Hand County SD Information


Hand County Subdivisions

Hand County SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,386
Population in Households 3,325
Population in Familes 2,714
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $52,018
Average Household Income $68,292
Per Capita Income $30,060


Total Housing Units 1,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,048 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 431 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 336 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $114,667
Average Home Value $183,182


Total Households 1,479
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 947
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.16% -0.15%
Households -0.12% -0.12%
Families -0.32% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.51%


Hand County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hand County to the other 66 counties and county equivalents in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 45 33rd
Population Density # 50 21st
Diversity Index # 64 5th
Median Household Income # 27 61st
Per Capita Income # 20 71st

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