Hand County SD Information


Hand County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,395
Population in Households 3,334
Population in Familes 2,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,464
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 940
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,067 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $103,887
Average Home Value $159,349


Median Household Income $47,641
Average Household Income $60,065
Per Capita Income $26,131
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.3%
Households -0.32% -0.41%
Families -0.53% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.


Hand County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hand 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 # 46 32nd
Population Density1 # 51 24th
Diversity Index2 # 64 5th
Median Household Income # 27 61st
Per Capita Income # 39 42nd

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