Brule County, SD

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2022 Population
5,247
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
5.6% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
6.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,821
6.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$187,900
15.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brule County, SD had a population of 5.25k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $64,821. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brule County, SD stayed from 5,247 to 5,247, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $60,857 to $64,821, a 6.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brule County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), White (Hispanic) (1.33%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%).

None of the households in Brule 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.

99.6% of the residents in Brule County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Brule County, SD was $187,900, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in Brule County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Brule County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brule County, SD is home to a population of 5.25k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.09% of Brule County, SD residents were born outside of the country (57 people).

In 2022, there were 6.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.26k people) in Brule County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 645 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 179 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Brule County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brule County, SD was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brule County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.26k ± 59
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    645 ± 120
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    179 ± 107
1.79%
Hispanic Population
94 people

In 2022, there were 6.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.26k people) in Brule County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 645 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 179 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.79% of the people in Brule County, SD are hispanic (94 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
57 people
1.54%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
81 people

As of 2022, 1.09% of Brule County, SD residents (57 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 Brule County, SD was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    66 ± 52
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 29
  3. Vietnam
    30 ± 31

Brule County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brule County, SD employs 2.65k people. The largest industries in Brule County, SD are Educational Services (484 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (451 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (302 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($89,808), Finance & Insurance ($80,865), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,769).

Occupations

2.65k
2022 Value
± 264
−0.0754%
1 Year decline
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brule County, SD declined at a rate of −0.0754%, from 2.65k employees to 2.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brule County, SD, are Management Occupations (473 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (276 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (212 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brule County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.65k
2022 Value
± 264
−0.0754%
1 Year decline
± 13.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brule County, SD declined at a rate of −0.0754%, from 2.65k employees to 2.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brule County, SD, are Educational Services (484 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (451 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (302 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brule County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Brule 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

$45,981
Median earning men ± $4,609
$32,962
Median earning women ± $4,819

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($112,813), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,438), and Retail Trade ($70,337).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,481), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,250), and Public Administration ($46,583).

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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. 65
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 54
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 48
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Brule County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 70.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.69%).

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.

Brule 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 Brule County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Brule 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).

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 Brule County, SD was $187,900 in 2022, which is 0.667 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,300 to $187,900, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Brule County, SD is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brule County, SD have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brule County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$187,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,485
$1,273
Median Property Taxes
±$150

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 Brule County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in Brule County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9732
  2. Census Tract 9731

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

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Household Income

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$64,821
Median Household Income
± $11,635
1.96k
Number of Households
± 203

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.96k households in Brule County, SD grew to $64,821 from the previous year's value of $60,857.

The following chart displays the households in Brule 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brule 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 (67.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.3%)

In 2022, 67.3% of workers in Brule County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13%) and those who worked at home (12.3%).

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

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brule County, SD have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Brule 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 Brule County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brule County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brule County, SD (707 out of 5.08k 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 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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

90.6% of the population of Brule County, SD has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 0.924% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brule County, SD see 662 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.22% increase from the previous year (654 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2627 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 876 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

662 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brule County, SD

Primary care physicians in Brule County, SD see an average of 662 patients per year. This represents a 1.22% increase from the previous year (654 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brule 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 27.2% under 18 years, 15.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.39%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
12.2%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
20.8%
Non-Group
0.924%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brule County, SD grew by 7.81% from 8.71% to 9.39%.

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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 33.5% in Brule County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.5% in Brule County, SD.

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