Moody County, SD

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2022 Population
6,346
0.174% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.6
0.247% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.59%
0.965% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,469
8.29% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$194,000
19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Moody County, SD had a population of 6.35k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $71,469. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Moody County, SD grew from 6,335 to 6,346, a 0.174% increase and its median household income grew from $66,000 to $71,469, a 8.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Moody County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.96%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.84%).

None of the households in Moody 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% of the residents in Moody County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Moody County, SD was $194,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.6%.

Most people in Moody County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Moody County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Moody County, SD is home to a population of 6.35k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.56% of Moody County, SD residents were born outside of the country (226 people).

In 2022, there were 6.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.78k people) in Moody County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 775 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 315 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Moody County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Moody County, SD was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Moody County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 39
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    775 ± 60
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    315 ± 83.6
4.84%
Hispanic Population
307 people

In 2022, there were 6.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.78k people) in Moody County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 775 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 315 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.84% of the people in Moody County, SD are hispanic (307 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
226 people
2.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
146 people

As of 2022, 3.56% of Moody County, SD residents (226 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 Moody County, SD was 2.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    162 ± 51
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    37 ± 23
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    37 ± 24

Moody County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Moody County, SD employs 3.08k people. The largest industries in Moody County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (379 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (370 people), and Construction (304 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,125), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,375), and Transportation & Warehousing ($68,068).

Occupations

3.08k
2022 Value
± 240
−3.6%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Moody County, SD declined at a rate of −3.6%, from 3.19k employees to 3.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Moody County, SD, are Management Occupations (589 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (307 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (271 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Moody County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.08k
2022 Value
± 240
−3.6%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Moody County, SD declined at a rate of −3.6%, from 3.19k employees to 3.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Moody County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (379 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (370 people), and Construction (304 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Moody County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Moody 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

$50,029
Median earning men ± $6,211
$32,942
Median earning women ± $2,588

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($128,194), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,682), and Public Administration ($71,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($74,375), Public Administration ($51,563), and Information ($50,139).

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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%.

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. 39
    Manufacturing
  2. 37
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 29
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Moody County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 60.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.37%).

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.

Moody 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 Moody County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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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 Moody County, SD was $194,000 in 2022, which is 0.688 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,000 to $194,000, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Moody County, SD is 69.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Moody County, SD have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Moody County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$194,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,022
$1,754
Median Property Taxes
±$168

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 Moody 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 Moody County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.6% of the housing units in Moody County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9596
  2. Census Tract 9597

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

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Household Income

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$71,469
Median Household Income
± $5,751
2.52k
Number of Households
± 207

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.52k households in Moody County, SD grew to $71,469 from the previous year's value of $66,000.

The following chart displays the households in Moody 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 Moody 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 (70.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.8%)
  3. Carpooled (9.03%)

In 2022, 70.4% of workers in Moody County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.8%) and those who carpooled to work (9.03%).

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

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Moody County, SD have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.308% of the workforce in Moody 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 Moody County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Moody County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moody County, SD (599 out of 6.25k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Moody County, SD is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

92% of the population of Moody County, SD has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 9.31% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 20.5% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Moody County, SD see 3288 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0608% decrease from the previous year (3290 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3262 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 816 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,288 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Moody County, SD

Primary care physicians in Moody County, SD see an average of 3,288 patients per year. This represents a 0.0608% decrease from the previous year (3,290 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Moody 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 27.6% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.99%
Uninsured
47.4%
Employer Coverage
9.31%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
20.5%
Non-Group
1.96%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Moody County, SD grew by 7.92% from 7.41% to 7.99%.

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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 34.9% in Moody County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Moody County, SD.

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