Tripp County, SD

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2022 Population
5,607
0.142% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.7
4.93% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.9%
0.919% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,758
8.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$128,100
18.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tripp County, SD had a population of 5.61k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $56,758. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tripp County, SD declined from 5,615 to 5,607, a −0.142% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,274 to $56,758, a 8.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tripp County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.642%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.535%).

None of the households in Tripp 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.

99.3% of the residents in Tripp County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Tripp County, SD was $128,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Tripp County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Tripp County, SD was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tripp County, SD is home to a population of 5.61k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.999% of Tripp County, SD residents were born outside of the country (56 people).

In 2022, there were 5.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.47k people) in Tripp County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 830 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 179 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Tripp County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tripp County, SD was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tripp County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 12
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    830 ± 89
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    179 ± 108
1.02%
Hispanic Population
57 people

In 2022, there were 5.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.47k people) in Tripp County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 830 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 179 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.02% of the people in Tripp County, SD are hispanic (57 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.999%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
56 people
1.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
63 people

As of 2022, 0.999% of Tripp County, SD residents (56 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 Tripp County, SD was 1.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    63 ± 38
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    20 ± 31
  3. Korea
    20 ± 25

Tripp County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tripp County, SD employs 2.64k people. The largest industries in Tripp County, SD are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (529 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (486 people), and Retail Trade (334 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($68,472), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,778), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($59,583).

Occupations

2.64k
2022 Value
± 294
−0.752%
1 Year decline
± 16.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tripp County, SD declined at a rate of −0.752%, from 2.66k employees to 2.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tripp County, SD, are Management Occupations (375 people), Sales & Related Occupations (272 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (261 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tripp County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.64k
2022 Value
± 294
−0.752%
1 Year decline
± 16.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tripp County, SD declined at a rate of −0.752%, from 2.66k employees to 2.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tripp County, SD, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (529 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (486 people), and Retail Trade (334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tripp County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Tripp 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

$33,750
Median earning men ± $9,186
$30,792
Median earning women ± $4,854

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($92,708), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,819), and Retail Trade ($52,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,219), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,000), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($42,500).

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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. 59
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 54
    Retail Trade
  3. 52
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tripp County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 80.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.48%).

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.

Tripp 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 Tripp County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Tripp 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 Tripp 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 Tripp County, SD was $128,100 in 2022, which is 0.454 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,700 to $128,100, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Tripp County, SD is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tripp County, SD have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tripp County, SD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$128,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,111
$1,545
Median Property Taxes
±$198

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

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

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Tripp County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9716
  2. Census Tract 9717

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

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Household Income

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$56,758
Median Household Income
± $7,501
2.18k
Number of Households
± 237

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.18k households in Tripp County, SD grew to $56,758 from the previous year's value of $52,274.

The following chart displays the households in Tripp 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 Tripp 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 (74.7%)
  2. Walked (11.9%)
  3. Carpooled (9.54%)

In 2022, 74.7% of workers in Tripp County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11.9%) and those who carpooled to work (9.54%).

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

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tripp County, SD have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Tripp 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 Tripp County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tripp County, SD have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tripp County, SD (1.17k out of 5.36k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tripp County, SD is White, followed by Native American 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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Health

89.1% of the population of Tripp County, SD has health coverage, with 32.5% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tripp County, SD see 1088 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.73% decrease from the previous year (1096 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1075 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 224 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,088 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tripp County, SD

Primary care physicians in Tripp County, SD see an average of 1,088 patients per year. This represents a 0.73% decrease from the previous year (1,096 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tripp 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 24.8% under 18 years, 17.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
32.5%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tripp County, SD grew by 9.95% from 9.88% to 10.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.2% in Tripp County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Tripp County, SD.

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