Beadle County SD Information


Beadle County Subdivisions

Beadle County SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,605
Population in Households 17,985
Population in Familes 14,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 620
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 7,708
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,711
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,064 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,644 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,013 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $91,977
Average Home Value $136,685


Median Household Income $45,320
Average Household Income $60,256
Per Capita Income $25,217
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.86%
Households 0.93% 0.77%
Families 0.7% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Beadle County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beadle County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 85th
Population Density1 # 14 80th
Diversity Index2 # 10 86th
Median Household Income # 41 39th
Per Capita Income # 45 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.