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Minnehaha County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2016: 187,318 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 148,281 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,558
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,009
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 37,512
Renter-occupied apartments: 23,461 (it was 20,484 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

32%

Land area: 810 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 231 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Minnehaha County: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Minnehaha County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years
Males: 94,159  (50.3%)
Females: 93,159  (49.7%)
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Minnehaha County,SD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Minnehaha County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,038 ($42,566 in 1999)

This county:

$60,038
South Dakota:

$54,467

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $695 (lower quartile is $568, upper quartile is $846)
This county:

$695
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $173,500 (it was $98,000 in 2000)
Minnehaha:

$173,500
South Dakota:

$160,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,600 - $257,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $227,364
Here:

$227,364
State:

$188,004

Townhouses or other attached units: $226,415
Here:

$226,415
State:

$199,867

In 2-unit structures: $232,201
Here:

$232,201
State:

$156,148

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,179
Here:

$124,179
State:

$125,675

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,679
Here:

$108,679
State:

$136,653

Mobile homes: $36,021
Here:

$36,021
State:

$55,898
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,253
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $480

Institutionalized population: 3,530

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 97
  • Thefts: 99
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 161
  • Thefts: 136
  • Auto thefts: 40
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Health of residents in Minnehaha 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 better than average.
76.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
75.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
75.1% 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 167 pounds. This is more than average.
46.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1217 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2008: 709 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2009: 772 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2010: 630 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2011: 599 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2012: 980 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2013: 1154 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2014: 965 buildings, average cost: $166,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,524 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,527 (1.5%)

Minnehaha County household income distribution in 2009 Minnehaha County home values distribution Minnehaha County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.2%
Minnehaha County:

10.2%
South Dakota:

13.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 20.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.3% for American Indian residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 30.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.9 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 35.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.2 years old, Black residents: 25.7 years old, American Indian residents: 26.5 years old, Asian residents: 27.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.8 years old)

Area name: Sioux Falls, SD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Minnehaha County is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $621 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sioux Falls, Brandon, Dell Rapids, Hartford, Garretson, Crooks, Baltic, Valley Springs, Colton, Meadow View Addition.

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

2012 air pollution in Minnehaha County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.189 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Buffalo County , Dodge County, Minnesota , Hanson County , Lincoln County , Rock County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,981
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,284 (34.1% naturalized citizens)

Minnehaha County:

7.1%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 5,982
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,961
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,925
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,044
  • 1970 to 1979: 292
  • Before 1970: 425
Note: State values scaled to Minnehaha County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.3%

Minnehaha County marital status for males Minnehaha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 49,597
  • One, attached: 3,202
  • Two: 762
  • 3 or 4: 3,056
  • 5 to 9: 3,696
  • 10 to 19: 5,161
  • 20 to 49: 6,816
  • 50 or more: 3,331
  • Mobile homes: 3,512

Housing units in Minnehaha County with a mortgage: 33,295 (929 second mortgage, 2,389 home equity loan, 76 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,247

Here:

70.2% with mortgage
State:

56.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Minnehaha County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant49,75980
Catholic30,33516
Evangelical Protestant21,83284
Other2,60612
Orthodox2602
Black Protestant2491
None64,427-
Minnehaha 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: 23
Minnehaha County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Minnehaha County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 110
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Minnehaha County:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Minnehaha County:

26.7%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Minnehaha County:

Average size of farms: 349 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $99,184
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $204.95
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.47%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,215
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 77.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $96,702
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.49%
Corn for grain: 138046 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 580 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 136218 harvested acres
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 40 acres

Earthquake activity:

Minnehaha County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 139.5 miles away from Minnehaha County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 147.1 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 123.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 693.6 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from Minnehaha County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 145.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2014 to June 20, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4186: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4186, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: April 08, 2013 to April 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4115: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4115, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1938: September 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1938, 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2004 to June 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1531: July 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1531, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Winter Storms, Incident Period: November 13, 1996 to November 26, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1161: February 28, 1997, FEMA Id: 1161, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Flooding, Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to September 10, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-999: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 999, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3015: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3015, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Minnehaha County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Ethiopia (15%)
  • Nepal (9%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Liberia (4%)
  • Other South Central Asia (4%)

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

  • German (28%)
  • Norwegian (12%)
  • American (7%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (2%)
  • African (2%)

Minnehaha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 97,626 (84.7%)
  • Carpooled: 9,249 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 875 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 292 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 77 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 3,218 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 3,913 (3.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,303 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,246 people in state prisons
  • 1,246 people in nursing homes
  • 471 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 305 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 254 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 104 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 81 people in other group homes
  • 80 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 73 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 72 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 48 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 41 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 20 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

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

  • 1,797 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,482 people in state prisons
  • 1,093 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 517 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 392 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 229 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 192 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 123 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 81 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 73 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 64 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 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 $56,011.

7.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.02%
South Dakota average:

0.05%

3.46% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($16,873 average AGI)
3.62% relocated from other states ($21,423 average AGI)
Minnehaha 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 Lincoln County, SD  1.32% ($45,824 average AGI)
from Brookings County, SD  0.24% ($28,124)
from Pennington County, SD  0.16% ($27,252)
from Lake County, SD  0.13% ($25,643)
from Turner County, SD  0.12% ($30,432)
from Clay County, SD  0.12% ($20,184)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.11% ($41,699)


7.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

0.04%
South Dakota average:

0.06%

3.27% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($17,699 average AGI)
3.89% relocated to other states ($22,107 average AGI)
Minnehaha County:

3.89%
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 Lincoln County, SD  1.63% ($48,425 average AGI)
to Brookings County, SD  0.16% ($28,939)
to Pennington County, SD  0.15% ($27,196)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.14% ($28,687)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($52,905)
to Yankton County, SD  0.11% ($25,036)
to Turner County, SD  0.10% ($35,557)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.3

Births per 1000 population in Minnehaha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Minnehaha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Minnehaha County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Minnehaha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Minnehaha County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,537 (19,261 aged, 3,276 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,801 (6%)

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 Minnehaha County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,808)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,293)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (953)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (920)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (899)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (690)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (356)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (347)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (324)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (278)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,063
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 839
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,097

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,587
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 711
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 107

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.5. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.8
  • Poisoning - 34.8
  • Suffocation - 33.1
  • Other - 1.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 187,318
  • In family households: 144,773 (23,818 male householders, 20,638 female householders)
    34,235 spouses, 54,814 children (51,525 natural, 1,105 adopted, 2,184 stepchildren), 1,705 grandchildren, 2,082 brothers or sisters, 1,082 parents, 2,535 other relatives, 3,864 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,507 (14,044 male householders (11,355 living alone)), 15,308 female householders (12,809 living alone)), 7,155 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,038

Size of family households: 20,247 2-persons, 8,928 3-persons, 8,009 4-persons, 4,649 5-persons, 1,471 6-persons, 1,152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 24,164 1-person, 4,688 2-persons, 304 3-persons, 196 4-persons.

31,920 married couples with children.
13,036 single-parent households (4,077 men, 8,959 women).

90.5% of residents of Minnehaha speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other language at home (37% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,088,902,000 ($6,920 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $74,151,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $338,335,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $342,923,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,926,000
Federal grants: $151,546,000
Federal procurement contracts: $93,149,000 ($18,612,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $149,023,000 ($36,240,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $740,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $148,077,000
Federal Government insurance: $105,151,000

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

Births: 12,646
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,893
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,276
Here:

+14 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,095
Here +19 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Minnehaha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.38 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 3,261
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,101
  • 2000 to 2009: 13,599
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,323
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,771
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,824
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,194
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,593
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,593
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,874
Note: State values scaled to Minnehaha population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Minnehaha County population
  • 1 room: 32
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 1,102
  • 4 rooms: 3,346
  • 5 rooms: 6,913
  • 6 rooms: 6,520
  • 7 rooms: 6,966
  • 8 rooms: 9,024
  • 9+ rooms: 13,639
  • 1 room: 1,343
  • 2 rooms: 2,613
  • 3 rooms: 6,134
  • 4 rooms: 7,192
  • 5 rooms: 3,614
  • 6 rooms: 2,562
  • 7 rooms: 1,439
  • 8 rooms: 729
  • 9+ rooms: 640
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Minnehaha County population
  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 208
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,627
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,381
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,166
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,128
  • no bedroom: 1,388
  • 1 bedroom: 7,584
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,864
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,852
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,357
  • 5+ bedrooms: 221
Cars and other vehicles available in Minnehaha County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Minnehaha County population
  • no vehicle: 459
  • 1 vehicle: 9,029
  • 2 vehicles: 22,529
  • 3 vehicles: 9,965
  • 4 vehicles: 4,061
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,499
  • no vehicle: 3,336
  • 1 vehicle: 14,365
  • 2 vehicles: 6,471
  • 3 vehicles: 1,561
  • 4 vehicles: 301
  • 5+ vehicles: 232

82% of Minnehaha County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in South Dakota.

Minnehaha County:

82.0%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 116,329
  • Other state: 56,660
  • Northeast: 1,728
  • Midwest: 42,148
  • South: 3,688
  • West: 9,096

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Minnehaha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (77.6%)
  • Electricity (14.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (52.3%)
  • Electricity (40.7%)
  • No fuel used (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,527
Here:

8.0%
South Dakota:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,266
Here:

12.9%
South Dakota:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,771
Here:

33.1%
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)

Minnehaha County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,541,000
    General - Other: $2,357,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $10,180,000
    General - Other: $6,761,000
    Police Protection: $5,072,000
    Regular Highways: $4,648,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,621,000
    Financial Administration: $3,423,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,982,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,645,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,502,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,279,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,167,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,018,000
    Local Fire Protection: $312,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $307,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $274,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,562,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $643,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,557,000

Minnehaha County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $9,008,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,222,000
    Highways: $43,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,200,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,015,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $402,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $370,000
    Rents: $41,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,281,000
    General Local Government Support: $854,000
    All Other: $556,000
    Health and Hospitals: $23,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,057,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,488,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,623,000
    Other License: $107,000
    Death and Gift: $59,000

Minnehaha County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,703,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,235,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,230,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,762,000

Minnehaha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,683,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,107
  • Number of aged recipients: 189
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,918
  • Number of recipients under 18: 374
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,392
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 341
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 785
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 884
Minnehaha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,497$131,7261,270$142,1054,974$147,738402$62,31643$750,000385$120,93557$44,228
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED80$134,27591$155,681658$153,65732$46,5001$315,00029$119,48314$38,643
APPLICATIONS DENIED109$123,578114$100,5531,085$143,773167$35,7607$1,523,71451$169,74577$38,481
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN61$139,62379$141,7851,108$150,88672$69,5565$3,905,60027$129,5936$75,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$153,8894$115,250163$149,1907$55,2860$06$118,0003$36,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED177$154,486221$171,0503$103,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED26$159,34638$170,2372$112,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$162,40012$190,8330$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$132,50017$109,4710$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$90,5005$215,6001$48,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Minnehaha County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John71576.3 years
Robert53671.2 years
Mary50280.5 years
William47976.3 years
James35071.3 years
George33277.8 years
Donald31671.5 years
Helen30381.7 years
Anna28586.3 years
Henry27679.7 years
Most common last names in Minnehaha County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson52178.2 years
Anderson38977.6 years
Nelson36778.7 years
Olson22378.9 years
Peterson21377.9 years
Smith19075.9 years
Larson18480.0 years
Miller16275.9 years
Thompson15678.7 years
Hanson14179.1 years
Businesses in Minnehaha County, SD
NameCountNameCount
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Ace Hardware5Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts2La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture6
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza3
Applebee's2Long John Silver's1
Arby's3Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Macy's1
Audi1Marriott5
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets6
BMW1Maurices2
Banana Republic1McDonald's7
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works2Menards2
Baymont Inn1Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity3
Best Western2New Balance8
Big O Tires1New York & Co1
Blockbuster3Nike11
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King10Old Navy1
Caribou Coffee2Olive Garden1
Carson Pirie Scott1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza3
Chevrolet2Payless3
Chico's1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut4
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Comfort Suites1Quality1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos3
Curves1RadioShack3
DHL1Ramada2
Dairy Queen8Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Red Roof Inn1
Deb1Rodeway Inn1
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2SAS Shoes2
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge1Sears3
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
Ethan Allen1Sheraton1
Express1Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear2Sleep Inn1
FedEx27Slumberland1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
Ford2Staples1
GNC1Starbucks8
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway18
Gymboree1Super 83
H&R Block6T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's3Taco Bell6
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton1Target2
Hobby Lobby1The Limited1
Holiday Inn4Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul6
IHOP2UPS29
JCPenney1Vans1
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walgreens5
KFC4Walmart2
Kincaid1Wendy's3
Kmart2YMCA1

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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"