Meade County SD Information


Meade County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 28,369
Population in Households 27,572
Population in Familes 23,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 797
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $52,940
Average Household Income $68,145
Per Capita Income $27,392


Total Housing Units 12,294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,217 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,953 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,124 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $183,807
Average Home Value $218,192


Total Households 11,170
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,864
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 1.33% 1.45%
Households 1.47% 1.55%
Families 1.3% 1.44%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.05%


Meade County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meade 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 # 7 91st
Population Density # 24 65th
Diversity Index # 21 70th
Median Household Income # 21 70th
Per Capita Income # 45 33rd

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