Meade County, SD

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Population

27,066

0.842% growth

Poverty Rate

8.78%


Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$54,286

2.29% growth

Number of Employees

13,830

2.86% growth

Median Property Value

$168,400

1.32% growth

About

In 2017, Meade County, SD had a population of 27.1k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $54,286. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meade County, SD grew from 26,840 to 27,066, a 0.842% increase and its median household income grew from $53,069 to $54,286, a 2.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meade County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), White (Hispanic) (2.79%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.65%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%). N/A% of the people in Meade County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Meade County, SD is $168,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.6%. Most people in Meade County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Meade County, SD is 2 cars per household.

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

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Meade County, SD employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Meade County, SD are Construction (1,776 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,730 people), and Retail Trade (1,353 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,554), Utilities ($52,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,225).

Median household income in Meade County, SD is $54,286. Males in Meade 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 Meade County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,286

2017 value

± $3,943

2.29%

1 Year Growth

± 9.66%

Households in Meade County, SD have a median annual income of $54,286, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,069 in 2016, which represents a 2.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$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.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Meade 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 203.02

  2. Census Tract 203.01

  3. Census Tract 202

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meade County, SD was Census Tract 203.02 with a value of $66,687, followed by Census Tract 203.01 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $63,227 and $52,083.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.78% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meade County, SD (2.3k out of 26.3k 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 Males 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,922 ± 333

  2. Hispanic

    189 ± 142

  3. Two Or More

    160 ± 152

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meade 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.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.8k

2017 Value

± 821

2.86%

1 Year growth

± 8.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meade County, SD grew at a rate of 2.86%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meade County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,083 people), Management Occupations (1,760 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,231 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meade County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meade County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,083 people), Management Occupations (1,760 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meade County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.71 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.79 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meade County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,771), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,295), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,319).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 821

2.86%

1 Year growth

± 8.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meade County, SD grew at a rate of 2.86%, from 13.4k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meade County, SD, are Construction (1,776 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,730 people), and Retail Trade (1,353 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meade County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Meade 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 Meade County, SD, by number of employees, are Construction (1,776 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,730 people), and Retail Trade (1,353 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meade County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.55 times higher than expected), Construction (2.05 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meade County, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,554), Utilities ($52,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,225).

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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. $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.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$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.

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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. $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).

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Health

89.2% of the population of Meade County, SD has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 9.47% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 7.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Meade County, SD see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.1% decrease from the previous year (1925 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1731 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 675 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

1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Meade County, SD see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 22.1% decrease from the previous year (1,925 patients).

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

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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 

$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

10.8%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

9.47%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

19.3%

Non-Group

7.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meade County, SD grew by 1.63% from 10.7% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meade 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. 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.

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Diversity

Meade County, SD is home to a population of 27.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.08% of Meade County, SD residents were born outside of the country (564 people).

In 2017, there were 31.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.8k people) in Meade County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 755 White (Hispanic) and 718 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Meade County, SD was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Meade County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Meade County, SD residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

564 people

1.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

442 people

As of 2017, 2.08% of Meade County, SD residents (564 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 Meade County, SD was 1.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Meade County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Meade County, SD was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meade County, SD

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    23.8k ± 10

  2. White (Hispanic)

    755 ± 151

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    718 ± 218

In 2017, there were 31.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.8k people) in Meade County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 755 White (Hispanic) and 718 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    992 ± 229

  2. Vietnam

    767 ± 182

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    352 ± 128

Meade County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meade County, SD was $168,400 in 2017, which is 0.733 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,200 to $168,400, a 1.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Meade County, SD is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meade County, SD have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Meade County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,400

2017 Median

± $8,811

$166,200

2016 Median

± $8,606

In 2017, the median property value in Meade County, SD grew to to $168,400 from the previous year's value of $166,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Meade 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 Meade 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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$54,286

Median Household Income

± $3,943

11k

Number of Households

± 755

In 2017, the median household income of the 11k households in Meade County, SD grew to $54,286 from the previous year's value of $53,069.

The following chart displays the households in Meade 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.6% of the housing units in Meade County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meade County, SD have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Meade County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Meade County, SD was Drove Alone (77.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (7.69%).

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

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