Whitewood, SD

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Population

1,062

12% growth

Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$56,250

5.63% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

528

9.32% growth

Median Property Value

$115,500

2.78% decline

About

In 2017, Whitewood, SD had a population of 1.06k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $56,250. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whitewood, SD grew from 948 to 1,062, a 12% increase and its median household income grew from $53,250 to $56,250, a 5.63% increase.

The population of Whitewood, SD is 96.2% White Alone, 1.79% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 1.32% Two or More Races. 0.848% of the people in Whitewood, SD speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Whitewood, SD is $115,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.6%. Most people in Whitewood, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitewood, 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

Economy

The economy of Whitewood, SD employs 528 people. The largest industries in Whitewood, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (115 people), Construction (82 people), and Manufacturing (47 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,125), Public Administration ($53,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,750).

Median household income in Whitewood, SD is $56,250. Males in Whitewood, 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 Whitewood, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,250

2017 value

± $13,618

5.63%

1 Year Growth

± 37.3%

Households in Whitewood, SD have a median annual income of $56,250, 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 $53,250 in 2016, which represents a 5.63% 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 Whitewood, SD 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 Whitewood, SD 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 Whitewood, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitewood, SD was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitewood, SD (135 out of 1.06k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    117 ± 57

  2. Native American

    16 ± 47

  3. Two Or More

    2 ± 45

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitewood, SD is White, followed by Native American 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

528

2017 Value

± 90

9.32%

1 Year growth

± 22.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitewood, SD grew at a rate of 9.32%, from 483 employees to 528 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitewood, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (81 people), and Transportation Occupations (30 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitewood, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whitewood, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (95 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (81 people), and Transportation Occupations (30 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitewood, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.21 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.42 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitewood, SD, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($68,125), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,646), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($49,643).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

528

2017 Value

± 90

9.32%

1 Year growth

± 22.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitewood, SD grew at a rate of 9.32%, from 483 employees to 528 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitewood, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (115 people), Construction (82 people), and Manufacturing (47 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitewood, SD, though some of these residents may live in Whitewood, 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 Whitewood, SD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (115 people), Construction (82 people), and Manufacturing (47 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitewood, SD has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.46 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.84 times), and Construction (2.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitewood, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,125), Public Administration ($53,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,750).

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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. with $4.44B and Live animals/fish and $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

86.8% of the population of Whitewood, SD has health coverage, with 49.7% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 9.79% on Medicare, 9.42% on non-group plans, and 3.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Whitewood, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, N/A the highest prevalence of N/A (N/A). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1293 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients).

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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

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%).

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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

13.2%

Uninsured

49.7%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

9.79%

Medicare

9.42%

Non-Group

3.95%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitewood, SD declined by 10.1% from 14.7% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitewood, 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. N/A

    N/A

  2. N/A

    N/A

  3. N/A

    N/A

N/A the highest prevalence of N/A in South Dakota, at N/A.

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Diversity

Whitewood, SD is home to a population of 1.06k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Whitewood, SD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Whitewood, SD is composed of 1.02k White Alone residents (96.2%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.79%), 14 Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 7 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.659%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Whitewood, SD are Scandinavian Languages (5 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (2 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whitewood, SD was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Whitewood, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Whitewood, SD residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0% of Whitewood, SD residents 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 Whitewood, SD was 0%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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 Whitewood, SD was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 Whitewood, SD residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Whitewood, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whitewood, SD was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.02k ± 162

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    19 ± 24

  3. Two or More Races

    14 ± 15

In 2017, there were 53.8 times more White Alone residents (1.02k people) in Whitewood, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 14 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 Whitewood, SD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Scandinavian Languages

    5 speakers (0.606%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2 speakers (0.242%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.848% of Whitewood, SD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Whitewood, SD was Scandinavian Languages. 0.606% of the overall population of Whitewood, SD are native Scandinavian Languages speakers. 0.242% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0% speak Scandinavian Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    24 ± 24

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    22 ± 23

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3 ± 11

Whitewood, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitewood, SD was $115,500 in 2017, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,800 to $115,500, a 2.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in Whitewood, SD is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whitewood, SD have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whitewood, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,250

Median Household Income

± $13,618

381

Number of Households

± 69

In 2017, the median household income of the 381 households in Whitewood, SD grew to $56,250 from the previous year's value of $53,250.

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Housing

Property Value

$115,500

2017 Median

± $23,513

$118,800

2016 Median

± $21,068

In 2017, the median property value in Whitewood, SD declined from to $115,500 from the previous year's value of $118,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Whitewood, 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 Whitewood, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.6%

2017 Homeownership

74.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.6% of the housing units in Whitewood, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Whitewood, 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 Whitewood, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whitewood, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitewood, SD have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Whitewood, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13.6%

  3. Walked

    4.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Whitewood, SD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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