) in Harding County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 26 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Harding County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 96
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    33 ± 39
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    26 ± 24.2
2.63%
Hispanic Population
31 people

In 2020, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.09k people) in Harding County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 26 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.63% of the people in Harding County, SD are hispanic (31 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
15 people
1.61%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
21 people

As of 2020, 1.27% of Harding County, SD residents (15 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 Harding County, SD was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 6.5
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 38.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Harding County, SD was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Harding County, SD are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Harding County, SD residents was 42.

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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

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Harding County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Harding 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
    30 ± 19
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    29 ± 38
  3. Korea
    12 ± 12

Harding County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 Harding County, SD employs 682 people. The largest industries in Harding County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (288 people), Construction (102 people), and Retail Trade (75 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,182).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,111
2020 value
± $5,356
2.44%
1 Year Growth
± 10.5%

Households in Harding County, SD have a median annual income of $61,111, 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 $59,655 in 2019, which represents a 2.44% 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 Harding 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 9687
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 65 - 74
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harding County, SD (77 out of 1.16k 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 Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

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
    51 ± 58
  2. Native American
    26 ± 64
  3. Black
    0 ± 51

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

682
2020 Value
± 110
−1.59%
1 Year decline
± 21.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harding County, SD declined at a rate of −1.59%, from 693 employees to 682 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harding County, SD, are Management Occupations (212 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (88 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (84 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harding County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harding County, SD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (212 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (88 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (84 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harding County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (19.2 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.96 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.04 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harding County, SD, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($78,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,000), and Production Occupations ($58,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

682
2020 Value
± 110
−1.59%
1 Year decline
± 21.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Harding County, SD declined at a rate of −1.59%, from 693 employees to 682 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harding County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (288 people), Construction (102 people), and Retail Trade (75 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harding County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Harding 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 Harding County, SD, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (288 people), Construction (102 people), and Retail Trade (75 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harding County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (34.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.98 times), and Construction (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harding County, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,182).

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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 Harding County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 92% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (6.03%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%). 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.

Harding 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 Harding County, SD
92% 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 Harding County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harding County, SD was $97,400 in 2020, which is 0.424 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $101,100 to $97,400, a 3.66% decrease. The homeownership rate in Harding County, SD is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Harding County, SD have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Harding County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,400
2020 Median
± $18,615
$101,100
2019 Median
± $20,058

In 2020, the median property value in Harding County, SD declined from to $97,400 from the previous year's value of $101,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harding 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 Harding County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

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$61,111
Median Household Income
± $5,356
516
Number of Households
± 80

In 2020, the median household income of the 516 households in Harding County, SD grew to $61,111 from the previous year's value of $59,655.

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

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
2020 Homeownership
67.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 65.5% of the housing units in Harding County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harding County, SD have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.3% of the workforce in Harding County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (39.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (36.7%)
  3. Walked (11.4%)

In 2020, 39.8% of workers in Harding County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (36.7%) and those who walked to work (11.4%).

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

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93% of the population of Harding County, SD has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 8.01% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 26% on non-group plans, and 5.23% 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).

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%)

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

6.97%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
8.01%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
26%
Non-Group
5.23%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harding County, SD grew by 6.77% from 6.53% to 6.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harding 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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