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Hughes County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 17,814 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 16,481 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,109
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,602
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,310
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,355 (it was 2,202 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

32%

Land area: 741 sq. mi.

Water area: 59.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hughes County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hughes County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (10.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years
Males: 8,698  (48.8%)
Females: 9,116  (51.2%)
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Hughes County,SD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hughes County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,637 ($42,970 in 1999)

This county:

$61,637
South Dakota:

$54,467

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $520 (lower quartile is $389, upper quartile is $668)
This county:

$520
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $186,990 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Hughes:

$186,990
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,136 - $257,122

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $218,924
Here:

$218,924
State:

$188,004

Townhouses or other attached units: $242,846
Here:

$242,846
State:

$199,867

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,039
Here:

$131,039
State:

$125,675

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,508
Here:

$136,508
State:

$136,653

Mobile homes: $155,344
Here:

$155,344
State:

$55,898
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,273
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $503

Institutionalized population: 681

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 7
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Health of residents in Hughes County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
73.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2008: 28 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2014: 35 buildings, average cost: $218,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,254 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,574 (1.3%)

Hughes County household income distribution in 2009 Hughes County home values distribution Hughes County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.4%
Hughes County:

8.4%
South Dakota:

13.3%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.6% for Black residents, 40.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.6% for American Indian residents, 1.6% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 38.5 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 40.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.9 years old, Black residents: 27.8 years old, American Indian residents: 29.3 years old, Asian residents: 53.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.2 years old, Other race residents: 31.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hughes County is $405 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $500 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pierre, Blunt, Harrold.

Hughes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Ada County, Idaho , Hancock County, Maine , Grand Isle County, Vermont , Park County, Wyoming , York County, Maine , Haakon County , Manitowoc County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 183
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 244 (28.7% naturalized citizens)

Hughes County:

1.4%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 87
  • 1990 to 1999: 63
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 22
  • Before 1970: 58
Note: State values scaled to Hughes County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.5%

Hughes County marital status for males Hughes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,811
  • One, attached: 165
  • Two: 115
  • 3 or 4: 431
  • 5 to 9: 455
  • 10 to 19: 372
  • 20 to 49: 362
  • 50 or more: 403
  • Mobile homes: 875

Housing units in Hughes County with a mortgage: 2,730 (19 second mortgage, 230 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,850

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

56.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hughes County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,28011
Evangelical Protestant4,54519
Catholic2,8223
Other4103
None3,965-
Hughes County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Hughes County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hughes County:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hughes County:

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Hughes County:

28.3%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Hughes County:

Average size of farms: 1425 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,993
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $103.38
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 51.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,789
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $116,980
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 82.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.54
Corn for grain: 11081 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23599 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5812 harvested acres
Vegetables: 78 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Hughes County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 517.6 miles away from Hughes County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.7 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 285.5 miles away from Hughes County center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2015 to June 24, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4233: July 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4233, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2013 to June 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4137: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4137, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1887: March 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1887, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1774: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1995 to June 20, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1052: May 26, 1995, FEMA Id: 1052, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 13, 1995 to February 10, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1045: March 14, 1995, FEMA Id: 1045, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (31%)
  • Philippines (28%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Brazil (9%)
  • Croatia (8%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Burma (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hughes County (%):

  • German (30%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • Danish (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Hughes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,254 (82.7%)
  • Carpooled: 1,013 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 79 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 33 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 332 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 275 (2.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Hughes County, South Dakota in 2000:

  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 198 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 187 people in state prisons
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Hughes County, South Dakota in 2010:

  • 529 people in state prisons
  • 152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,742.

8.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,252 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.11% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($18,694 average AGI)
3.62% relocated from other states ($13,558 average AGI)
Hughes County:

3.62%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stanley County, SD  0.95% ($39,544 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.65% ($25,745)
from Pennington County, SD  0.63% ($31,711)
from Brown County, SD  0.26% ($34,053)
from Brookings County, SD  0.19% ($18,714)
from Dewey County, SD  0.17% ($26,833)
from Meade County, SD  0.15% ($49,182)


8.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.00% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($20,754 average AGI)
3.19% relocated to other states ($14,212 average AGI)
Hughes County:

3.19%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Stanley County, SD  0.98% ($46,357 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.76% ($24,148)
to Pennington County, SD  0.62% ($33,000)
to Davison County, SD  0.21% ($21,333)
to Brown County, SD  0.20% ($22,357)
to Brookings County, SD  0.18% ($51,615)
to Clay County, SD  0.17% ($28,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Hughes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Hughes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hughes County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hughes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hughes County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,408 (2,112 aged, 296 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 346 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Hughes County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (153)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (150)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (129)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (113)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (110)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (85)
  • Congestive heart failure (53)
  • Unspecified dementia (49)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (48)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,400
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 984
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,716

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,215
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 693
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 59
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,814
  • In family households: 13,095 (2,289 male householders, 1,779 female householders)
    3,443 spouses, 4,693 children (4,410 natural, 108 adopted, 169 stepchildren), 299 grandchildren, 44 brothers or sisters, 59 parents, 85 other relatives, 341 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,535 (1,746 male householders (1,596 living alone)), 1,472 female householders (1,382 living alone)), 313 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,184

Size of family households: 1,969 2-persons, 732 3-persons, 851 4-persons, 307 5-persons, 159 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,981 1-person, 214 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

3,088 married couples with children.
675 single-parent households (274 men, 401 women).

95.5% of residents of Hughes speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (15% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well, 77% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $335,418,000 ($19,996 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,192,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,897,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,284,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,028,000
Federal grants: $232,388,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,270,000 ($1,327,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,551,000 ($6,301,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,549,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,429,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,654,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,066
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 793
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +72
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +73
Here +4 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hughes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.32 millions of gallons per day (72% from ground, 28% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 181
  • 2010 to 2013: 248
  • 2000 to 2009: 887
  • 1990 to 1999: 995
  • 1980 to 1989: 746
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,737
  • 1960 to 1969: 860
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,030
  • 1940 to 1949: 218
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,068
Note: State values scaled to Hughes population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hughes County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hughes County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 401
  • 5 rooms: 710
  • 6 rooms: 647
  • 7 rooms: 800
  • 8 rooms: 578
  • 9+ rooms: 1,401
  • 1 room: 217
  • 2 rooms: 312
  • 3 rooms: 654
  • 4 rooms: 652
  • 5 rooms: 390
  • 6 rooms: 215
  • 7 rooms: 198
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9+ rooms: 66
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hughes County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hughes County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 59
  • 2 bedrooms: 839
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,867
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,429
  • 5+ bedrooms: 363
  • no bedroom: 231
  • 1 bedroom: 1,010
  • 2 bedrooms: 931
  • 3 bedrooms: 373
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
Cars and other vehicles available in Hughes County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Hughes County population
  • no vehicle: 56
  • 1 vehicle: 834
  • 2 vehicles: 1,858
  • 3 vehicles: 1,293
  • 4 vehicles: 393
  • 5+ vehicles: 153
  • no vehicle: 555
  • 1 vehicle: 1,339
  • 2 vehicles: 653
  • 3 vehicles: 100
  • 4 vehicles: 79
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

83% of Hughes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in South Dakota.

Hughes County:

82.6%
State average:

84.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12,417
  • Other state: 5,051
  • Northeast: 401
  • Midwest: 2,814
  • South: 647
  • West: 1,200

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hughes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.1%)
  • Electricity (29.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Electricity (65.4%)
  • Utility gas (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 222
Here:

13.5%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

0.6%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

5.6%
South Dakota:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hughes County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,657,000
    Corrections - Other: $899,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $529,000
    Police Protection: $516,000
    General - Other: $494,000
    Financial Administration: $370,000
    Central Staff Services: $325,000
    General Public Buildings: $198,000
    Health Services - Other: $137,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
    Fire Protection: $61,000
    Welfare - Other: $34,000
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,046,000

Hughes County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,318,000
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $86,000
    All Other: $27,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $170,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $105,000
    Rents: $15,000
    Property Sale Other: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $615,000
    General Support: $92,000
    Health & Hospitals: $24,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,777,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $318,000
    NEC: $107,000

Hughes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,824,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 253
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 231
  • Number of recipients under 18: 45
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 171
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 37
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 106
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 99
Hughes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Hughes County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Hughes County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8477.1 years
Robert7473.9 years
William6776.0 years
Mary6381.0 years
Charles5374.5 years
James4175.0 years
George3979.3 years
Margaret3980.7 years
Donald3970.9 years
Helen3783.2 years
Most common last names in Hughes County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3775.8 years
Johnson2881.6 years
Anderson2776.2 years
Miller2673.3 years
Peterson2675.3 years
Jones2082.6 years
Larson1780.5 years
Hanson1779.5 years
Nelson1779.7 years
Olson1675.6 years
Businesses in Hughes County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance1
Budget Car Rental1Nike4
Burger King1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx2Slumberland1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Kincaid1YMCA1
Kmart1