Hanson County, SD

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2022 Population
3,443
0.408% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.3
1.84% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.01%
23.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$86,827
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$171,300
13% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hanson County, SD had a population of 3.44k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $86,827. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hanson County, SD grew from 3,429 to 3,443, a 0.408% increase and its median household income grew from $75,132 to $86,827, a 15.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hanson County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.62%), White (Hispanic) (0.029%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Hanson 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 Hanson County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hanson County, SD was $171,300, and the homeownership rate was 87.3%.

Most people in Hanson County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Hanson County, SD was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hanson County, SD is home to a population of 3.44k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.842% of Hanson County, SD residents were born outside of the country (29 people).

In 2022, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.21k people) in Hanson County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 228 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Hanson County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hanson County, SD was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hanson County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.21k ± 50
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    228 ± 50.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1 ± 3
0.029%
Hispanic Population
1 people

In 2022, there were 14.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.21k people) in Hanson County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 228 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.029% of the people in Hanson County, SD are hispanic (1 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.842%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
29 people
0.292%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10 people

As of 2022, 0.842% of Hanson County, SD residents (29 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 Hanson County, SD was 0.292%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    59 ± 27
  2. Vietnam
    49 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    41 ± 34

Hanson County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hanson County, SD employs 1.84k people. The largest industries in Hanson County, SD are Construction (212 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (209 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (205 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,000), Utilities ($73,750), and Finance & Insurance ($57,115).

Occupations

1.84k
2022 Value
± 138
4.37%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hanson County, SD grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 1.76k employees to 1.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hanson County, SD, are Management Occupations (305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (248 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hanson County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.84k
2022 Value
± 138
4.37%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hanson County, SD grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 1.76k employees to 1.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hanson County, SD, are Construction (212 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (209 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (205 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hanson County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Hanson 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

$52,120
Median earning men ± $5,337
$39,583
Median earning women ± $5,781

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($73,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,500), and Wholesale Trade ($60,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,333), Public Administration ($46,012), and Manufacturing ($44,375).

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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. 22
    Manufacturing
  2. 21
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 20
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hanson County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 75.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.59%).

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.

Hanson 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 Hanson County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Hanson 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 Hanson County, SD was $171,300 in 2022, which is 0.608 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,600 to $171,300, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Hanson County, SD is 87.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hanson County, SD have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hanson County, SD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$171,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,817
$966
Median Property Taxes
±$100

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 Hanson County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

87.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 87.3% of the housing units in Hanson County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 86.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9641
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$86,827
Median Household Income
± $10,217
1.11k
Number of Households
± 115

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.11k households in Hanson County, SD grew to $86,827 from the previous year's value of $75,132.

The following chart displays the households in Hanson 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 Hanson 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 (78.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.34%)
  3. Carpooled (6.8%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Hanson County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.34%) and those who carpooled to work (6.8%).

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hanson County, SD have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in Hanson 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 Hanson County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hanson County, SD have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hanson County, SD (207 out of 3.44k 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 Males 12 - 14, followed by Females 12 - 14 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hanson County, SD is White, followed by Hispanic 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

96% of the population of Hanson County, SD has health coverage, with 52.5% on employee plans, 6% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 21.3% on non-group plans, and 3.12% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.1% were men and 46.9% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 33.3% under 18 years, 13.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.1% were men and 46.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.99%
Uninsured
52.5%
Employer Coverage
6%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
21.3%
Non-Group
3.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hanson County, SD declined by 20.6% from 5.03% to 3.99%.

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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 31% in Hanson County, SD.

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