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Lawrence County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2019: 25,888 (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: 32 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (19.0%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Lawrence County, SD (2019)
    • 23,39090.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8303.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5582.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4981.9%Two or more races
    • 2681.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2160.8%Asian alone
    • 330.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.9 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Males: 12,962  (50.1%)
Females: 12,926  (49.9%)
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Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,777 ($31,755 in 1999)
This county:

$53,777
South Dakota:

$59,533

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $674 (lower quartile is $507, upper quartile is $933)
This county:

$674
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $230,171 (it was $82,300 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$230,171
South Dakota:

$185,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,594 - $341,015

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $287,795
Here:

$287,795
State:

$222,394

Townhouses or other attached units: $268,257
Here:

$268,257
State:

$231,929

In 2-unit structures: $411,314
Here:

$411,314
State:

$201,138

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $430,857
Here:

$430,857
State:

$614,574

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $2,119,878
Here:

$2,119,878
State:

$142,219

Mobile homes: $62,642
Here:

$62,642
State:

$69,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,502
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $524

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
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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:

  • 1997: 83 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2000: 110 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2001: 133 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2002: 189 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2003: 209 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2004: 269 buildings, average cost: $146,100
  • 2005: 254 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 2006: 246 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 184 buildings, average cost: $309,800
  • 2016: 160 buildings, average cost: $308,300
  • 2017: 191 buildings, average cost: $350,600
  • 2018: 159 buildings, average cost: $354,500
  • 2019: 173 buildings, average cost: $365,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lawrence, SD residents
Average permit cost in Lawrence, SD
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,679 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,399 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Lawrence, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lawrence, SD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lawrence, SD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.5%
Lawrence County:

11.5%
South Dakota:

11.9%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.8% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.6% for American Indian residents, 63.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.3% for other race residents, 46.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.9 years old
(Males: 41.5 years old, Females: 44.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 22.2 years old, American Indian residents: 21.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.7 years old, Other race residents: 38.0 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 2,245
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 775 (32.4% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

3.0%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3782010 or later
  • 482000 to 2009
  • 581990 to 1999
  • 381980 to 1989
  • 441970 to 1979
  • 81Before 1970

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: 8,900
  • One, attached: 737
  • Two: 358
  • 3 or 4: 497
  • 5 to 9: 407
  • 10 to 19: 661
  • 20 to 49: 700
  • 50 or more: 302
  • Mobile homes: 1,760
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 3,755 (47 second mortgage, 442 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,585

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

55.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lawrence County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 402% 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 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 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 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 Storms, Tornado, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2013 to May 31, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4125: June 28, 2013, FEMA Id: 4125, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 Boxelder Fire, Incident Period: July 19, 2007 to July 31, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 21, 2007, FEMA Id: 2716, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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 Camp Five Fire, Incident Period: April 17, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 2557, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South Dakota Grizzly Gulch Fire, Incident Period: June 29, 2002 to July 17, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 29, 2002, FEMA Id: 2434, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lawrence

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,131 (77.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,549 (11.8%)
  • Bus: 30 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 38 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 701 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 629 (4.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • El Salvador (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Ethiopia (8%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Korea (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lawrence County


  • German (27%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scandinavian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $69,426.

9.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,492 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.17%
South Dakota average:

7.74%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.37% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($24,307 average AGI)
4.79% relocated from other states ($30,184 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

4.79%
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  1.21% ($50,992 average AGI)
from Butte County, SD  1.01% ($45,962)
from Meade County, SD  0.89% ($50,500)
from Campbell County, WY  0.31% ($69,606)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.21% ($33,864)
from Crook County, WY  0.20% ($42,238)


8.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
South Dakota average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.27% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($20,997 average AGI)
4.22% relocated to other states ($27,738 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

4.22%
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  1.45% ($41,510 average AGI)
to Meade County, SD  0.94% ($41,653)
to Butte County, SD  0.78% ($34,074)
to Campbell County, WY  0.25% ($56,346)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.19% ($29,700)

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 2019: 9.1

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 population in Lawrence County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (327)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (230)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (226)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (123)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (119)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (34)
  • Congestive heart failure (25)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (15)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (12)
  • Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (10)

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: 9,287
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,807

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,179
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,067
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 125

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22

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: 25,888
  • Male householders: 5,739 (1,774 living alone), Female householders: 5,611 (2,107 living alone)
  • 5,349 spouses (5,342 opposite-sex spouses), 868 unmarried partners, (868 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,995 children (4,494 natural, 188 adopted, 318 stepchildren), 238 grandchildren, 158 brothers or sisters, 229 parents, 0 foster children, 173 other relatives, 1,075 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,409

Size of family households: 3,400 2-persons, 1,177 3-persons, 927 4-persons, 583 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,909 1-person, 848 2-persons, 150 3-persons, 118 4-persons.

3,052 married couples with children.
954 single-parent households (268 men, 686 women).

96.9% of residents of Lawrence speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $127,950,000 ($5,738 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:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • 7062014 or later
  • 5382010 to 2013
  • 2,5112000 to 2009
  • 1,8951990 to 1999
  • 1,8061980 to 1989
  • 1,8651970 to 1979
  • 1,0081960 to 1969
  • 7491950 to 1959
  • 4071940 to 1949
  • 2,7681939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • 121 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 2763 rooms
  • 7934 rooms
  • 9425 rooms
  • 1,3146 rooms
  • 1,1567 rooms
  • 1,0608 rooms
  • 1,7909+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • 1771 room
  • 7502 rooms
  • 7323 rooms
  • 9884 rooms
  • 6025 rooms
  • 2176 rooms
  • 2727 rooms
  • 1578 rooms
  • 1979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • 13no bedroom
  • 2281 bedroom
  • 1,4662 bedrooms
  • 2,8363 bedrooms
  • 1,7844 bedrooms
  • 1,0095+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, South Dakota
  • 201no bedroom
  • 1,1161 bedroom
  • 1,4922 bedrooms
  • 7603 bedrooms
  • 3504 bedrooms
  • 995+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 144no vehicle
  • 1,6111 vehicle
  • 2,9182 vehicles
  • 1,5063 vehicles
  • 6904 vehicles
  • 4705+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 679no vehicle
  • 1,5811 vehicle
  • 1,3692 vehicles
  • 2683 vehicles
  • 1204 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles

80.1% of Lawrence County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in South Dakota.

Lawrence County:

80.1%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 13,723
  • Other state: 11,272
  • Northeast: 510
  • Midwest: 5,228
  • South: 1,563
  • West: 3,936
Year householders moved into unit in Lawrence County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 196
Here:

8.8%
South Dakota:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 166
Here:

16.7%
South Dakota:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 123
Here:

6.0%
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

Lawrence County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $936,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,962,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    Financial Administration: $1,379,000
    General Public Buildings: $916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $785,000
    Central Staff Services: $710,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $537,000
    Libraries: $492,000
    General - Other: $415,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $94,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $911,000
    Other: $121,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,520,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $38,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $445,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,796,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,517,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,063,000
    Other: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,817,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $324,000
    Other License: $275,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,258,000

Lawrence County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $936,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,962,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    Financial Administration: $1,379,000
    General Public Buildings: $916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $785,000
    Central Staff Services: $710,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $537,000
    Libraries: $492,000
    General - Other: $415,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $94,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $911,000
    Other: $121,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,520,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $38,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $445,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,796,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,517,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,063,000
    Other: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,817,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $324,000
    Other License: $275,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,258,000

Lawrence County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $936,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,962,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    Financial Administration: $1,379,000
    General Public Buildings: $916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $785,000
    Central Staff Services: $710,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $537,000
    Libraries: $492,000
    General - Other: $415,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $94,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $911,000
    Other: $121,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,520,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $38,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $445,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,796,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,517,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,063,000
    Other: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,817,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $324,000
    Other License: $275,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,258,000

Lawrence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $936,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,962,000
    Police Protection: $2,722,000
    Financial Administration: $1,379,000
    General Public Buildings: $916,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $785,000
    Central Staff Services: $710,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $537,000
    Libraries: $492,000
    General - Other: $415,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $94,000
    Health - Other: $88,000
    Correctional Institutions: $46,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $911,000
    Other: $121,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,520,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $38,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $126,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $445,000
    Police Protection: $121,000
    Financial Administration: $97,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,796,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,517,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,063,000
    Other: $78,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,817,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $324,000
    Other License: $275,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $20,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,258,000

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
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