Harding County SD Information


Harding County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 1,266
Population in Households 1,237
Population in Familes 1,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 547
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 349
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 402 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $83,704
Average Home Value $153,980


Median Household Income $41,754
Average Household Income $63,215
Per Capita Income $27,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.17%
Households 0.24% -0.11%
Families 0.05% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.


Harding County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harding 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 # 65 3rd
Population Density1 # 66 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 47 30th
Median Household Income # 48 29th
Per Capita Income # 26 62nd

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