Brule County SD Information


Brule County Subdivisions

Brule County SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,397
Daytime Population: Workers 2,856
Daytime Population: Residents 2,730
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,586
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 5,265
Population in Familes 4,237
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $51,552
Average Household Income $61,378
Per Capita Income $25,434


Total Housing Units 2,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,565 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 644 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $125,214
Average Home Value $157,540


Total Households 2,209
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,407
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% -0.05%
Households 0.46% 0.0%
Families 0.32% -0.09%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.45%


Brule County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brule County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 35 48th
Population Density # 31 55th
Diversity Index # 20 71st
Median Household Income # 23 67th
Per Capita Income # 50 27th

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