Lincoln County, SD

Add Comparison

Population

53,147

3.41% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$81,849

5.67% growth

Poverty Rate

3.03%


Number of Employees

29,254

2.27% growth

Median Property Value

$209,700

5.64% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, SD had a population of 53.1k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $81,849. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, SD grew from 51,396 to 53,147, a 3.41% increase and its median household income grew from $77,455 to $81,849, a 5.67% increase.

The population of Lincoln County, SD is 93.6% White Alone, 1.88% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.85% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, SD are National American University-Sioux Falls (86 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lincoln County, SD is $209,700, and the homeownership rate is 78.9%. Most people in Lincoln County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, SD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Train crossing over Sioux Falls in South Dakota

Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, SD employs 29.3k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,065 people), Retail Trade (3,617 people), and Finance & Insurance (3,176 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,200), Utilities ($66,780), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,542).

Median household income in Lincoln County, SD is $81,849. Males in Lincoln County, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Lincoln County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,849

2017 value

± $2,971

5.67%

1 Year Growth

± 4.18%

Households in Lincoln County, SD have a median annual income of $81,849, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $77,455 in 2016, which represents a 5.67% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Lincoln County, SD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for South Dakota.

$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.35 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for South Dakota.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 101.05

  2. Census Tract 101.06

  3. Census Tract 101.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, SD was Census Tract 101.05 with a value of $106,250, followed by Census Tract 101.06 and Census Tract 101.04, with respective values of $99,479 and $99,120.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, SD (1.6k out of 52.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,396 ± 234

  2. Hispanic

    155 ± 122

  3. Two Or More

    128 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, SD is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

29.3k

2017 Value

± 1,086

2.27%

1 Year growth

± 5.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, SD grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 28.6k employees to 29.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,305 people), Management Occupations (3,930 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,550 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, SD.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,305 people), Management Occupations (3,930 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,550 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.37 times), and Management Occupations (1.32 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, SD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($78,125), Legal Occupations ($71,063), and Management Occupations ($65,257).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

29.3k

2017 Value

± 1,086

2.27%

1 Year growth

± 5.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, SD grew at a rate of 2.27%, from 28.6k employees to 29.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,065 people), Retail Trade (3,617 people), and Finance & Insurance (3,176 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Lincoln County, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,065 people), Retail Trade (3,617 people), and Finance & Insurance (3,176 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, SD has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.32 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.01 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.77 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, SD, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,200), Utilities ($66,780), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,542).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. $11.8B

  2. $4.58B

  3. $4.53B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.8B, followed by Live animals/fish ($4.58B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.53B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for South Dakota state.

$66.6B

2020 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

38.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $66.6B. This is expected to increase 38.4% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. $8.77B

  2. $2.47B

  3. $2.17B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $8.77B, followed by Iowa with $2.47B and Nebraska and $2.17B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

95.4% of the population of Lincoln County, SD has health coverage, with 66.7% on employee plans, 4.06% on Medicaid, 7.93% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lincoln County, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, SD see 587 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.7% decrease from the previous year (636 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1068 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 410 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, SD see an average of 587 patients per year. This represents a 7.7% decrease from the previous year (636 patients).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Dakota.

$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

4.63%

Uninsured

66.7%

Employer Coverage

4.06%

Medicaid

7.93%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

1.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, SD declined by 3.84% from 4.82% to 4.63%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Lincoln County, SD is home to a population of 53.1k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.4% of Lincoln County, SD residents were born outside of the country (1.28k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lincoln County, SD is composed of 49.8k White Alone residents (93.6%), 1k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.88%), 985 Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 568 Asian Alone residents (1.07%), 554 Black or African American Alone residents (1.04%), 256 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.482%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0395%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0169%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, SD was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Lincoln County, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, SD residents was 34.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.28k people

2.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.13k people

As of 2017, 2.4% of Lincoln County, SD residents (1.28k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, SD was 2.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Lincoln County, SD compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for South Dakota.

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Lincoln County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, SD was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Lincoln County, SD compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    49.8k ± 38

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1k ± 216

  3. Two or More Races

    985 ± 202

In 2017, there were 49.8 times more White Alone residents (49.8k people) in Lincoln County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1k Hispanic or Latino and 985 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lincoln County, SD as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,276 ± 201

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    667 ± 145

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    337 ± 109

Lincoln County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2017, universities in Lincoln County, SD awarded 86 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, SD is skewed towards women, with 47 male students and 172 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, SD are White (75 and 87.2%), followed by Unknown (4 and 4.65%), Black or African American (2 and 2.33%), and Asian (1 and 1.16%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, SD by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Sioux Falls (86 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, SD are General Business Administration & Management (21 and 24.4%), Registered Nursing (14 and 16.3%), and Paralegal (8 and 9.3%).

The median tuition costs in Lincoln County, SD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 6 degrees awarded

  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 13 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

86 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lincoln County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was National American University-Sioux Falls with 86 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

10

Degrees Awarded to Men

76

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 10 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, SD, which is 0.132 times less than the 76 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Lincoln County, SD by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    75 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lincoln County, SD were to White students. These 75 degrees mean that there were 18.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 4 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, SD was $209,700 in 2017, which is 0.913 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $198,500 to $209,700, a 5.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, SD is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, SD have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$209,700

2017 Median

± $5,698

$198,500

2016 Median

± $5,090

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, SD grew to to $209,700 from the previous year's value of $198,500.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$81,849

Median Household Income

± $2,971

18.7k

Number of Households

± 807

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Lincoln County, SD grew to $81,849 from the previous year's value of $77,455.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

78.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.9% of the housing units in Lincoln County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincoln County, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, SD have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Lincoln County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Lincoln County, SD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.42%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, SD was Drove Alone (87.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.42%) and those who Worked At Home (4.39%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart