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Lawrence County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2014: 24,657 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 21,802 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,109
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,663
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,755
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,764 (it was 3,126 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 800 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (19.0%), Construction (16.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.7%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lawrence County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 12,212  (49.5%)
Females: 12,445  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,032 ($31,755 in 1999)

This county:

$42032
South Dakota:

$48947

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $484 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $707)
This county:

$484
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $174,673 (it was $82,300 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$174,673
South Dakota:

$138,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,173 - $262,194
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,211
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $442

Institutionalized population: 152

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 3
Lawrence County, SD map from a distance

Health of residents in Lawrence 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 3.5. This is about average.
71.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
51.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
57.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 154 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 179 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 177 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2009: 134 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2010: 147 buildings, average cost: $199,500
  • 2011: 88 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2012: 137 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2013: 147 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2014: 152 buildings, average cost: $237,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,121 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,531 (0.9%)

Lawrence County household income distribution in 2009 Lawrence County home values distribution Lawrence County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.1% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 32.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
Lawrence County:

14.5%
South Dakota:

14.2%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.1% for Black residents, 17.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 44.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 23 years old, Asian residents: 21 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lawrence County is $416 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $713 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spearfish, Lead, North Spearfish, Deadwood, Whitewood, St. Onge, Central City.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Knox County, Maine , Crawford County, Michigan , Jackson County, Wisconsin , Miner County , Trempealeau County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,245
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 266 (50% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 81
  • 1985 to 1989: 23
  • 1980 to 1984: 15
  • 1975 to 1979: 30
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1965 to 1969: 63

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.2%

Lawrence County marital status for males Lawrence County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,044
  • One, attached: 272
  • Two: 400
  • 3 or 4: 547
  • 5 to 9: 403
  • 10 to 19: 402
  • 20 or more: 666
  • Mobile homes: 1,677
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 2,217 (271 second mortgage, 208 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,441

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lawrence County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,90025
Mainline Protestant3,28312
Catholic2,1533
Other122
None13,749-
Lawrence 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: 5
Lawrence County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Lawrence County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

23.0%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Lawrence County:

Average size of farms: 589 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,804
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $55.64
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,303
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.84%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,251
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.77%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.14
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.78%
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 11% 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 338.4 miles away from Lawrence County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 495.8 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 164.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 107.8 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 342.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South DakotaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 2, 2008 to June 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1774): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South DakotaBoxelder Fire, Incident Period: July 19, 2007 to July 31, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 21, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2716, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South DakotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 6, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3234): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South DakotaCamp Five Fire, Incident Period: April 17, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2557, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South DakotaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 3, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1173): April 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South DakotaSevere Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1156): January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • South DakotaSevere Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: March 1, 1995 to June 20, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1052): May 26, 1995, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1052, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South DakotaFLASH FLOODING, MUDSLIDES, Incident Period: June 25, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-511): June 25, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-511, Natural disaster type: Mudslide, Flash Flood
  • South DakotaHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: June 10, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-336): June 10, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-336, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • South DakotaFLOODING, Incident Period: May 26, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-197): May 26, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-197, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (16%)
  • Canada (16%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Poland (12%)
  • Romania (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

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

  • German (36%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Lawrence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,020 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,188 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 642 (6%)
  • Other means: 37 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 405 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 607 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 206 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 193 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 649 people in college/university student housing
  • 239 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 85 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,166.

8.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.96%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.31% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($13,307 average AGI)
4.65% relocated from other states ($20,710 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

4.65%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.26% ($23,298 average AGI)
from Meade County, SD  0.78% ($21,714)
from Butte County, SD  0.77% ($32,737)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.23% ($41,261)
from Campbell County, WY  0.18% ($37,167)
from Brown County, SD  0.14% ($49,714)
from Crook County, WY  0.14% ($39,429)


8.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.62%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.07% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($13,336 average AGI)
4.55% relocated to other states ($16,860 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

4.55%
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 Pennington County, SD  1.09% ($26,075 average AGI)
to Butte County, SD  0.99% ($32,340)
to Meade County, SD  0.69% ($37,250)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.26% ($19,200)
to Campbell County, WY  0.24% ($37,708)
to Custer County, SD  0.11% ($23,364)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($53,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lawrence County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,154 (3,579 aged, 575 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 412 (8%)

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 Lawrence County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (307)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (211)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (201)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (166)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (134)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (118)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (81)
  • Congestive heart failure (75)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (67)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (65)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9287
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 260.090
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36807.17

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1178.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1067.200
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26.79

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 125.030

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22.33

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 212.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 135.2
  • Other - 77.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,026
  • In family households: 17,568 (4,647 male householders, 1,534 female householders)
    4,909 spouses, 5,434 children (4,993 natural, 171 adopted, 270 stepchildren), 208 grandchildren, 120 brothers or sisters, 92 parents, 95 other relatives, 470 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,458 (2,053 male householders (1,571 living alone)), 2,302 female householders (1,925 living alone)), 1,103 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,071 (152 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,448 2-persons, 1,175 3-persons, 942 4-persons, 412 5-persons, 142 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,496 1-person, 684 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,482 married couples with children.
1,114 single-parent households (269 men, 845 women).

95.7% of residents of Lawrence County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $127,950,000 ($5738 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,636,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,657,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,302,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $141,000
Federal grants: $21,523,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,992,000 ($489,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,334,000 ($6,607,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,896,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,069,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,347,000

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

Births: 1,226
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,023
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +424
Here +19 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lawrence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.40 millions of gallons per day (51% from ground, 49% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 217
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,389
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,963
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,501
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,876
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,273
  • 1950 to 1959: 560
  • 1940 to 1949: 406
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,810
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 179
  • 4 rooms: 732
  • 5 rooms: 1,191
  • 6 rooms: 1,137
  • 7 rooms: 858
  • 8 rooms: 757
  • 9+ rooms: 817
  • 1 room: 84
  • 2 rooms: 449
  • 3 rooms: 621
  • 4 rooms: 968
  • 5 rooms: 513
  • 6 rooms: 253
  • 7 rooms: 128
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 187
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,327
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,856
  • 4 bedrooms: 984
  • 5+ bedrooms: 376
  • no bedroom: 106
  • 1 bedroom: 942
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,395
  • 3 bedrooms: 531
  • 4 bedrooms: 131
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 137
  • 1 vehicle: 1,197
  • 2 vehicles: 2,351
  • 3 vehicles: 1,370
  • 4 vehicles: 508
  • 5+ vehicles: 192
  • no vehicle: 309
  • 1 vehicle: 1,546
  • 2 vehicles: 935
  • 3 vehicles: 242
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5+ vehicles: 40

49% of Lawrence County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in South Dakota.

Lawrence County:

48.8%
State average:

56.2%

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

  • This state: 13769
  • Northeast: 293
  • Midwest: 4116
  • South: 586
  • West: 2694

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.3%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Wood (7.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (49.2%)
  • Electricity (39.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 107
Here:

4.4%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

5.6%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

4.1%
South Dakota:

17.8%

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)

Lawrence County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $695,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,146,000
    Police Protection: $1,463,000
    Financial Administration: $1,308,000
    General - Other: $1,075,000
    Correctional Institutions: $841,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $458,000
    General Public Buildings: $438,000
    Libraries: $386,000
    Central Staff Services: $300,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $281,000
    Health - Other: $128,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $42,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,084,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $33,000
    Financial Administration: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $15,000
    General - Other: $13,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,928,000

Lawrence County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $692,000
    Regular Highways: $47,000
    Air Transportation: $45,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $427,000
    Highways: $18,000
    All Other: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,290,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $79,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,084,000
    Highways: $776,000
    All Other: $221,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,415,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $94,000
    Other License: $74,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $22,000

Lawrence County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,850,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $43,850,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,085,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $820,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $265,000

Lawrence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,950,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,850,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 281
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 260
  • Number of recipients under 18: 29
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 203
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 49
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 136
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 114
Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lawrence County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15976.2 years
Mary13180.3 years
William12277.5 years
Robert9472.8 years
George8477.6 years
Charles7178.5 years
Margaret7081.4 years
James6975.0 years
Helen6282.6 years
Anna5585.0 years
Most common last names in Lawrence County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6479.5 years
Nelson5073.3 years
Anderson4580.1 years
Smith4177.1 years
Miller3375.1 years
Larson2778.5 years
Williams2681.3 years
Thompson2281.0 years
Olson2071.4 years
Jones2074.5 years
Businesses in Lawrence County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Alco Stores1Long John Silver's1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western2Nike2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Safeway1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway3
Hilton1Super 82
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
Kmart1Vons1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1