Hughes County, SD

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Population
17,617
0.256% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
Median Age
38

Poverty Rate
11.2%

Median Household Income
$63,564
6.4% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$174,900
0.865% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,323
0.84% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Hughes County, SD had a population of 17.6k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $63,564. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Hughes County, SD grew from 17,572 to 17,617, a 0.256% increase and its median household income grew from $59,741 to $63,564, a 6.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hughes County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.42%), and White (Hispanic) (1.16%). NaNk% of the people in Hughes County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hughes County, SD is $174,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Hughes County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Hughes County, SD is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Hughes County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 63.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30%), followed by Other (6.74%). The most partisan county was Harding County, SD with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

N/A is currently represented by N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Hughes County, SD
63.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Dakota
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86.4% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Dakota was Harding County, SD with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Dakota colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Hughes County, SD is home to a population of 17.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.15% of Hughes County, SD residents were born outside of the country (202 people).

In 2018, there were 7.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Hughes County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 434 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hughes County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.6k ± 15
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.94k ± 201
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    434 ± 173
3.07%
Hispanic Population
541 people

In 2018, there were 7.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.6k people) in Hughes County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.94k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 434 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.07% of the people in Hughes County, SD are hispanic (541 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.15%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
202 people
1.17%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
205 people

As of 2018, 1.15% of Hughes County, SD residents (202 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hughes County, SD was 1.17%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
34
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Hughes County, SD was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Hughes County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Hughes County, SD residents was 38.

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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

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Hughes County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Hughes County, SD was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    394 ± 117
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    223 ± 115
  3. Korea
    124 ± 66

Hughes County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Hughes County, SD is $63,564. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hughes County, SD was Census Tract 9777 with a value of $71,447, followed by Census Tract 9780 and Census Tract 9778, with respective values of $71,375 and $64,846.

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hughes County, SD employs 9.32k people. The largest industries in Hughes County, SD are Public Administration (2,177 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,071 people), and Retail Trade (871 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,278), Utilities ($66,250), and Wholesale Trade ($62,031).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,564
2018 value
± $5,358
6.4%
1 Year Growth
± 9.5%

Households in Hughes County, SD have a median annual income of $63,564, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,741 in 2017, which represents a 6.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488
Average Male Salary in South Dakota
± $2,938
$39,572
Average Female Salary in South Dakota
± $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 in South Dakota
  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 in South Dakota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hughes County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.435
2017 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.433
2016 Wage GINI in South Dakota

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 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 9777
  2. Census Tract 9780
  3. Census Tract 9778

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hughes County, SD was Census Tract 9777 with a value of $71,447, followed by Census Tract 9780 and Census Tract 9778, with respective values of $71,375 and $64,846.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hughes 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

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hughes County, SD (1.83k out of 16.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 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
    920 ± 211
  2. Native American
    767 ± 182
  3. Hispanic
    200 ± 122

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

9.32k
2018 Value
± 635
-0.84%
1 Year decline
± 9.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hughes County, SD declined at a rate of -0.84%, from 9.4k employees to 9.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hughes County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,214 people), Management Occupations (954 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (812 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hughes County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hughes County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,214 people), Management Occupations (954 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (812 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hughes County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.95 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.43 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hughes County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,700), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,326), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,023).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.32k
2018 Value
± 635
-0.84%
1 Year decline
± 9.63%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Hughes County, SD declined at a rate of -0.84%, from 9.4k employees to 9.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hughes County, SD, are Public Administration (2,177 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,071 people), and Retail Trade (871 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hughes County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Hughes 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 Hughes County, SD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (2,177 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,071 people), and Retail Trade (871 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hughes County, SD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (5.03 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.79 times), and Utilities (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hughes County, SD, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,278), Utilities ($66,250), and Wholesale Trade ($62,031).

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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 in South Dakota
$92.2B
Projected 2045 Value in South Dakota
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hughes County, SD was $174,900 in 2018, which is 0.761 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $174,900, a 0.865% increase. The homeownership rate in Hughes County, SD is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hughes County, SD have an average commute time of 10.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hughes County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$174,900
2018 Median
± $7,482
$173,400
2017 Median
± $6,769

In 2018, the median property value in Hughes County, SD grew to to $174,900 from the previous year's value of $173,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hughes 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 Hughes County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$63,564
Median Household Income
± $5,358
7.48k
Number of Households
± 557

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.48k households in Hughes County, SD grew to $63,564 from the previous year's value of $59,741.

The following chart displays the households in Hughes 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
2018 Homeownership
64.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.6% of the housing units in Hughes County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.7%.

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

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Commute Time

10.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hughes County, SD have a shorter commute time (10.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.503% of the workforce in Hughes County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    82.9%
  2. Carpooled
    9.39%
  3. Walked
    3.55%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Hughes County, SD was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.39%) and those who Walked (3.55%).

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

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Health

93.4% of the population of Hughes County, SD has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hughes County, SD see 1350 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.16% decrease from the previous year (1470 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1600 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 518 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

1,350 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hughes County, SD

Primary care physicians in Hughes County, SD see an average of 1,350 patients per year. This represents a 8.16% decrease from the previous year (1,470 patients).

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

6.6%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hughes County, SD declined by 14.6% from 7.73% to 6.6%.

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