Meade County SD Information


Meade County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 27,636
Daytime Population: Workers 10,932
Daytime Population: Residents 12,774
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 26,839
Population in Familes 22,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 797
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $52,081
Average Household Income $66,541
Per Capita Income $26,873


Total Housing Units 12,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,010 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,912 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,157 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $177,449
Average Home Value $207,151


Total Households 10,922
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 7,730
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 1.15% 1.04%
Households 1.36% 1.18%
Families 1.24% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.71%


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, 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 # 7 91st
Population Density # 24 65th
Diversity Index # 22 68th
Median Household Income # 20 71st
Per Capita Income # 40 41st

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