Corson County, SD

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Population

4,177

0.168% growth

Poverty Rate

47.9%


Median Age

28.8


Median Household Income

$32,260

0.452% growth

Number of Employees

1,260

0.398% growth

Median Property Value

$53,300

4.82% decline

About

In 2017, Corson County, SD had a population of 4.18k people with a median age of 28.8 and a median household income of $32,260. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Corson County, SD grew from 4,170 to 4,177, a 0.168% increase and its median household income grew from $32,115 to $32,260, a 0.452% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Corson County, SD are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (67.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.84%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.455%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.359%). N/A% of the people in Corson County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Corson County, SD is $53,300, and the homeownership rate is 53.4%. Most people in Corson County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Corson County, SD is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Dakota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Corson County, SD employs 1.26k people. The largest industries in Corson County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (346 people), Educational Services (181 people), and Construction (114 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($32,375), Wholesale Trade ($31,917), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($31,858).

Median household income in Corson County, SD is $32,260. Males in Corson 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 Corson County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,260

2017 value

± $3,268

0.452%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Corson County, SD have a median annual income of $32,260, 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 $32,115 in 2016, which represents a 0.452% 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.

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 Corson 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 9410

  2. Census Tract 9411

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Corson County, SD was Census Tract 9410 with a value of $39,792, followed by Census Tract 9411 and N/A, with respective values of $25,774 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

47.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Corson County, SD (1.99k out of 4.15k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females < 5 and then Males < 5.

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. Native American

    1,821 ± 78

  2. White

    146 ± 35

  3. Two Or More

    16 ± 44

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

1.26k

2017 Value

± 87

0.398%

1 Year growth

± 9.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Corson County, SD grew at a rate of 0.398%, from 1.26k employees to 1.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Corson County, SD, are Management Occupations (331 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (152 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Corson County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Corson County, SD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (331 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (152 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Corson County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.81 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.58 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Corson County, SD, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($48,750), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($41,667), and Management Occupations ($36,328).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.26k

2017 Value

± 87

0.398%

1 Year growth

± 9.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Corson County, SD grew at a rate of 0.398%, from 1.26k employees to 1.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Corson County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (346 people), Educational Services (181 people), and Construction (114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Corson County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Corson 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 Corson County, SD, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (346 people), Educational Services (181 people), and Construction (114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Corson County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (23.2 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.93 times), and Public Administration (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Corson County, SD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($32,375), Wholesale Trade ($31,917), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($31,858).

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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

76.1% of the population of Corson County, SD has health coverage, with 15% on employee plans, 40.1% on Medicaid, 7.37% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.65% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Corson County, SD see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2066 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1033 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

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

23.9%

Uninsured

15%

Employer Coverage

40.1%

Medicaid

7.37%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.65%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Corson County, SD grew by 1.87% from 23.5% to 23.9%.

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

Corson County, SD is home to a population of 4.18k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.359% of Corson County, SD residents were born outside of the country (15 people).

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.82k people) in Corson County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.23k White (Non-Hispanic) and 77 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

63

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Corson County, SD was 28.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Corson County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Corson County, SD residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.359%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15 people

0.384%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16 people

As of 2017, 0.359% of Corson County, SD residents (15 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 Corson County, SD was 0.384%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Corson County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Corson County, SD was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Corson County, SD

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    2.82k ± 37

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    1.23k ± 9

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    77 ± 31.3

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.82k people) in Corson County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.23k White (Non-Hispanic) and 77 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    87 ± 27

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    41 ± 18

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    30 ± 16

Corson County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Corson County, SD was $53,300 in 2017, which is 0.232 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $56,000 to $53,300, a 4.82% decrease. The homeownership rate in Corson County, SD is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Corson County, SD have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Corson County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$53,300

2017 Median

± $4,178

$56,000

2016 Median

± $3,879

In 2017, the median property value in Corson County, SD declined from to $53,300 from the previous year's value of $56,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Corson 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 Corson County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$32,260

Median Household Income

± $3,268

1.24k

Number of Households

± 80

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.24k households in Corson County, SD grew to $32,260 from the previous year's value of $32,115.

The following chart displays the households in Corson 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

53.4%

2017 Homeownership

49.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.4% of the housing units in Corson County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.8%.

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

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Commute Time

15.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Corson County, SD have a shorter commute time (15.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Corson County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    24.8%

  3. Walked

    5.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Corson County, SD was Drove Alone (62.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (24.8%) and those who Walked (5.61%).

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 Corson County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Corson County, SD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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