Day County, SD

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2022 Population
5,485
0.0364% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
47.2
0.211% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
3.23% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,558
9.06% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,800
11.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Day County, SD had a population of 5.49k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $57,558. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Day County, SD declined from 5,487 to 5,485, a −0.0364% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,775 to $57,558, a 9.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Day County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), White (Hispanic) (1.02%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.693%).

None of the households in Day 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.

99.5% of the residents in Day County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Day County, SD was $134,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Day County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Day County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Day County, SD borders .

Population & Diversity

Day County, SD is home to a population of 5.49k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.766% of Day County, SD residents were born outside of the country (42 people).

In 2022, there were 8.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.68k people) in Day County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 137 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Day County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Day County, SD was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Day County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.68k ± 20
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    529 ± 55
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    137 ± 57.2
2.46%
Hispanic Population
135 people

In 2022, there were 8.84 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.68k people) in Day County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 137 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.46% of the people in Day County, SD are hispanic (135 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.766%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42 people
0.656%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
36 people

As of 2022, 0.766% of Day County, SD residents (42 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 Day County, SD was 0.656%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    164 ± 53
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    82 ± 44
  3. Korea
    43 ± 28

Day County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Day County, SD employs 2.49k people. The largest industries in Day County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (348 people), Manufacturing (336 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (304 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($67,917), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($55,000), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($54,063).

Occupations

2.49k
2022 Value
± 195
4.32%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Day County, SD grew at a rate of 4.32%, from 2.38k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Day County, SD, are Management Occupations (444 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (307 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Day County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.49k
2022 Value
± 195
4.32%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Day County, SD grew at a rate of 4.32%, from 2.38k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Day County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (348 people), Manufacturing (336 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (304 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Day County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Day 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

$46,451
Median earning men ± $1,446
$29,247
Median earning women ± $3,876

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,500), Public Administration ($68,438), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,875).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($118,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,232), and Public Administration ($37,292).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 56
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 56
    Manufacturing
  3. 55
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Day County, SD was $134,800 in 2022, which is 0.478 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $134,800, a 11.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Day County, SD is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Day County, SD have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Day County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Day County, SD is $57,558. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Day County, SD was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $66,250, followed by Census Tract 9529 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $56,985 and $52,868.

Property

$134,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,765
$1,757
Median Property Taxes
±$165

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 Day County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Day County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Day County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9527
  2. Census Tract 9529
  3. Census Tract 9528

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Day County, SD was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $66,250, followed by Census Tract 9529 and Census Tract 9528, with respective values of $56,985 and $52,868.

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

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Household Income

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$57,558
Median Household Income
± $4,408
2.35k
Number of Households
± 190

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.35k households in Day County, SD grew to $57,558 from the previous year's value of $52,775.

The following chart displays the households in Day 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Day County, SD is from Day County, SD.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Day County, SD across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.9%)
  3. Carpooled (6%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Day County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.9%) and those who carpooled to work (6%).

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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Commute Time

19.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Day County, SD have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Day 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 Day County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Day County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Day County, SD (789 out of 5.36k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

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

91.8% of the population of Day County, SD has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 20% on non-group plans, and 3.88% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 15% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.24%
Uninsured
37.5%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
20%
Non-Group
3.88%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Day County, SD declined by 10.6% from 9.21% to 8.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Day County, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2023, 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 36.4% in Day County, SD.

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