Jones County, SD

County

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2022 Population
1,006
9.83% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.8
12.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
17% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,250
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,000
23.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Jones County, SD had a population of 1.01k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $61,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Jones County, SD grew from 916 to 1,006, a 9.83% increase and its median household income grew from $52,321 to $61,250, a 17.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (19%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.199%).

None of the households in Jones 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.

99.7% of the residents in Jones County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Jones County, SD was $99,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Jones County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jones County, SD was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Jones County, SD is home to a population of 1.01k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.298% of Jones County, SD residents were born outside of the country (3 people).

In 2022, there were 4.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (787 people) in Jones County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 191 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 14 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Jones County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Jones County, SD was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jones County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    787 ± 118
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    191 ± 92
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14 ± 22
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2022, there were 4.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (787 people) in Jones County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 191 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 14 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.298%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3 people
0.655%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6 people

As of 2022, 0.298% of Jones County, SD residents (3 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 Jones County, SD was 0.655%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16 ± 24
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 14

Jones County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Jones County, SD employs 488 people. The largest industries in Jones County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (93 people), Accommodation & Food Services (70 people), and Retail Trade (57 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($72,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,625), and Utilities ($66,528).

Occupations

488
2022 Value
± 100
19.3%
1 Year growth
± 26.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jones County, SD grew at a rate of 19.3%, from 409 employees to 488 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jones County, SD, are Management Occupations (120 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (47 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jones County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

488
2022 Value
± 100
19.3%
1 Year growth
± 26.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Jones County, SD grew at a rate of 19.3%, from 409 employees to 488 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jones County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (93 people), Accommodation & Food Services (70 people), and Retail Trade (57 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jones County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Jones 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

$46,800
Median earning men ± $7,445
$33,676
Median earning women ± $2,402

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,250), Other Services Except Public Administration ($51,250), and Retail Trade ($51,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,278), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,667), and Public Administration ($41,250).

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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. 27
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 15
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 10
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jones County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 83.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.84%).

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.

Jones 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 Jones County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Jones 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 Jones County, SD was $99,000 in 2022, which is 0.351 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $79,900 to $99,000, a 23.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Jones County, SD is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Jones County, SD have an average commute time of 14.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jones County, SD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$99,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$31,325
$288
Median Property Taxes
±$67

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

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

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.6% of the housing units in Jones County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 916
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$61,250
Median Household Income
± $15,611
381
Number of Households
± 80

In 2022, the median household income of the 381 households in Jones County, SD grew to $61,250 from the previous year's value of $52,321.

The following chart displays the households in Jones 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 Jones 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 (65.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.3%)
  3. Walked (11.9%)

In 2022, 65.8% of workers in Jones County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.3%) and those who walked to work (11.9%).

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Commute Time

14.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jones County, SD have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.99% of the workforce in Jones 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 Jones County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jones County, SD have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jones County, SD (149 out of 1.01k 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 < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

87.5% of the population of Jones County, SD has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.398% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41.6% were men and 58.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.9% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 30.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41.6% were men and 58.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
17.6%
Medicaid
18.7%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
0.398%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jones County, SD grew by 41.6% from 8.84% to 12.5%.

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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 32.1% in Jones County, SD.

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