Potter County, SD

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Population

2,318

0.52% growth

Median Age

52.6


Median Household Income

$51,597

7.51% growth

Poverty Rate

6.53%


Number of Employees

1,159

0.6% decline

Median Property Value

$81,600

0.246% growth

About

In 2017, Potter County, SD had a population of 2.32k people with a median age of 52.6 and a median household income of $51,597. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Potter County, SD grew from 2,306 to 2,318, a 0.52% increase and its median household income grew from $47,991 to $51,597, a 7.51% increase.

The population of Potter County, SD is 93.1% White Alone, 2.33% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 2.29% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Potter County, SD speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Potter County, SD is $81,600, and the homeownership rate is 82.6%. Most people in Potter County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Potter 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 Potter County, SD employs 1.16k people. The largest industries in Potter County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people), and Retail Trade (144 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,750), Wholesale Trade ($43,250), and Construction ($39,531).

Median household income in Potter County, SD is $51,597. Males in Potter 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 Potter County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,597

2017 value

± $4,265

7.51%

1 Year Growth

± 10.1%

Households in Potter County, SD have a median annual income of $51,597, 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 $47,991 in 2016, which represents a 7.51% 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 Potter 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 1

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Potter County, SD was Census Tract 1 with a value of $51,597, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Potter County, SD (145 out of 2.22k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 75+.

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

    145 ± 50

  2. Hispanic

    13 ± 48

  3. Black

    0 ± 46

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

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

1.16k

2017 Value

± 113

-0.6%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Potter County, SD declined at a rate of -0.6%, from 1.17k employees to 1.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Potter County, SD, are Management Occupations (205 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (114 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Potter County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Potter County, SD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (205 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (128 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Potter County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.37 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.84 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Potter County, SD, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($44,583), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($44,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($43,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.16k

2017 Value

± 113

-0.6%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Potter County, SD declined at a rate of -0.6%, from 1.17k employees to 1.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Potter County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people), and Retail Trade (144 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Potter County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Potter 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 Potter County, SD, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (212 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people), and Retail Trade (144 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Potter County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.5 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.7 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Potter County, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,750), Wholesale Trade ($43,250), and Construction ($39,531).

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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

94.1% of the population of Potter County, SD has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 6.3% on Medicaid, 18.3% on Medicare, 31% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Potter 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 2299 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2299 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 Potter County, SD see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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

5.9%

Uninsured

37.3%

Employer Coverage

6.3%

Medicaid

18.3%

Medicare

31%

Non-Group

1.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Potter County, SD declined by 18.4% from 7.23% to 5.9%.

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

Potter County, SD is home to a population of 2.32k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.67% of Potter County, SD residents were born outside of the country (62 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Potter County, SD is composed of 2.16k White Alone residents (93.1%), 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.33%), 53 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.29%), 28 Asian Alone residents (1.21%), 26 Two or More Races residents (1.12%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 45.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Potter County, SD was 52.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Potter County, SD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Potter County, SD residents was 54.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

62 people

0.564%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13 people

As of 2017, 2.67% of Potter County, SD residents (62 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 Potter County, SD was 0.564%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Potter County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Potter County, SD was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.16k ± 84

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    54 ± 39

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    53 ± 37.9

In 2017, there were 39.9 times more White Alone residents (2.16k people) in Potter County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 53 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    64 ± 25

  2. Korea

    56 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    28 ± 18

Potter County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Potter County, SD was $81,600 in 2017, which is 0.355 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,400 to $81,600, a 0.246% increase. The homeownership rate in Potter County, SD is 82.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Potter County, SD have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Potter County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$81,600

2017 Median

± $6,729

$81,400

2016 Median

± $5,401

In 2017, the median property value in Potter County, SD grew to to $81,600 from the previous year's value of $81,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Potter 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 Potter County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.

$51,597

Median Household Income

± $4,265

1.03k

Number of Households

± 98

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.03k households in Potter County, SD grew to $51,597 from the previous year's value of $47,991.

The following chart displays the households in Potter 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

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.6%

2017 Homeownership

80.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.6% of the housing units in Potter County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Potter County, SD have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Potter 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. Carpooled

    7.32%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Potter County, SD was Drove Alone (79%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.32%) and those who Worked At Home (7.32%).

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

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