Douglas County, SD

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2022 Population
2,823
0.529% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.6
1.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
62.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,048
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$120,900
15.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Douglas County, SD had a population of 2.82k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $75,048. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Douglas County, SD declined from 2,838 to 2,823, a −0.529% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,750 to $75,048, a 12.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.52%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.85%).

None of the households in Douglas County, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Douglas County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Douglas County, SD was $120,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Douglas County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Douglas County, SD was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Douglas County, SD is home to a population of 2.82k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.98% of Douglas County, SD residents were born outside of the country (56 people).

In 2022, there were 56.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.64k people) in Douglas County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 43 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Douglas County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Douglas County, SD was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Douglas County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.64k ± 2
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    47 ± 52
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    43 ± 39.3
2.09%
Hispanic Population
59 people

In 2022, there were 56.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.64k people) in Douglas County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 43 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.09% of the people in Douglas County, SD are hispanic (59 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
56 people
1.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29 people

As of 2022, 1.98% of Douglas County, SD residents (56 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Douglas County, SD was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    87 ± 39
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    16 ± 17
  3. Korea
    10 ± 12

Douglas County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Douglas County, SD employs 1.45k people. The largest industries in Douglas County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (306 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (206 people), and Retail Trade (189 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,417), and Transportation & Warehousing ($80,667).

Occupations

1.45k
2022 Value
± 148
2.92%
1 Year growth
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, SD grew at a rate of 2.92%, from 1.41k employees to 1.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Douglas County, SD, are Management Occupations (299 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (121 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Douglas County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.45k
2022 Value
± 148
2.92%
1 Year growth
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Douglas County, SD grew at a rate of 2.92%, from 1.41k employees to 1.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Douglas County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (306 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (206 people), and Retail Trade (189 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Douglas County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Douglas County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,324
Median earning men ± $2,811
$31,875
Median earning women ± $5,479

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($90,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,167), and Construction ($61,154).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,333), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,438), and Public Administration ($41,477).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.37%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 450k people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 2.37% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.96%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 33
    Manufacturing
  2. 28
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 21
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Douglas County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 86% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (12.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.35%).

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Douglas County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Douglas County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Douglas County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (206k), Some college (148k), and Bachelors Degree (133k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, SD was $120,900 in 2022, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $104,900 to $120,900, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Douglas County, SD is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Douglas County, SD have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Douglas County, SD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$120,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,545
$834
Median Property Taxes
±$97

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Douglas County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Douglas County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Douglas County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9696
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$75,048
Median Household Income
± $8,354
1.08k
Number of Households
± 119

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.08k households in Douglas County, SD grew to $75,048 from the previous year's value of $66,750.

The following chart displays the households in Douglas 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Douglas County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.438
2022 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.26% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.6%)
  2. Walked (9.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.56%)

In 2022, 72.6% of workers in Douglas County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.7%) and those who worked at home (9.56%).

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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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Douglas County, SD have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Douglas County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Douglas County, SD (394 out of 2.71k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 16 - 17.

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

79.3% of the population of Douglas County, SD has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 8.33% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, SD see 2921 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.477% decrease from the previous year (2935 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2906 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2906 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,921 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, SD

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, SD see an average of 2,921 patients per year. This represents a 0.477% decrease from the previous year (2,935 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.8% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.7%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
8.33%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Douglas County, SD grew by 34.2% from 15.4% to 20.7%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.8% in Douglas County, SD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Douglas County, SD.

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