Minnehaha County SD Information


Minnehaha County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 187,456
Population in Households 181,184
Population in Familes 140,386
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,272
Population Density1 232
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 74,037
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 45,824
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 78,876 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,210 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,827 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,839 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $168,583
Average Home Value $199,172


Median Household Income $52,610
Average Household Income $69,418
Per Capita Income $28,174
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.63% 1.71%
Households 1.6% 1.72%
Families 1.38% 1.57%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Minnehaha County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minnehaha 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 14 80th
Median Household Income # 9 88th
Per Capita Income # 17 76th

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