Hughes County SD Information


Hughes County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,918
Population in Households 17,146
Population in Familes 13,506
Population in Group Qrtrs 772
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $60,916
Average Household Income $74,906
Per Capita Income $31,634


Total Housing Units 8,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,585 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,904 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 564 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $193,637
Average Home Value $225,164


Total Households 7,489
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 4,620
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 0.62% 0.51%
Households 0.71% 0.57%
Families 0.5% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.15%


Hughes County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hughes 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 # 12 83rd
Population Density # 11 85th
Diversity Index # 15 79th
Median Household Income # 3 97th
Per Capita Income # 8 89th

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