Codington County, SD

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Population

27,963

0.276% growth

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$52,025

3.77% growth

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Number of Employees

15,522

1.62% growth

Median Property Value

$166,500

4.52% growth

About

In 2017, Codington County, SD had a population of 28k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $52,025. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Codington County, SD grew from 27,886 to 27,963, a 0.276% increase and its median household income grew from $50,133 to $52,025, a 3.77% increase.

The population of Codington County, SD is 93.2% White Alone, 2.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.81% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Codington County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Codington County, SD are Lake Area Technical Institute (693 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Codington County, SD is $166,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.1%. Most people in Codington County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Codington 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

Economy

The economy of Codington County, SD employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Codington County, SD are Manufacturing (2,722 people), Retail Trade (2,445 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,673 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,302), Wholesale Trade ($44,664), and Public Administration ($42,277).

Median household income in Codington County, SD is $52,025. Males in Codington 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 Codington County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,025

2017 value

± $2,248

3.77%

1 Year Growth

± 6.11%

Households in Codington County, SD have a median annual income of $52,025, 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 $50,133 in 2016, which represents a 3.77% 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 Codington 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 9543.02

  2. Census Tract 9541

  3. Census Tract 9546

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Codington County, SD was Census Tract 9543.02 with a value of $74,737, followed by Census Tract 9541 and Census Tract 9546, with respective values of $71,489 and $67,105.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Codington County, SD (3.21k out of 27.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    2,845 ± 333

  2. Native American

    213 ± 124

  3. Hispanic

    90 ± 97

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Codington County, SD is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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

15.5k

2017 Value

± 769

1.62%

1 Year growth

± 6.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Codington County, SD grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 15.3k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Codington County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,433 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,896 people), and Production Occupations (1,681 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Codington County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Codington County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,433 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,896 people), and Production Occupations (1,681 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Codington County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.87 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.83 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Codington County, SD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($111,875), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,306), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($50,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.5k

2017 Value

± 769

1.62%

1 Year growth

± 6.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Codington County, SD grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 15.3k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Codington County, SD, are Manufacturing (2,722 people), Retail Trade (2,445 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,673 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Codington County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Codington 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 Codington County, SD, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,722 people), Retail Trade (2,445 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Codington County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.83 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.73 times), and Retail Trade (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Codington County, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,302), Wholesale Trade ($44,664), and Public Administration ($42,277).

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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

93.7% of the population of Codington County, SD has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 9.8% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 2.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Codington County, SD see 998 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (998 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1123 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 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

998 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Codington County, SD see an average of 998 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (998 patients).

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

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%).

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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

6.35%

Uninsured

51.4%

Employer Coverage

9.8%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

17.9%

Non-Group

2.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Codington County, SD declined by 12.3% from 7.24% to 6.35%.

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

Codington County, SD is home to a population of 28k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.44% of Codington County, SD residents were born outside of the country (403 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Codington County, SD is composed of 26.1k White Alone residents (93.2%), 588 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.1%), 506 Two or More Races residents (1.81%), 465 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.66%), 180 Asian Alone residents (0.644%), 133 Black or African American Alone residents (0.476%), 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0644%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Codington County, SD was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Codington County, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Codington County, SD residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

403 people

1.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

367 people

As of 2017, 1.44% of Codington County, SD residents (403 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 Codington County, SD was 1.32%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Codington County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Codington County, SD was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.1k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    588 ± 134

  3. Two or More Races

    506 ± 149

In 2017, there were 44.3 times more White Alone residents (26.1k people) in Codington County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 588 Hispanic or Latino and 506 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 Codington 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 Codington 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 Codington County, SD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Codington 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

    727 ± 145

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    421 ± 169

  3. Korea

    274 ± 72

Codington County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Codington County, SD awarded 693 degrees. The student population of Codington County, SD is skewed towards men, with 1,087 male students and 974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Codington County, SD are White (613 and 88.5%), followed by Unknown (46 and 6.64%), American Indian or Alaska Native (15 and 2.16%), and Asian (9 and 1.3%).

The largest universities in Codington County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Lake Area Technical Institute (693 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Codington County, SD are General Agriculture Management (137 and 19.8%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (73 and 10.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (50 and 7.22%).

The median tuition costs in Codington County, SD are $N/A 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. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Codington County, SD was Diesel Mechanics Technology with 73 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

693 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Codington County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lake Area Technical Institute with 693 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

370

Degrees Awarded to Men

323

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 370 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Codington County, SD, which is 1.15 times more than the 323 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

    613 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    46 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    15 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Codington County, SD were to White students. These 613 degrees mean that there were 13.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Codington County, SD was $166,500 in 2017, which is 0.765 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $159,300 to $166,500, a 4.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Codington County, SD is 65.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Codington County, SD have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Codington 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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$52,025

Median Household Income

± $2,248

12k

Number of Households

± 654

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Codington County, SD grew to $52,025 from the previous year's value of $50,133.

The following chart displays the households in Codington 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

$166,500

2017 Median

± $7,151

$159,300

2016 Median

± $7,328

In 2017, the median property value in Codington County, SD grew to to $166,500 from the previous year's value of $159,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Codington 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 Codington County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.1%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.1% of the housing units in Codington County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

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

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Commute Time

13.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Codington County, SD have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Codington County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.58%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.38%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Codington County, SD was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.58%) and those who Worked At Home (5.38%).

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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