Davison County, SD

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2022 Population
19,966
0.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
6.33% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,606
9.25% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$178,100
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
10,433
1.07% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Davison County, SD had a population of 20k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $55,606. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Davison County, SD grew from 19,944 to 19,966, a 0.11% increase and its median household income grew from $50,900 to $55,606, a 9.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Davison County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), White (Hispanic) (1.33%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.3%).

None of the households in Davison 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.

98.8% of the residents in Davison County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Davison County, SD are Mitchell Technical College (464 degrees awarded in 2022) and Dakota Wesleyan University (230 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Davison County, SD was $178,100, and the homeownership rate was 62.8%.

Most people in Davison County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Davison County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Davison County, SD is home to a population of 20k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.83% of Davison County, SD residents were born outside of the country (365 people).

In 2022, there were 35.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Davison County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 503 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 408 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Davison County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Davison County, SD was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Davison County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.9k ± 12
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    503 ± 218
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    408 ± 214
3.84%
Hispanic Population
766 people

In 2022, there were 35.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.9k people) in Davison County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 503 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 408 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.84% of the people in Davison County, SD are hispanic (766 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,032 ± 1,350 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,803 ± 1,298 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,418 ± 1,206 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,032 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,803 and Ethiopia with 2,418.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
365 people
1.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
381 people

As of 2022, 1.83% of Davison County, SD residents (365 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 Davison County, SD was 1.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    377 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    247 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    240 ± 120

Davison County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Davison County, SD employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Davison County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,818 people), Retail Trade (1,382 people), and Manufacturing (1,201 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($52,566), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,083), and Construction ($50,773).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,552. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.4k
2022 Value
± 825
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Davison County, SD grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 10.3k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Davison County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,206 people), Management Occupations (852 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (839 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Davison County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.4k
2022 Value
± 825
1.07%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Davison County, SD grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 10.3k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Davison County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,818 people), Retail Trade (1,382 people), and Manufacturing (1,201 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Davison County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Davison 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

$45,520
Median earning men ± $2,229
$32,625
Median earning women ± $4,897

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,458), Other Services Except Public Administration ($57,527), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,190).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($58,750), Public Administration ($51,991), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,750).

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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. 219
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 204
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 170
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Davison County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 66.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.28%).

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.

Davison 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 Davison County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Davison 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 Davison County, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Davison County, SD awarded 694 degrees. The student population of Davison County, SD in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,194 male students and 896 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Davison County, SD are White (607 and 88%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (36 and 5.22%), Two or More Races (17 and 2.46%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (13 and 1.88%).

The largest universities in Davison County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Mitchell Technical College (464 and 66.9%) and Dakota Wesleyan University (230 and 33.1%).

The most popular majors in Davison County, SD are Lineworker (75 and 10.8%), Electrician (43 and 6.2%), and Registered Nursing (40 and 5.76%).

The median tuition cost in Davison County, SD for private four year colleges is $30,700.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Davison County, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,090 (57.1% men and 42.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,090 students enrolled in Davison County, SD, 57.1% men and 42.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,805 records, of which 43.4% were women and 56.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 16 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Davison County, SD was Automation Engineer Technology with 16 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 464 degrees awarded
  2. 230 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mitchell Technical College with 464 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 414 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Davison County, SD, which is 1.48 times more than the 280 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 607 degrees mean that there were 16.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($3,432) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Davison County, SD was $178,100 in 2022, which is 0.632 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $156,600 to $178,100, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Davison County, SD is 62.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Davison County, SD have an average commute time of 12.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Davison County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Davison County, SD is $55,606. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Davison County, SD was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $84,583, followed by Census Tract 9629 and Census Tract 9627, with respective values of $59,559 and $50,034.

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.857%.

Property

$178,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,863
$5,306
Median Property Taxes
±$576

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 Davison County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

62.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.8% of the housing units in Davison County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9626
  2. Census Tract 9629
  3. Census Tract 9627

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Davison County, SD was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $84,583, followed by Census Tract 9629 and Census Tract 9627, with respective values of $59,559 and $50,034.

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Household Income

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$55,606
Median Household Income
± $3,083
8.45k
Number of Households
± 701

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.45k households in Davison County, SD grew to $55,606 from the previous year's value of $50,900.

The following chart displays the households in Davison 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 Davison 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 (81.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.79%)
  3. Carpooled (6.41%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Davison County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.79%) and those who carpooled to work (6.41%).

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Commute Time

12.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Davison County, SD have a shorter commute time (12.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.623% of the workforce in Davison County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.857%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Davison County, SD (2.91k out of 19.1k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Davison 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 415 in Davison County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 227 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92% of the population of Davison County, SD has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 4.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Davison County, SD see 1412 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.141% decrease from the previous year (1414 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1101 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,412 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Davison County, SD

Primary care physicians in Davison County, SD see an average of 1,412 patients per year. This represents a 0.141% decrease from the previous year (1,414 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Davison 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 24.7% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.99%
Uninsured
45.7%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
4.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Davison County, SD grew by 5.08% from 7.6% to 7.99%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Davison County, SD.

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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 33.7% in Davison County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Davison County, SD.

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