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Meade County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2019: 28,163 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 24,253 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,829
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,510
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,006
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,564 (it was 2,799 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

32%

Land area: 3471 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Meade County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (47.9%), Educational, health and social services (16.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 12%
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  • Races in Meade County, SD (2019)
    • 24,526101.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1754.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7823.2%Two or more races
    • 7092.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 6062.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3121.3%Asian alone
    • 450.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.2 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Males: 14,753  (52.4%)
Females: 13,410  (47.6%)
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Average household size:
Meade County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,885 ($36,992 in 1999)
This county:

$61,885
South Dakota:

$59,533

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $732 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $1,079)
This county:

$732
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $210,907 (it was $78,400 in 2000)
Meade:

$210,907
South Dakota:

$185,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $154,964 - $304,430

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $244,566
Here:

$244,566
State:

$222,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $274,274
Here:

$274,274
State:

$231,929

In 2-unit structures: $177,796
Here:

$177,796
State:

$201,138

Mobile homes: $105,260
Here:

$105,260
State:

$69,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,518
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $526

Institutionalized population: 158

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 31
  • Thefts: 118
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 59
  • Thefts: 120
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Health of residents in Meade County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
48.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
53.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 64 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 1998: 91 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2000: 92 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2001: 168 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 2002: 172 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2003: 206 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2004: 309 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2005: 273 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2006: 118 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2007: 90 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2008: 73 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $140,600
  • 2010: 87 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2011: 63 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2012: 87 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2013: 137 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2014: 100 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2015: 130 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2016: 133 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2017: 115 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2018: 136 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2019: 115 buildings, average cost: $276,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Meade, SD residents
Average permit cost in Meade, SD
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,724 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,416 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Meade, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Meade, SD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Meade, SD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.2%
Meade County:

6.2%
South Dakota:

11.9%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Black residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.6% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.9% for other race residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 37.2 years old
(Males: 35.5 years old, Females: 39.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.8 years old, Black residents: 30.0 years old, American Indian residents: 26.5 years old, Asian residents: 30.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Meade County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $721 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sturgis, Ellsworth AFB, Blackhawk, Summerset, Faith, Blucksberg Mountain, Piedmont.

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

2018 air pollution in Meade County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 13.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Crawford County, Michigan , Portage County, Wisconsin , Trempealeau County, Wisconsin , Ramsey County, Minnesota , Swift County, Minnesota , Washington County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Meade, SD
County total employment by year in Meade, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Meade, SD

Current college students: 1,061
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 626 (77.3% naturalized citizens)

Meade County:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1612010 or later
  • 1342000 to 2009
  • 551990 to 1999
  • 791980 to 1989
  • 271970 to 1979
  • 111Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.9%

Meade County marital status for males Meade County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,329
  • One, attached: 951
  • Two: 122
  • 3 or 4: 174
  • 5 to 9: 308
  • 10 to 19: 290
  • 20 to 49: 219
  • 50 or more: 75
  • Mobile homes: 1,837

Housing units in Meade County with a mortgage: 4,995 (89 second mortgage, 179 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,425

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

55.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Meade County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,31410
Catholic1,9887
Evangelical Protestant1,92520
Other2603
None18,947-
Meade 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
Meade County:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Meade County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Meade County:

6.6%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Meade County:

25.6%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Meade County:

Average size of farms: 2490 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,160
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $30.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,416
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.19%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $83,831
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.69%
Corn for grain: 2291 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 20598 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Meade County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 349% greater 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 373.3 miles away from Meade County center, causing $26,000,000 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 188.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 531.0 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from Meade 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 377.2 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 Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 30, 2019 - July 21, 2019, FEMA Id: 4467, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2019 - June 7, 2019, FEMA Id: 4463, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 24, 2016 - December 26, 2016, FEMA Id: 4298, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 03, 2013 to October 17, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4155: November 08, 2013, FEMA Id: 4155, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, 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 Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: November 05, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1811: December 12, 2008, FEMA Id: 1811, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • 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 East Ridge Fire, Incident Period: July 27, 2006 to August 07, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 27, 2006, FEMA Id: 2658, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 18, 2006 to April 20, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1647: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1647, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Meade County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Meade

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,142 (69.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,119 (12.7%)
  • Bus: 5 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 186 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 204 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,203 (13.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Switzerland (15%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Korea (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Meade County


  • German (28%)
  • American (9%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 541 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in military disciplinary barracks

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

  • 593 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,098.

13.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,084 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.30%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


0.50% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,652 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.50%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

7.35% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($27,839 average AGI)
5.45% relocated from other states ($18,593 average AGI)
Meade County:

5.45%
South Dakota average:

3.70%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pennington County, SD  5.05% ($45,251 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, SD  0.88% ($41,653)
from Butte County, SD  0.24% ($52,556)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.21% ($50,348)


12.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.08%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


0.49% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,455 average AGI)
Meade County:

0.49%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

7.18% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($23,848 average AGI)
4.40% relocated to other states ($16,548 average AGI)
Meade County:

4.40%
South Dakota average:

3.63%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pennington County, SD  5.11% ($36,338 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, SD  0.86% ($50,500)
to Butte County, SD  0.24% ($33,885)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Meade County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Meade County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Meade County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meade County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Meade County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meade County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meade County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meade County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Meade County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,563 (2,993 aged, 570 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 697 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Meade County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (290)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (269)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (253)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (225)
  • Congestive heart failure (44)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (23)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,057
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,851
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,455

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,365
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,080
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 164.1. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,163
  • Male householders: 5,689 (1,363 living alone), Female householders: 5,641 (1,645 living alone)
  • 6,342 spouses (6,317 opposite-sex spouses), 601 unmarried partners, (563 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,777 children (7,166 natural, 254 adopted, 356 stepchildren), 185 grandchildren, 242 brothers or sisters, 140 parents, 87 foster children, 241 other relatives, 467 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 815

Size of family households: 3,847 2-persons, 1,398 3-persons, 1,328 4-persons, 731 5-persons, 325 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,009 1-person, 494 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 26 4-persons.

5,375 married couples with children.
755 single-parent households (364 men, 391 women).

96.5% of residents of Meade speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $215,677,000 ($8,677 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $63,494,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,755,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,369,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,096,000
Federal grants: $33,697,000
Federal procurement contracts: $57,496,000 ($54,134,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,264,000 ($1,904,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,567,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $16,315,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,950,000

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

Births: 1,917
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 940
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +96
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -652
Here -26 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Meade County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Meade County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Meade County, South Dakota
  • 7322014 or later
  • 4652010 to 2013
  • 2,3382000 to 2009
  • 1,8941990 to 1999
  • 1,6251980 to 1989
  • 2,4221970 to 1979
  • 7101960 to 1969
  • 8001950 to 1959
  • 3881940 to 1949
  • 9551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Meade County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Meade County, South Dakota
  • 11 room
  • 82 rooms
  • 2233 rooms
  • 6874 rooms
  • 1,4545 rooms
  • 1,5226 rooms
  • 1,4077 rooms
  • 1,3128 rooms
  • 1,7869+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
  • 1701 room
  • 1082 rooms
  • 3553 rooms
  • 8424 rooms
  • 5835 rooms
  • 4456 rooms
  • 1387 rooms
  • 1498 rooms
  • 549+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Meade County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Meade County, South Dakota
  • 2no bedroom
  • 2831 bedroom
  • 1,2772 bedrooms
  • 3,3343 bedrooms
  • 2,5974 bedrooms
  • 9475+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meade County, South Dakota
  • 179no bedroom
  • 3121 bedroom
  • 1,1232 bedrooms
  • 8443 bedrooms
  • 3874 bedrooms
  • 395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Meade County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Meade County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Meade County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 87no vehicle
  • 1,3181 vehicle
  • 3,1452 vehicles
  • 2,1863 vehicles
  • 1,2024 vehicles
  • 4925+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Meade County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Meade County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 130no vehicle
  • 1,3801 vehicle
  • 1,0422 vehicles
  • 3063 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

81.9% of Meade County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in South Dakota.

Meade County:

81.9%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 15,322
  • Other state: 11,804
  • Northeast: 589
  • Midwest: 5,069
  • South: 2,050
  • West: 4,049
Year householders moved into unit in Meade County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meade County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.3%Utility gas
  • 27.6%Electricity
  • 13.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.2%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 399
Here:

13.0%
South Dakota:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 124
Here:

9.8%
South Dakota:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

5.3%
South Dakota:

13.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Meade County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,048,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,453,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,107,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $708,000
    General - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $190,000
    Other: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,293,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,186,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $262,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $176,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,346,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,914,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,834,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $254,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,426,000

Meade County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,048,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,453,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,107,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $708,000
    General - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $190,000
    Other: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,293,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,186,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $262,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $176,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,346,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,914,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,834,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $254,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,426,000

Meade County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,048,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,453,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,107,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $708,000
    General - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $190,000
    Other: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,293,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,186,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $262,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $176,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,346,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,914,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,834,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $254,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,426,000

Meade County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $107,000
  • Charges - Regular Highways: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,048,000
    Police Protection: $2,120,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,849,000
    Financial Administration: $1,453,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,107,000
    General Public Buildings: $944,000
    Central Staff Services: $708,000
    General - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $190,000
    Other: $123,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,293,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,186,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $368,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $262,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $176,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    General Revenue - Other: $11,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,346,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,914,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,834,000
    Other License: $262,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $254,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,426,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 271
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 244
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 178
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 50
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 105
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 119
Most common first names in Meade County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9175.9 years
Robert7272.5 years
William6675.8 years
Mary4881.4 years
James4672.2 years
George4576.6 years
Margaret4180.2 years
Dorothy4075.6 years
Helen3979.0 years
Charles3579.4 years
Most common last names in Meade County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3177.9 years
Brown2574.6 years
Erickson2275.2 years
Miller2081.8 years
Anderson2069.6 years
Cooper1981.4 years
Olson1971.3 years
Smith1976.5 years
Jones1879.3 years
Bachand1878.7 years
Businesses in Meade County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture2
Best Western1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's2
Burger King2Nike1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut4
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen1Ramada1
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx5Starbucks1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS9
Kroger3Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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