Potter County, SD

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2022 Population
2,587
0.995% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.7
7.07% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.97%
5.25% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,786
20.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$129,800
16.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Potter County, SD had a population of 2.59k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $71,786. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Potter County, SD declined from 2,613 to 2,587, a −0.995% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,408 to $71,786, a 20.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Potter County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.889%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.812%).

None of the households in Potter 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.

99.8% of the residents in Potter County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Potter County, SD was $129,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Potter County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Potter County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Potter County, SD is home to a population of 2.59k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.889% of Potter County, SD residents were born outside of the country (23 people).

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.38k people) in Potter County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 107 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 39 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Potter County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Potter 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 Potter County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.38k ± 132
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    107 ± 66.8
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    39 ± 34
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.38k people) in Potter County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 107 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 39 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Potter County, SD are hispanic (0 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.889%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
23 people
2.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
76 people

As of 2022, 0.889% of Potter County, SD residents (23 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 Potter County, SD was 2.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    75 ± 33
  2. Korea
    18 ± 18
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    7 ± 17

Potter County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Potter County, SD employs 1.23k people. The largest industries in Potter County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (368 people), Retail Trade (191 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (110 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,250), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Public Administration ($53,125).

Occupations

1.23k
2022 Value
± 144
4.06%
1 Year growth
± 15.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Potter County, SD grew at a rate of 4.06%, from 1.18k employees to 1.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Potter County, SD, are Management Occupations (278 people), Sales & Related Occupations (184 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (171 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Potter County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.23k
2022 Value
± 144
4.06%
1 Year growth
± 15.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Potter County, SD grew at a rate of 4.06%, from 1.18k employees to 1.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Potter County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (368 people), Retail Trade (191 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (110 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,659
Median earning men ± $6,512
$25,250
Median earning women ± $5,693

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,750), Information ($90,000), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($63,177).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,355), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,904).

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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. 26
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 26
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 25
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Potter County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 82.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

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.

Potter 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 Potter County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Potter 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 Potter County, SD was $129,800 in 2022, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $111,400 to $129,800, a 16.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Potter County, SD is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Potter County, SD have an average commute time of 12.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Potter County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$129,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,570
$805
Median Property Taxes
±$98

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

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

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Potter County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$71,786
Median Household Income
± $13,214
1.03k
Number of Households
± 115

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.03k households in Potter County, SD grew to $71,786 from the previous year's value of $59,408.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Potter 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 (76%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.01%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Potter County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who worked at home (7.01%).

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Commute Time

12.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Potter County, SD have a shorter commute time (12.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.266% of the workforce in Potter 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Potter County, SD (174 out of 2.5k 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 Males < 5, followed by Males 5 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Potter County, SD is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

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 Potter County, SD has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 5.5% on Medicaid, 22.4% on Medicare, 22.6% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.05%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
5.5%
Medicaid
22.4%
Medicare
22.6%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Potter County, SD declined by 9.78% from 7.82% to 7.05%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 31.3% in Potter County, SD.

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