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About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD


The economy of Lead, SD employs 1,531 people. The economy of Lead, SD is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 10; 5.75; and 4.93 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lead, SD are Accommodation & Food Service (401), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation (201), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (177), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($92,667), Utilities ($40,074), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($39,732).

Median household income in Lead, SD is $41,735. Males in Lead, SD have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,657. The income inequality of Lead, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lead, SD. In Lawrence County, SD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,408. Todd County, SD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Dakota.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lead, SD is from the county of Lawrence County, SD.

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Lead, SD is home to a population of 3,050 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lead, SD is composed of 2,754 White residents (90.3%), 105 Hispanic residents (3.44%), 75 Native residents (2.46%), 74 Asian residents (2.43%), and 41 Two+ residents (1.34%). The most common foreign languages in Lead, SD are Spanish (76 speakers), German (42 speakers), and Russian (32 speakers), but compared to other places, Lead, SD has a relative high number of German (42 speakers), Hindi (28 speakers), and Russian (32 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Rapid City PUMA, SD awarded 1,687 degrees. The student population of Rapid City PUMA, SD is skewed towards females, with 771 male students and 916 female students. Most students in Rapid City PUMA, SD are White (1,394 and 82.6%), followed by American Indian (68 and 4.03%), Hispanic or Latino (56 and 3.32%), and Two or more races (40 and 2.37%). The largest universities in Rapid City PUMA, SD by number of graduates are Black Hills State University (649 and 38.5%), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (423 and 25.1%), and Western Dakota Technical Institute (310 and 18.4%). The most popular majors in Rapid City PUMA, SD are General Business Administration & Management (136 and 8.06%), Mechanical Engineering (57 and 3.38%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (51 and 3.02%). The median tuition costs in Rapid City PUMA, SD are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,984 and $9,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Lead, SD is $105,900, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $102,400 to $105,900, a 3.42% increase. The homeownership rate of Lead, SD is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lead, SD have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lead, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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