Harding County SD Information


Harding County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 1,265
Daytime Population: Workers 874
Daytime Population: Residents 557
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,236
Population in Familes 998
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,145
Average Household Income $64,647
Per Capita Income $28,298


Total Housing Units 742 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 408 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (26.1%)
Median Home Value $84,559
Average Home Value $164,461


Total Households 548
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 350
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 0.11% 0.02%
Households 0.23% 0.11%
Families 0.08% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   3.94%


Harding County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harding 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 # 65 3rd
Population Density # 66 2nd
Diversity Index # 48 29th
Median Household Income # 49 27th
Per Capita Income # 31 55th

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