Lake County, SD

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Population

12,350

0.154% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$58,467

2.15% growth

Number of Employees

6,498

0.76% growth

Median Property Value

$155,200

5.51% growth

About

In 2017, Lake County, SD had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $58,467. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake County, SD grew from 12,331 to 12,350, a 0.154% increase and its median household income grew from $57,239 to $58,467, a 2.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.551%). N/A% of the people in Lake County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, SD are Dakota State University (486 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Lake County, SD is $155,200, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Lake County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake 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 Lake County, SD employs 6.5k people. The largest industries in Lake County, SD are Manufacturing (1,065 people), Educational Services (829 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (793 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($116,750), Utilities ($65,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,563).

Median household income in Lake County, SD is $58,467. Males in Lake 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 Lake County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,467

2017 value

± $3,832

2.15%

1 Year Growth

± 10.7%

Households in Lake County, SD have a median annual income of $58,467, 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 $57,239 in 2016, which represents a 2.15% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Lake County, SD compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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 Lake 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 9603

  2. Census Tract 9601

  3. Census Tract 9602

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, SD was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $83,553, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9602, with respective values of $66,068 and $51,623.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, SD (1.8k out of 11.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,784 ± 383

  2. Hispanic

    160 ± 140

  3. Two Or More

    9 ± 78

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

6.5k

2017 Value

± 526

0.76%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, SD grew at a rate of 0.76%, from 6.45k employees to 6.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, SD, are Management Occupations (807 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (748 people), and Production Occupations (730 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, SD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (807 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (748 people), and Production Occupations (730 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.85 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,544), and Legal Occupations ($62,188).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.5k

2017 Value

± 526

0.76%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, SD grew at a rate of 0.76%, from 6.45k employees to 6.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, SD, are Manufacturing (1,065 people), Educational Services (829 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, SD, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,065 people), Educational Services (829 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (793 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.64 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.79 times), and Manufacturing (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, SD, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($116,750), Utilities ($65,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,563).

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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

93.6% of the population of Lake County, SD has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 8.22% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 2.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, SD see 2524 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (2474 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2152 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 993 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

2,524 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, SD see an average of 2,524 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (2,474 patients).

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

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.

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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

6.43%

Uninsured

51%

Employer Coverage

8.22%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

16.5%

Non-Group

2.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, SD declined by 7.06% from 6.92% to 6.43%.

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

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Diversity

Lake County, SD is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.972% of Lake County, SD residents were born outside of the country (120 people).

In 2017, there were 49.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Lake County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 226 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake County, SD was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Lake County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lake County, SD residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.972%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

120 people

0.746%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

92 people

As of 2017, 0.972% of Lake County, SD residents (120 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 Lake County, SD was 0.746%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Lake County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, SD was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake County, SD

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    11.6k ± 15

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    235 ± 185

  3. White (Hispanic)

    226 ± 60

In 2017, there were 49.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Lake County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 226 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    370 ± 103

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    119 ± 67

  3. Korea

    56 ± 41

Lake County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lake County, SD awarded 486 degrees. The student population of Lake County, SD is skewed towards men, with 1,982 male students and 1,325 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, SD are White (392 and 86.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17 and 3.77%), Two or More Races (12 and 2.66%), and Black or African American (11 and 2.44%).

The largest universities in Lake County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Dakota State University (486 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, SD are General Computer & Information Sciences (71 and 14.6%), Information Science (57 and 11.7%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (49 and 10.1%).

The median tuition costs in Lake County, SD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,191 and $10,121 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lake County, SD was Computer & Information Systems Security with 28 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

486 degrees awarded

$7,191

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Lake County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dakota State University with 486 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

310

Degrees Awarded to Men

176

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 310 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, SD, which is 1.76 times more than the 176 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

    392 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake County, SD were to White students. These 392 degrees mean that there were 23.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, SD was $155,200 in 2017, which is 0.676 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,100 to $155,200, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, SD is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, SD have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$155,200

2017 Median

± $12,951

$147,100

2016 Median

± $17,175

In 2017, the median property value in Lake County, SD grew to to $155,200 from the previous year's value of $147,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake 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 Lake County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$58,467

Median Household Income

± $3,832

4.82k

Number of Households

± 419

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.82k households in Lake County, SD grew to $58,467 from the previous year's value of $57,239.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lake County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Lake County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, SD have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.611% of the workforce in Lake County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.54%

  3. Carpooled

    6.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, SD was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.54%) and those who Carpooled (6.62%).

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

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