Lawrence County SD Information


Lawrence County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 25,960
Population in Households 24,889
Population in Familes 18,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,071
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $53,214
Average Household Income $67,755
Per Capita Income $30,029


Total Housing Units 14,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,316 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,104 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,728 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $221,578
Average Home Value $273,298


Total Households 11,420
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 6,571
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 0.91% 1.04%
Households 0.98% 1.11%
Families 0.74% 0.96%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.33%


Lawrence County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawrence 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 # 8 89th
Population Density # 10 86th
Diversity Index # 39 42nd
Median Household Income # 18 74th
Per Capita Income # 22 67th

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