Brule County SD Information


Brule County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 5,473
Population in Households 5,341
Population in Familes 4,308
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 2,229
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,416
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,560 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 669 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $118,807
Average Home Value $155,016


Median Household Income $49,011
Average Household Income $58,894
Per Capita Income $24,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.34%
Households 0.68% 0.36%
Families 0.47% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


Brule County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brule 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 # 34 50th
Population Density1 # 30 56th
Diversity Index2 # 21 70th
Median Household Income # 22 68th
Per Capita Income # 51 24th

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