Lincoln County, SD

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2020 Population
58,887
3.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.2
0.86% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
4.99%
21.7% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$84,260
2.17% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$240,200
4.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lincoln County, SD had a population of 58.9k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $84,260. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lincoln County, SD grew from 56,826 to 58,887, a 3.63% increase and its median household income grew from $82,473 to $84,260, a 2.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), White (Hispanic) (1.72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.29%).

None of the households in Lincoln 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.

97.4% of the residents in Lincoln County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are National American University-Sioux Falls (26 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2020, the median property value in Lincoln County, SD was $240,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Lincoln County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lincoln County, SD is home to a population of 58.9k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.34% of Lincoln County, SD residents were born outside of the country (2.56k people).

In 2020, there were 40.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.3k people) in Lincoln County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.01k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
98.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Lincoln County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, SD was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.3k ± 142
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.35k ± 275
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.01k ± 208
2.28%
Hispanic Population
1.34k people

In 2020, there were 40.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.3k people) in Lincoln County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.01k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.28% of the people in Lincoln County, SD are hispanic (1.34k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.56k people
2.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.48k people

As of 2020, 4.34% of Lincoln County, SD residents (2.56k 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 Lincoln County, SD was 2.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,163 ± 234
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    647 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    345 ± 122

Lincoln County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lincoln County, SD employs 31.8k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,831 people), Retail Trade (4,546 people), and Finance & Insurance (2,844 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,944), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,809).

Occupations

31.8k
2020 Value
± 1,368
2.82%
1 Year growth
± 5.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, SD grew at a rate of 2.82%, from 30.9k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, SD, are Management Occupations (4,192 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,609 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,593 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.8k
2020 Value
± 1,368
2.82%
1 Year growth
± 5.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, SD grew at a rate of 2.82%, from 30.9k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,831 people), Retail Trade (4,546 people), and Finance & Insurance (2,844 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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

$51,371
Median earning men ± $1,399
$36,274
Median earning women ± $1,511

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($76,912), Wholesale Trade ($63,953), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,802).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($52,813), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,470).

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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. 531
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 494
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 311
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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 Lincoln County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 60.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.46%).

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.

Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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In 2019, universities in Lincoln County, SD awarded 26 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, SD in 2018 is skewed towards women, with 26 male students and 129 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, SD are White (23 and 88.5%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 3.85%), Two or More Races (1 and 3.85%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 3.85%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, SD by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Sioux Falls (26 and 100%).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, SD was $240,200 in 2020, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $228,800 to $240,200, a 4.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, SD is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lincoln County, SD have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, SD is $84,260. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, SD was Census Tract 101.03 with a value of $83,036, followed by Census Tract 101.07 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $77,042 and $73,269.

Property

$240,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,155
$15,441
Median Property Taxes
±$779

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 Lincoln County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2020
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.9% of the housing units in Lincoln County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.03
  2. Census Tract 101.07
  3. Census Tract 104

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, SD was Census Tract 101.03 with a value of $83,036, followed by Census Tract 101.07 and Census Tract 104, with respective values of $77,042 and $73,269.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln 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.
$84,260
Median Household Income
± $3,003
20.3k
Number of Households
± 1,016

In 2020, the median household income of the 20.3k households in Lincoln County, SD grew to $84,260 from the previous year's value of $82,473.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.35%)
  3. Carpooled (6.45%)

In 2020, 83.7% of workers in Lincoln County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.35%) and those who carpooled to work (6.45%).

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

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, SD have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.999% of the workforce in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, SD (2.91k out of 58.3k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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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95.3% of the population of Lincoln County, SD has health coverage, with 66.6% on employee plans, 5.2% on Medicaid, 9.78% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2% 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).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, SD see 619 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.83% decrease from the previous year (637 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 384 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% 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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

619 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, SD

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, SD see an average of 619 patients per year. This represents a 2.83% decrease from the previous year (637 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 29.3% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.67%
Uninsured
66.6%
Employer Coverage
5.2%
Medicaid
9.78%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, SD grew by 0.815% from 4.63% to 4.67%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 49.3 in Lincoln County, SD.

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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 Lincoln County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.38% in Lincoln County, SD.

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