Lawrence County SD Information


Lawrence County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 26,009
Daytime Population: Workers 13,442
Daytime Population: Residents 12,079
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,521
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 24,938
Population in Familes 18,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,071
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $53,379
Average Household Income $68,422
Per Capita Income $29,674


Total Housing Units 13,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,137 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,058 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,716 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $211,570
Average Home Value $243,334


Total Households 11,195
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 6,490
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 1.06% 1.0%
Households 0.84% 1.04%
Families 0.68% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.46%
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, 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 # 8 89th
Population Density # 10 86th
Diversity Index # 38 44th
Median Household Income # 14 80th
Per Capita Income # 14 80th

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