Minnehaha County, SD

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Population

183,660

0.904% growth

Median Age

34.7


Median Household Income

$57,322

3.67% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

102,646

2.07% growth

Median Property Value

$166,600

4.06% growth

About

In 2017, Minnehaha County, SD had a population of 184k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $57,322. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Minnehaha County, SD grew from 182,014 to 183,660, a 0.904% increase and its median household income grew from $55,293 to $57,322, a 3.67% increase.

The population of Minnehaha County, SD is 83.6% White Alone, 4.75% Black or African American Alone, and 4.66% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Minnehaha County, SD speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Minnehaha County, SD are Southeast Technical Institute (888 degrees awarded in 2016), Augustana University (540 degrees), and University of Sioux Falls (424 degrees).

The median property value in Minnehaha County, SD is $166,600, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Minnehaha County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Minnehaha County, SD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Minnehaha County, SD employs 103k people. The largest industries in Minnehaha County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,357 people), Retail Trade (12,653 people), and Manufacturing (10,629 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,563), Utilities ($73,370), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,068).

Median household income in Minnehaha County, SD is $57,322. Males in Minnehaha 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 Minnehaha County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,322

2017 value

± $1,477

3.67%

1 Year Growth

± 3.22%

Households in Minnehaha County, SD have a median annual income of $57,322, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,293 in 2016, which represents a 3.67% 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.

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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 Minnehaha 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 104.01

  2. Census Tract 104.03

  3. Census Tract 11.06

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Minnehaha County, SD was Census Tract 104.01 with a value of $114,286, followed by Census Tract 104.03 and Census Tract 11.06, with respective values of $104,167 and $91,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Minnehaha 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

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Minnehaha County, SD (19.6k out of 179k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    13,093 ± 834

  2. Black

    2,284 ± 381

  3. Native American

    1,915 ± 322

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Minnehaha County, SD is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

103k

2017 Value

± 2,040

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 2.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Minnehaha County, SD grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 101k employees to 103k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Minnehaha County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,735 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,052 people), and Management Occupations (9,177 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Minnehaha County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Minnehaha County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,735 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,052 people), and Management Occupations (9,177 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Minnehaha County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.38 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.3 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Minnehaha County, SD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($65,735), Management Occupations ($59,689), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,638).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

103k

2017 Value

± 2,040

2.07%

1 Year growth

± 2.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Minnehaha County, SD grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 101k employees to 103k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Minnehaha County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,357 people), Retail Trade (12,653 people), and Manufacturing (10,629 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Minnehaha County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Minnehaha 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 Minnehaha County, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,357 people), Retail Trade (12,653 people), and Manufacturing (10,629 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Minnehaha County, SD has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.21 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.29 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Minnehaha County, SD, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($126,563), Utilities ($73,370), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,068).

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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. $11.7B

  2. $4.44B

  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. ($4.44B) and Live animals/fish ($4.29B).

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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$60.8B

2015 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% 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. $7.37B

  2. $2.21B

  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

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

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Health

92.1% of the population of Minnehaha County, SD has health coverage, with 57.8% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 9.02% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Minnehaha County, SD see 1089 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1095 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1911 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 616 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

1,089 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnehaha County, SD see an average of 1,089 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,095 patients).

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

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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%).

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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%).

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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

7.89%

Uninsured

57.8%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

9.02%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Minnehaha County, SD declined by 11.2% from 8.88% to 7.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Minnehaha 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

Minnehaha County, SD is home to a population of 184k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.52% of Minnehaha County, SD residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Minnehaha County, SD is composed of 154k White Alone residents (83.6%), 8.72k Black or African American Alone residents (4.75%), 8.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.66%), 4.75k Two or More Races residents (2.59%), 4.29k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.34%), 3.52k Asian Alone residents (1.92%), 259 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.141%), and 53 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0289%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Minnehaha County, SD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Minnehaha County, SD was 34.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Minnehaha County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Minnehaha County, SD residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12k people

6.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.6k people

As of 2017, 6.52% of Minnehaha County, SD residents (12k 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 Minnehaha County, SD was 6.37%, 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

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Minnehaha County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Minnehaha County, SD was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    154k ± 245

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.72k ± 512

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8.56k ± 993

In 2017, there were 17.6 times more White Alone residents (154k people) in Minnehaha County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.72k Black or African American Alone and 8.56k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Minnehaha County, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Minnehaha County, SD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Minnehaha County, SD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,330 ± 332

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,933 ± 239

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,248 ± 198

Minnehaha County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Minnehaha County, SD awarded 1,984 degrees. The student population of Minnehaha County, SD is skewed towards women, with 2,491 male students and 3,406 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Minnehaha County, SD are White (1,789 and 91.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (43 and 2.2%), Black or African American (33 and 1.69%), and Unknown (27 and 1.38%).

The largest universities in Minnehaha County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Southeast Technical Institute (888 and 44.8%), Augustana University (540 and 27.2%), and University of Sioux Falls (424 and 21.4%).

The most popular majors in Minnehaha County, SD are Registered Nursing (159 and 8.01%), General Business (140 and 7.06%), and General Business Administration & Management (104 and 5.24%).

The median tuition costs in Minnehaha County, SD are $28,807 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. 135 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Minnehaha County, SD was Registered Nursing with 135 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 888 degrees awarded

  2. 540 degrees awarded

  3. 424 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,807

Median Private

In 2016, the Minnehaha County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southeast Technical Institute with 888 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

723

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,261

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 723 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Minnehaha County, SD, which is 0.573 times less than the 1,261 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,789 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    43 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Minnehaha County, SD were to White students. These 1,789 degrees mean that there were 41.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Minnehaha County, SD was $166,600 in 2017, which is 0.766 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,100 to $166,600, a 4.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Minnehaha County, SD is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Minnehaha County, SD have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Minnehaha County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,322

Median Household Income

± $1,477

73.8k

Number of Households

± 1,734

In 2017, the median household income of the 73.8k households in Minnehaha County, SD grew to $57,322 from the previous year's value of $55,293.

The following chart displays the households in Minnehaha 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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Housing

Property Value

$166,600

2017 Median

± $1,686

$160,100

2016 Median

± $1,566

In 2017, the median property value in Minnehaha County, SD grew to to $166,600 from the previous year's value of $160,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Minnehaha 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 Minnehaha County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Minnehaha County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Minnehaha County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

63.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Minnehaha County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Minnehaha County, SD have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Minnehaha County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.49%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Minnehaha County, SD was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.49%) and those who Worked At Home (3.37%).

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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