Beadle County, SD

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2022 Population
19,089
0.686% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
1.63% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.67%
20.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,813
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$152,100
27.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Beadle County, SD had a population of 19.1k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $63,813. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Beadle County, SD grew from 18,959 to 19,089, a 0.686% increase and its median household income grew from $56,692 to $63,813, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beadle County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.95%), Other (Hispanic) (7.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.59%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.3%).

None of the households in Beadle County, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.2% of the residents in Beadle County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Beadle County, SD was $152,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.1%.

Most people in Beadle County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Beadle County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Beadle County, SD is home to a population of 19.1k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 12% of Beadle County, SD residents were born outside of the country (2.29k people).

In 2022, there were 8.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.9k people) in Beadle County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.71k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.2%
2022 Citizenship
92%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.2% of Beadle County, SD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Beadle County, SD was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beadle County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 86
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.71k ± 340
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 313
11.8%
Hispanic Population
2.24k people

In 2022, there were 8.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.9k people) in Beadle County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.71k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.8% of the people in Beadle County, SD are hispanic (2.24k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.29k people
12.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.31k people

As of 2022, 12% of Beadle County, SD residents (2.29k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Beadle County, SD was 12.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    214 ± 68
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    171 ± 109
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    87 ± 46

Beadle County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Beadle County, SD employs 9.3k people. The largest industries in Beadle County, SD are Manufacturing (2,254 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,198 people), and Retail Trade (911 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,833), and Utilities ($65,789).

Occupations

9.3k
2022 Value
± 648
0.714%
1 Year growth
± 9.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beadle County, SD grew at a rate of 0.714%, from 9.24k employees to 9.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beadle County, SD, are Production Occupations (1,289 people), Management Occupations (932 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beadle County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.3k
2022 Value
± 648
0.714%
1 Year growth
± 9.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beadle County, SD grew at a rate of 0.714%, from 9.24k employees to 9.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beadle County, SD, are Manufacturing (2,254 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,198 people), and Retail Trade (911 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beadle County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Beadle County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,274
Median earning men ± $2,447
$30,968
Median earning women ± $2,007

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($135,313), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,375), and Public Administration ($73,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,813), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,781), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,484).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.37%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 450k people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 2.37% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.96%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 183
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 164
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 132
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Beadle County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.34%).

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.

Beadle County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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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US Representatives from Beadle County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Beadle County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (206k), Some college (148k), and Bachelors Degree (133k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beadle County, SD was $152,100 in 2022, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,700 to $152,100, a 27.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Beadle County, SD is 70.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Beadle County, SD have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Beadle County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Beadle County, SD is $63,813. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Beadle County, SD was Census Tract 9566 with a value of $81,204, followed by Census Tract 9567 and Census Tract 9571, with respective values of $75,833 and $74,938.

Property

$152,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,535
$5,214
Median Property Taxes
±$457

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Beadle County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%
Homeownership
2022
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.1% of the housing units in Beadle County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9566
  2. Census Tract 9567
  3. Census Tract 9571

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beadle County, SD was Census Tract 9566 with a value of $81,204, followed by Census Tract 9567 and Census Tract 9571, with respective values of $75,833 and $74,938.

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

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Household Income

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$63,813
Median Household Income
± $5,633
7.44k
Number of Households
± 612

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.44k households in Beadle County, SD grew to $63,813 from the previous year's value of $56,692.

The following chart displays the households in Beadle 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Beadle County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.438
2022 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.26% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.65%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Beadle County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (4.65%).

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Commute Time

14 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beadle County, SD have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.331% of the workforce in Beadle County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Beadle County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beadle County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beadle County, SD (1.81k out of 18.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

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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Health

94.6% of the population of Beadle County, SD has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Beadle County, SD see 2050 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.58% increase from the previous year (1888 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2057 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 337 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,050 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Beadle County, SD

Primary care physicians in Beadle County, SD see an average of 2,050 patients per year. This represents a 8.58% increase from the previous year (1,888 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Beadle County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.1% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 34.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.37%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beadle County, SD grew by 10.3% from 4.87% to 5.37%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Beadle County, SD.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33% in Beadle County, SD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.4% in Beadle County, SD.

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