Lincoln County SD Information


Lincoln County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 55,236
Daytime Population: Workers 16,844
Daytime Population: Residents 24,321
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 54,952
Population in Familes 46,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 284
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $77,361
Average Household Income $94,953
Per Capita Income $34,998


Total Housing Units 21,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,877 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,407 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,227 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $216,243
Average Home Value $263,575


Total Households 20,284
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 14,859
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 2.92% 2.86%
Households 2.76% 2.83%
Families 2.66% 2.76%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.72%


Lincoln County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lincoln 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 # 3 97th
Population Density # 2 98th
Diversity Index # 44 35th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 2 98th

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