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.