Fall River County, SD

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2022 Population
7,079
1.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
54.7
0.737% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.3%
8.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,886
7.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,500
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fall River County, SD had a population of 7.08k people with a median age of 54.7 and a median household income of $54,886. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fall River County, SD grew from 6,979 to 7,079, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $51,007 to $54,886, a 7.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fall River County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.55%), and White (Hispanic) (1.21%).

None of the households in Fall River 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.

98.8% of the residents in Fall River County, SD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fall River County, SD was $158,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Fall River County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fall River County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fall River County, SD is home to a population of 7.08k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.91% of Fall River County, SD residents were born outside of the country (135 people).

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.95k people) in Fall River County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 530 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 241 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Fall River County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fall River County, SD was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fall River County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.95k ± 39
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    530 ± 123
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    241 ± 123
4%
Hispanic Population
283 people

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.95k people) in Fall River County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 530 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 241 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4% of the people in Fall River County, SD are hispanic (283 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
135 people
1.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
139 people

As of 2022, 1.91% of Fall River County, SD residents (135 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 Fall River County, SD was 1.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    359 ± 100
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    141 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    89 ± 57

Fall River County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fall River County, SD employs 2.97k people. The largest industries in Fall River County, SD are Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), Construction (280 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (279 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($188,214), Finance & Insurance ($188,214), and Transportation & Warehousing ($89,485).

Occupations

2.97k
2022 Value
± 383
−0.269%
1 Year decline
± 18.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fall River County, SD declined at a rate of −0.269%, from 2.98k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fall River County, SD, are Management Occupations (432 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (299 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (255 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fall River County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.97k
2022 Value
± 383
−0.269%
1 Year decline
± 18.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fall River County, SD declined at a rate of −0.269%, from 2.98k employees to 2.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fall River County, SD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (670 people), Construction (280 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fall River County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Fall River 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

$38,266
Median earning men ± $7,487
$31,667
Median earning women ± $8,180

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($89,044), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($72,875), and Public Administration ($62,738).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($187,679), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($79,583), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,566).

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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. 70
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 62
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 42
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fall River County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.75%).

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.

Fall River 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 Fall River County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Fall River 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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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 Fall River County, SD was $158,500 in 2022, which is 0.562 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,400 to $158,500, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Fall River County, SD is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fall River County, SD have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fall River County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$158,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,242
$2,440
Median Property Taxes
±$309

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.8% of the housing units in Fall River County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9641
  2. Census Tract 9642

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

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Household Income

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$54,886
Median Household Income
± $7,119
3.22k
Number of Households
± 358

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.22k households in Fall River County, SD grew to $54,886 from the previous year's value of $51,007.

The following chart displays the households in Fall River 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 Fall River 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 (77.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (5.67%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Fall River County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (5.67%).

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

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fall River County, SD have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Fall River 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 Fall River County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fall River County, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fall River County, SD (1.32k out of 6.82k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fall River 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

84.8% of the population of Fall River County, SD has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 20.1% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fall River County, SD see 1678 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.71% decrease from the previous year (1690 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1342 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 146 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,678 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fall River County, SD

Primary care physicians in Fall River County, SD see an average of 1,678 patients per year. This represents a 0.71% decrease from the previous year (1,690 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fall River 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 18.8% under 18 years, 14.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.2%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
20.1%
Non-Group
2.44%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fall River County, SD grew by 31.1% from 11.6% to 15.2%.

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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% in Fall River County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Fall River County, SD.

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