Lake County, SD

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2020 Population
12,747
0.236% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.8
1.39% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.1%
12.8% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,165
2.13% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$170,300
1.13% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
6,845
2.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lake County, SD had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $63,165. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lake County, SD grew from 12,717 to 12,747, a 0.236% increase and its median household income grew from $61,846 to $63,165, a 2.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), Other (Hispanic) (1.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.667%).

None of the households in Lake 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.

98.5% of the residents in Lake County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, SD are Dakota State University (601 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lake County, SD was $170,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Lake County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lake County, SD is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.13% of Lake County, SD residents were born outside of the country (271 people).

In 2020, there were 45.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Lake County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 263 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 241 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Lake County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, SD was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 16
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    263 ± 115
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    241 ± 145
2.62%
Hispanic Population
334 people

In 2020, there were 45.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.9k people) in Lake County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 263 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 241 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Lake County, SD are hispanic (334 people).

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

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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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Foreign-Born Population

2.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
271 people
2.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
259 people

As of 2020, 2.13% of Lake County, SD residents (271 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 Lake County, SD was 2.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    349 ± 104
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    90 ± 68
  3. Korea
    63 ± 41

Lake County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lake County, SD employs 6.85k people. The largest industries in Lake County, SD are Manufacturing (1,105 people), Educational Services (1,052 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (829 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,625), and Finance & Insurance ($67,083).

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.

Occupations

6.85k
2020 Value
± 541
2.41%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake County, SD grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 6.68k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, SD, are Production Occupations (812 people), Management Occupations (674 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (619 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.85k
2020 Value
± 541
2.41%
1 Year growth
± 10.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lake County, SD grew at a rate of 2.41%, from 6.68k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, SD, are Manufacturing (1,105 people), Educational Services (1,052 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (829 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Lake County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,135
Median earning men ± $4,956
$30,282
Median earning women ± $2,946

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,750), Other Services Except Public Administration ($72,188), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,431).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,146), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,500), and Public Administration ($37,269).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 104
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 97
    Manufacturing
  3. 89
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $99.2k
    Manufacturing
  2. $37.6k
    Wholesale Trade
  3. $28k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lake County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 62.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.11%).

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.

Lake 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.

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 Lake County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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In 2020, universities in Lake County, SD awarded 601 degrees. The student population of Lake County, SD in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 2,047 male students and 1,139 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, SD are White (485 and 85.2%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 3.51%), Two or More Races (18 and 3.16%), and Asian (16 and 2.81%).

The largest universities in Lake County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Dakota State University (601 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, SD are General Computer & Information Sciences (114 and 19%), Computer & Information Systems Security (107 and 17.8%), and Information Science (65 and 10.8%).

The median tuition cost in Lake County, SD for a public four year colleges is $7,541 for in-state students and $10,611 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Lake County, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 64.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,186 (64.2% men and 35.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,186 students enrolled in Lake County, SD, 64.2% men and 35.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,534 records, of which 37.8% were women and 62.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 49 degree-majors awarded
  2. 37 degree-majors awarded
  3. 65 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lake County, SD was General Computer & Information Sciences with 49 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lake County, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
601 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dakota State University with 601 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 391 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, SD, which is 1.86 times more than the 210 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 485 degrees mean that there were 24.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,541) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,995) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.501% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.414% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (202k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (127k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, SD was $170,300 in 2020, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $168,400 to $170,300, a 1.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, SD is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lake County, SD have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2021, 7.89% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.01%.

Property

$170,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,571
$3,482
Median Property Taxes
±$341

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lake County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
Homeownership
2020
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73.9% of the housing units in Lake County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9601

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

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Household Income

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$63,165
Median Household Income
± $5,600
4.71k
Number of Households
± 428

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.71k households in Lake County, SD grew to $63,165 from the previous year's value of $61,846.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.38%)

In 2020, 79.8% of workers in Lake County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.5%) and those who worked at home (7.38%).

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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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, SD have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Lake County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 7.89% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lake County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.01%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, SD (1.36k out of 12.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake County, SD is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 10% of the children was living in poverty in Lake County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 69.1 in Lake County, SD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 18 per 100,000 population.

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95% of the population of Lake County, SD has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 8.62% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.64% 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 Lake County, SD see 1451 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.37% decrease from the previous year (1601 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2559 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 800 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,451 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lake County, SD

Primary care physicians in Lake County, SD see an average of 1,451 patients per year. This represents a 9.37% decrease from the previous year (1,601 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.03%
Uninsured
51.1%
Employer Coverage
8.62%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.64%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, SD declined by 28.6% from 7.04% to 5.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake County, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.6% in Lake County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.67% in Lake County, SD.

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