Perkins County SD Information


Perkins County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,003
Daytime Population: Workers 1,583
Daytime Population: Residents 1,366
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,949
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,938
Population in Familes 2,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,511
Average Household Income $63,832
Per Capita Income $27,824


Total Housing Units 1,760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 973 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 323 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $76,845
Average Home Value $188,129


Total Households 1,296
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 833
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 0.1% -0.03%
Households 0.05% -0.05%
Families -0.08% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   3.67%


Perkins County SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perkins 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 # 49 27th
Population Density # 64 6th
Diversity Index # 59 11th
Median Household Income # 56 17th
Per Capita Income # 37 45th

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