Roberts County, SD

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2022 Population
10,242
0.117% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.804% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.8%
3.17% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,022
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$127,800
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,346
2.53% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Roberts County, SD had a population of 10.2k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $59,022. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Roberts County, SD declined from 10,254 to 10,242, a −0.117% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,618 to $59,022, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Roberts County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (40.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.459%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.41%).

None of the households in Roberts County, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Roberts County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Roberts County, SD are Sisseton Wahpeton College (18 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Roberts County, SD was $127,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%.

Most people in Roberts County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Roberts County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Roberts County, SD is home to a population of 10.2k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.439% of Roberts County, SD residents were born outside of the country (45 people).

In 2022, there were 1.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.65k people) in Roberts County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.11k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 320 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Roberts County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Roberts County, SD was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Roberts County, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.65k ± 13
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    4.11k ± 131
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    320 ± 134
0.976%
Hispanic Population
100 people

In 2022, there were 1.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.65k people) in Roberts County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.11k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 320 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.976% of the people in Roberts County, SD are hispanic (100 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Roberts County, SD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,032 ± 1,350 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,803 ± 1,298 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,418 ± 1,206 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,032 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,803 and Ethiopia with 2,418.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.439%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
45 people
0.644%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
66 people

As of 2022, 0.439% of Roberts County, SD residents (45 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Roberts County, SD was 0.644%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    213 ± 56
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    78 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    57 ± 30

Roberts County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Roberts County, SD employs 4.35k people. The largest industries in Roberts County, SD are Manufacturing (565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (536 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (468 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,792), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,500), and Wholesale Trade ($59,750).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,552. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.35k
2022 Value
± 267
−2.53%
1 Year decline
± 8.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roberts County, SD declined at a rate of −2.53%, from 4.46k employees to 4.35k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Roberts County, SD, are Management Occupations (670 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (552 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (349 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Roberts County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.35k
2022 Value
± 267
−2.53%
1 Year decline
± 8.91%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Roberts County, SD declined at a rate of −2.53%, from 4.46k employees to 4.35k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Roberts County, SD, are Manufacturing (565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (536 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (468 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Roberts County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Roberts County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,261
Median earning men ± $2,005
$33,125
Median earning women ± $3,353

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,347), Wholesale Trade ($63,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,694).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($48,750), Wholesale Trade ($45,313), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.37%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 450k people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 2.37% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.96%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 78
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 59
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 48
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Roberts County, SD went to Donald J. Trump with 55.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.74%).

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Roberts County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Roberts County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Roberts County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Roberts County, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Roberts County, SD awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Roberts County, SD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 74 male students and 113 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Roberts County, SD are American Indian or Alaska Native (17 and 94.4%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 5.56%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Roberts County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Sisseton Wahpeton College (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Roberts County, SD are Behavioral Sciences (4 and 22.2%), Other Construction Trade (3 and 16.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (3 and 16.7%).

The median tuition cost in Roberts County, SD for a public four year colleges is $3,840 for in-state students and $3,840 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 187 students enrolled in Roberts County, SD, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 168 records, of which 61.3% were women and 38.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 4 degrees awarded
  2. 3 degrees awarded
  3. 2 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Roberts County, SD was Behavioral Sciences with 4 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Roberts County, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sisseton Wahpeton College with 18 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Roberts County, SD, which is 0.636 times less than the 11 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 17 degrees mean that there were 17 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($490) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (206k), Some college (148k), and Bachelors Degree (133k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Roberts County, SD was $127,800 in 2022, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $114,300 to $127,800, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Roberts County, SD is 67.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Roberts County, SD have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Roberts County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Roberts County, SD is $59,022. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Roberts County, SD was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $71,071, followed by Census Tract 9407 and Census Tract 9408, with respective values of $64,153 and $55,938.

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roberts County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.3%.

Property

$127,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,715
$2,483
Median Property Taxes
±$166

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Roberts County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.9% of the housing units in Roberts County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9407
  3. Census Tract 9408

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Roberts County, SD was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $71,071, followed by Census Tract 9407 and Census Tract 9408, with respective values of $64,153 and $55,938.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Roberts County, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,022
Median Household Income
± $2,107
3.66k
Number of Households
± 219

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.66k households in Roberts County, SD grew to $59,022 from the previous year's value of $53,618.

The following chart displays the households in Roberts County, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Roberts County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.438
2022 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.26% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.38%)
  3. Carpooled (6.25%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Roberts County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.38%) and those who carpooled to work (6.25%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Roberts County, SD have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.56% of the workforce in Roberts County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Roberts County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Roberts County, SD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Roberts County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.3%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Roberts County, SD (2.09k out of 10k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Roberts County, SD is Native American, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.6% of the children was living in poverty in Roberts County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 126 in Roberts County, SD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 48.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

81.3% of the population of Roberts County, SD has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Roberts County, SD see 2079 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.479% decrease from the previous year (2089 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 861 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1033 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,079 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Roberts County, SD

Primary care physicians in Roberts County, SD see an average of 2,079 patients per year. This represents a 0.479% decrease from the previous year (2,089 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Roberts County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.7% under 18 years, 16.9% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.7%
Uninsured
31.9%
Employer Coverage
19.3%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Roberts County, SD declined by 11.1% from 21.1% to 18.7%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Roberts County, SD.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38% in Roberts County, SD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19% in Roberts County, SD.

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