McPherson County, SD

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2022 Population
2,251
0.267% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
50.9
2.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
16.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,529
7.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$77,900
13.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, McPherson County, SD had a population of 2.25k people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $58,529. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McPherson County, SD grew from 2,245 to 2,251, a 0.267% increase and its median household income grew from $54,324 to $58,529, a 7.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.533%), and White (Hispanic) (0.489%).

None of the households in McPherson 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.

99.3% of the residents in McPherson County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in McPherson County, SD was $77,900, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in McPherson County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson County, SD was 2 cars per household.

McPherson County, SD borders .

Population & Diversity

McPherson County, SD is home to a population of 2.25k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.977% of McPherson County, SD residents were born outside of the country (22 people).

In 2022, there were 51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.14k people) in McPherson County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of McPherson County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson County, SD was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.14k ± 118
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    42 ± 38
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    30 ± 31.6
1.02%
Hispanic Population
23 people

In 2022, there were 51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.14k people) in McPherson County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.02% of the people in McPherson County, SD are hispanic (23 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.977%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22 people
1.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
23 people

As of 2022, 0.977% of McPherson County, SD residents (22 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 McPherson County, SD was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    65 ± 31
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    49 ± 31
  3. Korea
    11 ± 14

McPherson County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McPherson County, SD employs 1.07k people. The largest industries in McPherson County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (294 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (164 people), and Educational Services (101 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($153,208), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($99,141), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,813).

Occupations

1.07k
2022 Value
± 151
2.78%
1 Year growth
± 18.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McPherson County, SD grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 1.04k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson County, SD, are Management Occupations (256 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (90 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (86 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.07k
2022 Value
± 151
2.78%
1 Year growth
± 18.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McPherson County, SD grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 1.04k employees to 1.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (294 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (164 people), and Educational Services (101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McPherson County, SD, though some of these residents may live in McPherson 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

$47,713
Median earning men ± $6,568
$33,125
Median earning women ± $7,889

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($152,917), Public Administration ($75,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,500), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,429), and Manufacturing ($38,403).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 32
    Manufacturing
  2. 22
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 19
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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 McPherson County, SD was $77,900 in 2022, which is 0.276 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $68,400 to $77,900, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in McPherson County, SD is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McPherson County, SD have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McPherson County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$77,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,171
$685
Median Property Taxes
±$95

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

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

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in McPherson County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9631
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$58,529
Median Household Income
± $7,156
872
Number of Households
± 113

In 2022, the median household income of the 872 households in McPherson County, SD grew to $58,529 from the previous year's value of $54,324.

The following chart displays the households in McPherson 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 McPherson County, SD is from McPherson County, SD.
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This chart shows the number of workers in McPherson 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 (73.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.9%)
  3. Walked (8.49%)

In 2022, 73.5% of workers in McPherson County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.9%) and those who walked to work (8.49%).

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

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson County, SD have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.93% of the workforce in McPherson 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 McPherson County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McPherson County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson County, SD (279 out of 2.11k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McPherson County, SD is White, followed by Black 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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Health

92.9% of the population of McPherson County, SD has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 7.22% on Medicaid, 21% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 2.33% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.08%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
7.22%
Medicaid
21%
Medicare
23.8%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson County, SD declined by 5.69% from 7.51% to 7.08%.

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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 35.8% in McPherson County, SD.

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