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Buffalo County, South Dakota

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Buffalo County, South Dakota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,962
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,962
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,913
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,912
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 112
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 616
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 45.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $49,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $764
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $358
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $457
Building permits, 2019 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 564
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 93.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 12.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 67.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 56.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 79.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 9.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 13.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.6%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) NA
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 13.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $32,500
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $11,471
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 10
Total employment, 2018 169
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 4,265
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.9%
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
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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