Hughes County SD Information


Hughes County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,843
Daytime Population: Workers 11,599
Daytime Population: Residents 6,861
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,460
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 17,071
Population in Familes 13,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 772
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $61,410
Average Household Income $73,416
Per Capita Income $31,105


Total Housing Units 8,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,997 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,483 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 627 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $187,791
Average Home Value $211,012


Total Households 7,480
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,645
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 0.65% 0.57%
Households 0.79% 0.67%
Families 0.64% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.18%


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, 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 # 12 83rd
Population Density # 11 85th
Diversity Index # 15 79th
Median Household Income # 3 97th
Per Capita Income # 6 92nd

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