Yankton County, SD

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Population

22,660

0.0486% growth

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$50,029

2.68% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

11,340

1.67% decline

Median Property Value

$140,400

7.59% growth

About

In 2017, Yankton County, SD had a population of 22.7k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $50,029. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yankton County, SD grew from 22,649 to 22,660, a 0.0486% increase and its median household income grew from $48,723 to $50,029, a 2.68% increase.

The population of Yankton County, SD is 89.4% White Alone, 3.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.29% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Yankton County, SD speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yankton County, SD are Mount Marty College (230 degrees awarded in 2017) and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital (5 degrees).

The median property value in Yankton County, SD is $140,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.3%. Most people in Yankton County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Yankton County, SD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

Economy

The economy of Yankton County, SD employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Yankton County, SD are Manufacturing (2,012 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,997 people), and Retail Trade (1,528 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,107), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,134).

Median household income in Yankton County, SD is $50,029. Males in Yankton County, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Yankton County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,029

2017 value

± $4,014

2.68%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Yankton County, SD have a median annual income of $50,029, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,723 in 2016, which represents a 2.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yankton County, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9664

  2. Census Tract 9663.01

  3. Census Tract 9662

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yankton County, SD was Census Tract 9664 with a value of $69,327, followed by Census Tract 9663.01 and Census Tract 9662, with respective values of $60,294 and $53,375.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yankton County, SD (2.77k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,291 ± 372

  2. Native American

    196 ± 119

  3. Hispanic

    124 ± 109

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.3k

2017 Value

± 667

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 8.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yankton County, SD declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 11.5k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yankton County, SD, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,240 people), Production Occupations (1,205 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,204 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yankton County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Yankton County, SD, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,240 people), Production Occupations (1,205 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yankton County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.83 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Yankton County, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,341), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,571), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,696).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.3k

2017 Value

± 667

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 8.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yankton County, SD declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 11.5k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yankton County, SD, are Manufacturing (2,012 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,997 people), and Retail Trade (1,528 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yankton County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Yankton County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Yankton County, SD, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,012 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,997 people), and Retail Trade (1,528 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yankton County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.84 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.75 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Yankton County, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,107), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,938), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,134).

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Domestic Trade

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. $11.8B

  2. $4.58B

  3. $4.53B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.8B, followed by Live animals/fish ($4.58B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.53B).

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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$66.6B

2020 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

38.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $66.6B. This is expected to increase 38.4% to $92.2B by 2045.

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. $8.77B

  2. $2.47B

  3. $2.17B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $8.77B, followed by Iowa with $2.47B and Nebraska and $2.17B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.7% of the population of Yankton County, SD has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 2.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Yankton County, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Yankton County, SD see 946 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.06% decrease from the previous year (986 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1885 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 200 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

946 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Yankton County, SD see an average of 946 patients per year. This represents a 4.06% decrease from the previous year (986 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.31%

Uninsured

48.5%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

17.4%

Non-Group

2.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yankton County, SD declined by 17.6% from 7.65% to 6.31%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yankton County, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Yankton County, SD is home to a population of 22.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.18% of Yankton County, SD residents were born outside of the country (493 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Yankton County, SD is composed of 20.3k White Alone residents (89.4%), 841 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.71%), 520 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.29%), 454 Two or More Races residents (2%), 411 Black or African American Alone residents (1.81%), 150 Asian Alone residents (0.662%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.075%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Yankton County, SD was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Yankton County, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Yankton County, SD residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

493 people

1.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

445 people

As of 2017, 2.18% of Yankton County, SD residents (493 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yankton County, SD was 1.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Yankton County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Yankton County, SD was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.3k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    841 ± 132

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    520 ± 140

In 2017, there were 24.1 times more White Alone residents (20.3k people) in Yankton County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 841 Hispanic or Latino and 520 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Yankton County, SD as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    742 ± 139

  2. Korea

    271 ± 89

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    250 ± 120

Yankton County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Yankton County, SD awarded 235 degrees. The student population of Yankton County, SD is skewed towards women, with 431 male students and 633 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yankton County, SD are White (192 and 81.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18 and 7.66%), Black or African American (13 and 5.53%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 3.4%).

The largest universities in Yankton County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Mount Marty College (230 and 97.9%) and Avera Sacred Heart Hospital (5 and 2.13%).

The most popular majors in Yankton County, SD are Nurse Anesthetist (33 and 14%), Registered Nursing (27 and 11.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (22 and 9.36%).

The median tuition costs in Yankton County, SD are $24,160 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Yankton County, SD was Registered Nursing with 27 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Yankton County, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 230 degrees awarded

  2. 5 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,160

Median Private

In 2017, the Yankton County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mount Marty College with 230 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

92

Degrees Awarded to Men

143

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 92 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yankton County, SD, which is 0.643 times less than the 143 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Yankton County, SD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    192 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Yankton County, SD were to White students. These 192 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yankton County, SD was $140,400 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,500 to $140,400, a 7.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Yankton County, SD is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yankton County, SD have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yankton County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$140,400

2017 Median

± $5,835

$130,500

2016 Median

± $7,104

In 2017, the median property value in Yankton County, SD grew to to $140,400 from the previous year's value of $130,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Yankton County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yankton County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$50,029

Median Household Income

± $4,014

9.28k

Number of Households

± 590

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.28k households in Yankton County, SD grew to $50,029 from the previous year's value of $48,723.

The following chart displays the households in Yankton 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Yankton County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yankton County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.3%

2017 Homeownership

67%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.3% of the housing units in Yankton County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Yankton County, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yankton County, SD have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Yankton County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.99%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Yankton County, SD was Drove Alone (81.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.99%) and those who Worked At Home (4.45%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yankton County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yankton County, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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