Brown County SD Information

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Brown County SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Brown County SD Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Brown County SD Wealth Index is 85
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 39,585
Population in Households 38,220
Population in Families 29,021
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,365
Population Density 23
Diversity Index1 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,237
Average Household Income $76,678
Per Capita Income $32,712
Wealth Index3 85

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,520 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,343 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,341 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $171,485
Housing Affordability Index2 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,863
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 9,954
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.87% 0.8%
Households 0.92% 0.84%
Families 0.65% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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Brown County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brown County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 4 95th
Population Density # 12 83rd
Diversity Index # 31 55th
Median Household Income # 20 71st
Per Capita Income # 6 92nd

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