Perkins County SD Information


Perkins County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,021
Population in Households 2,956
Population in Familes 2,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,323
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 983 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 477 (26.5%)
Median Home Value $74,557
Average Home Value $176,043


Median Household Income $36,262
Average Household Income $60,251
Per Capita Income $26,661
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.27%
Households 0.39% 0.39%
Families 0.19% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.


Perkins County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perkins 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 # 50 26th
Population Density1 # 64 6th
Diversity Index2 # 59 12th
Median Household Income # 61 9th
Per Capita Income # 35 48th

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