Hand County SD Information


Hand County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,420
Daytime Population: Workers 1,785
Daytime Population: Residents 1,564
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 3,359
Population in Familes 2,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $50,876
Average Household Income $63,809
Per Capita Income $27,934


Total Housing Units 1,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,094 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $110,985
Average Home Value $168,647


Total Households 1,485
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 957
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 -0.04% -0.17%
Households -0.08% -0.2%
Families -0.21% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   3.15%


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, 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 # 44 35th
Population Density # 51 23rd
Diversity Index # 64 5th
Median Household Income # 25 64th
Per Capita Income # 35 48th

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