Aurora County, SD

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2020 Population
2,757
0.217% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
38.8
2.65% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.47%
2.21% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$65,132
1.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$86,600
0.932% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Aurora County, SD had a population of 2.76k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $65,132. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Aurora County, SD declined from 2,763 to 2,757, a −0.217% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,083 to $65,132, a 1.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aurora County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.13%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.39%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Aurora 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.

96.3% of the residents in Aurora County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Aurora County, SD was $86,600, and the homeownership rate was 81.6%.

Most people in Aurora County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Aurora County, SD was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Aurora County, SD is home to a population of 2.76k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.46% of Aurora County, SD residents were born outside of the country (123 people).

In 2020, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.44k people) in Aurora County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 114 White (Hispanic) and 66 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.3% of Aurora County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Aurora County, SD was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aurora County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.44k ± 62
  2. White (Hispanic)
    114 ± 51
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    66 ± 36
6.86%
Hispanic Population
189 people

In 2020, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.44k people) in Aurora County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 114 White (Hispanic) and 66 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.86% of the people in Aurora County, SD are hispanic (189 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.46%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
123 people
4.74%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
131 people

As of 2020, 4.46% of Aurora County, SD residents (123 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aurora County, SD was 4.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    49 ± 22
  2. Korea
    37 ± 20
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    18 ± 22

Aurora County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Aurora County, SD employs 1.49k people. The largest industries in Aurora County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (387 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (194 people), and Educational Services (143 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,891), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,375), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,923).

Occupations

1.49k
2020 Value
± 136
−0.602%
1 Year decline
± 12.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aurora County, SD declined at a rate of −0.602%, from 1.5k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aurora County, SD, are Management Occupations (313 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (177 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (134 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aurora County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.49k
2020 Value
± 136
−0.602%
1 Year decline
± 12.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aurora County, SD declined at a rate of −0.602%, from 1.5k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aurora County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (387 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (194 people), and Educational Services (143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aurora County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Aurora 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

$48,077
Median earning men ± $6,809
$29,219
Median earning women ± $4,436

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,304), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,962), Public Administration ($45,000), and Information ($44,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 26
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 21
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 13
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $6.57B
  2. $5.64B
  3. $4.81B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $6.57B, followed by Other ag prods. ($5.64B) and Live animals/fish ($4.81B).

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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$54.6B
2020 Value in South Dakota
$98.2B
Projected 2050 Value in South Dakota
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $54.6B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $98.2B by 2050.

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. $7.03B
  2. $3.12B
  3. $2.19B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.03B, followed by Iowa with $3.12B and North Dakota and $2.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Aurora County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 74.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.56%).

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.

Aurora 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 Aurora County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Aurora County, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.501% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.414% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (202k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (127k).

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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The median property value in Aurora County, SD was $86,600 in 2020, which is 0.377 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $85,800 to $86,600, a 0.932% increase. The homeownership rate in Aurora County, SD is 81.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Aurora County, SD have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aurora County, SD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$86,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,067
$917
Median Property Taxes
±$101

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

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

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Rent vs Own

81.6%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.6% of the housing units in Aurora County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9736
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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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.
$65,132
Median Household Income
± $5,781
1.12k
Number of Households
± 117

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.12k households in Aurora County, SD grew to $65,132 from the previous year's value of $64,083.

The following chart displays the households in Aurora 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 Aurora County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.43
2020 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.432
2019 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.307% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.45%)

In 2020, 73.2% of workers in Aurora County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.45%).

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

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aurora County, SD have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.781% of the workforce in Aurora County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aurora County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aurora County, SD have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aurora County, SD (142 out of 2.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aurora County, SD is White, followed by Hispanic 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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91.3% of the population of Aurora County, SD has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 6.09% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 2.95% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Dakota was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Dakota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

8.66%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
6.09%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
2.95%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aurora County, SD grew by 11.3% from 7.78% to 8.66%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 Aurora County, SD.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Aurora County, SD.

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