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Buffalo County, South Dakota

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Table

Buffalo County, South Dakota
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,923
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,923
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,948
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,948
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,912
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
11.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
38.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
7.5%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
15.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
80.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
14.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 123
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 0.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 616
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 51.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 -
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $733
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $297
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $465
Building permits, 2021 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 540
Persons per household, 2016-2020 3.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 93.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 74.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 60.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 77.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 8.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 13.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
18.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) NA
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 14.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $35,000
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $12,003
Persons in poverty, percent
32.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 11
Total employment, 2020 130
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 2,747
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -19.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 36
All firms, 2012 55
Men-owned firms, 2012 38
Women-owned firms, 2012 F
Minority-owned firms, 2012 47
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 F
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 41
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 4.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 471.38
FIPS Code 46017
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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