Hughes County, SD

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2019 Population
17,608
0.0511% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38
0% 1-year change
2019 Poverty Rate
11.2%
0.58% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$64,783
1.92% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$177,500
1.49% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
9,334
0.118% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Hughes County, SD had a population of 17.6k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $64,783. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Hughes County, SD declined from 17,617 to 17,608, a −0.0511% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,564 to $64,783, a 1.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hughes County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), White (Hispanic) (1.88%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.659%). 0% of the households in Hughes County, SD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.1% of the residents in Hughes County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Hughes County, SD was $177,500, and the homeownership rate was 68.8%. Most people in Hughes County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11 minutes. The average car ownership in Hughes County, SD was 2 cars per household.

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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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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Diversity

Hughes County, SD is home to a population of 17.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.71% of Hughes County, SD residents were born outside of the country (653 people).

In 2019, there were 6.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.5k people) in Hughes County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 455 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hughes County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 16
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.09k ± 185
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    455 ± 188
3.2%
Hispanic Population
563 people

In 2019, there were 6.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.5k people) in Hughes County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.09k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 455 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.2% of the people in Hughes County, SD are hispanic (563 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.71%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
653 people
1.15%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
202 people

As of 2019, 3.71% of Hughes County, SD residents (653 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hughes County, SD was 1.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Hughes County, SD was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Hughes County, SD are getting staying the same age. In 2018, the average age of all Hughes County, SD residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,277 ± 1,403 people
  2. Ethiopia
    2,274 ± 1,169 people
  3. Guatemala
    2,232 ± 1,158 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,277 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,274 and Guatemala with 2,232.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
99.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Hughes County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Hughes County, SD was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    437 ± 128
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    224 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    143 ± 77

Hughes County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Hughes County, SD is $64,783. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hughes County, SD was Census Tract 9780 with a value of $80,139, followed by Census Tract 9777 and Census Tract 9778, with respective values of $75,308 and $66,033.

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,005. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hughes County, SD employs 9.33k people. The largest industries in Hughes County, SD are Public Administration (2,328 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,105 people), and Retail Trade (903 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($75,731), Utilities ($65,000), and Wholesale Trade ($60,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,783
2019 value
± $3,758
1.92%
1 Year Growth
± 10%

Households in Hughes County, SD have a median annual income of $64,783, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,564 in 2018, which represents a 1.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,959
Average Male Salary in South Dakota
± $3,037
$43,005
Average Female Salary in South Dakota
± $2,581

In 2019, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.32 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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. White
    $45,335 ± $1,926
  2. Asian
    $37,346 ± $16,599
  3. Black
    $30,863 ± $6,636

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Dakota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hughes County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.432
2019 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.432
2018 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2019, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.432 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.1% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9780
  2. Census Tract 9777
  3. Census Tract 9778

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hughes County, SD was Census Tract 9780 with a value of $80,139, followed by Census Tract 9777 and Census Tract 9778, with respective values of $75,308 and $66,033.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hughes County, SD (1.86k out of 16.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    991 ± 272
  2. Native American
    828 ± 215
  3. Hispanic
    65 ± 133

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

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

9.33k
2019 Value
± 687
0.118%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hughes County, SD grew at a rate of 0.118%, from 9.32k employees to 9.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hughes County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,239 people), Management Occupations (983 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (748 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hughes County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hughes County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,239 people), Management Occupations (983 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (748 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hughes County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.73 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hughes County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,587), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,650), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,600).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.33k
2019 Value
± 687
0.118%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Hughes County, SD grew at a rate of 0.118%, from 9.32k employees to 9.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hughes County, SD, are Public Administration (2,328 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,105 people), and Retail Trade (903 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hughes County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Hughes 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 Hughes County, SD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (2,328 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,105 people), and Retail Trade (903 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hughes County, SD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (5.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.97 times), and Utilities (2.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hughes County, SD, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($75,731), Utilities ($65,000), and Wholesale Trade ($60,000).

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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. $13B
  2. $5.96B
  3. $4.05B

In 2018, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $13B, followed by Other ag prods. ($5.96B) and Live animals/fish ($4.05B).

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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$63B
2018 Value in South Dakota
$98.3B
Projected 2045 Value in South Dakota
56.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Dakota trade was $63B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $98.3B 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. $7.1B
  2. $2.35B
  3. $2.24B

In 2018, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.1B, followed by Iowa with $2.35B and Illinois and $2.24B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Hughes County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 63.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30%), followed by Other (6.74%). The most partisan county was Harding County, SD with 90.3% 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.

Hughes 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 Hughes County, SD
63.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Dakota
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Dakota was Harding County, SD with 90.3% 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.

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US Representatives from Hughes County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hughes County, SD was $177,500 in 2019, which is 0.738 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $174,900 to $177,500, a 1.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Hughes County, SD is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Hughes County, SD have an average commute time of 11 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hughes County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$177,500
2019 Median
± $8,128
$174,900
2018 Median
± $7,482

In 2019, the median property value in Hughes County, SD grew to to $177,500 from the previous year's value of $174,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hughes 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 Hughes County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$64,783
Median Household Income
± $3,758
7.46k
Number of Households
± 576

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.46k households in Hughes County, SD grew to $64,783 from the previous year's value of $63,564.

The following chart displays the households in Hughes 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.8%
2019 Homeownership
66.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68.8% of the housing units in Hughes County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hughes County, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hughes County, SD have a shorter commute time (11 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.793% of the workforce in Hughes County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.39%)
  3. Walked (4.23%)

In 2019, 83.5% of workers in Hughes County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.39%) and those who walked to work (4.23%).

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 Hughes County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hughes County, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Hughes County, SD has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 9.67% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.94% 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 Hughes County, SD see 1358 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.61% increase from the previous year (1262 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1753 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 449 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

1,358 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hughes County, SD

Primary care physicians in Hughes County, SD see an average of 1,358 patients per year. This represents a 7.61% increase from the previous year (1,262 patients).

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

6.7%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
9.67%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.94%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hughes County, SD grew by 1.51% from 6.6% to 6.7%.

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