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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Hanson County is 3,392, which is 8.06% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 10.58% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Hanson County population density is 7.79 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 10.82 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Hanson County is white, which represent 94.13% of the total population. The average Hanson County education level is about the same as the state average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 3,392. #45

Population Growth Since 2000, #13

Hanson County
South Dakota

Population Density, #24

Hanson County
7.79 per square mile
South Dakota
10.82 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:3,193 (94.13%, #28)
Black:103 (3.04%, #2)
Hispanic:36 (1.06%, #54)
Asian:7 (0.21%, #36)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):70 (2.06%, #43)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:19 (0.56%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

2,844 (83.84%) out of the total population of 3,392 reported first ancestry.

 Hanson County% of the Total PopulationSouth DakotaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.20%0.56%
Czech521.53%, see rank2.18%0.47%
Danish270.80%, see rank2.02%0.42%
Dutch892.62%, see rank4.76%1.40%
English1544.54%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French1464.30%, see rank2.95%3.34%
German1,80253.13%, see rank40.25%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.13%0.41%
Hungarian70.21%, see rank0.13%0.46%
Irish39211.56%, see rank10.86%10.80%
Italian842.48%, see rank1.34%5.52%
Norwegian1705.01%, see rank13.86%1.42%
Polish481.42%, see rank1.58%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian320.94%, see rank1.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish30.09%, see rank0.58%0.99%
Scottish491.44%, see rank1.17%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish280.83%, see rank3.40%1.27%
Swiss90.27%, see rank0.39%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American1875.51%, see rank3.84%7.12%
Welsh20.06%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 1,725 (50.85%, see rank)
Females: 1,667 (49.15%, see rank)

Hanson County
Male: 50.85%
Female: 49.15%
South Dakota
Male: 50.26%
Female: 49.74%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Hanson County
35.30 years old
South Dakota
36.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Hanson County
35.30 years old
South Dakota
35.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Hanson County
35.40 years old
South Dakota
38.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Hanson County% of the Total PopulationSouth DakotaU.S.
Under 5 years3269.61%, see rank7.10%6.36%
5 to 9 years3149.26%, see rank6.91%6.51%
10 to 14 years2998.81%, see rank6.64%6.59%
15 to 19 years2236.57%, see rank6.95%6.85%
20 to 24 years1604.72%, see rank7.15%7.13%
25 to 34 years34710.23%, see rank13.12%13.47%
35 to 44 years41012.09%, see rank11.34%12.96%
45 to 54 years42912.65%, see rank13.41%14.09%
55 to 64 years41912.35%, see rank12.72%12.29%
65 to 74 years2597.64%, see rank7.51%7.64%
75 to 84 1444.25%, see rank4.78%4.25%
85 years and over621.83%, see rank2.36%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Hanson CountySouth DakotaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population2,070, 100%544,604209,056,129
Less Than High School153, 7.39%, see rank9.30%13.67%
High School Graduate765, 36.96%, see rank31.52%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree639, 30.87%, see rank32.50%29.09%
Bachelor Degree363, 17.54%, see rank18.67%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree150, 7.25%, see rank8.01%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.53, see rank13.5913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Hanson County South DakotaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten14572.41%27.59%77.67%22.33%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)51686.05%, see rank13.95%, see rank90.64%9.36%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)20298.02%, see rank1.98%, see rank92.15%7.85%90.60%9.40%
College11761.54%, see rank38.46%, see rank82.73%17.27%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2356.52%, see rank43.48%, see rank77.44%22.56%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Hanson CountySouth DakotaU.S.
Total Households1,026, 100%327,101116,211,092
Average Household Size3.05, see rank2.452.63
1 Person Households267, 26.02%, see rank29.47%27.57%
2 or More Person Households759, 73.98%, see rank70.53%72.43%
Family Households (Families)733, 71.44%, see rank64.44%66.22%
Average Family Size3.79, see rank3.113.32
Married-Couple Family682, 66.47%, see rank50.30%48.42%
Nonfamily Households293, 28.56%, see rank35.56%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Hanson County%South DakotaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total2,453see rank662,290252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over1,237100%, see rank330,772123,281,364
Never Married41033.14%, see rank33.60%35.77%
Married67054.16%, see rank53.49%52.04%
Widowed473.80%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced1108.89%, see rank10.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over1,216100%, see rank331,518129,692,771
Never Married31525.90%, see rank26.41%29.48%
Married76262.66%, see rank53.01%49.19%
Widowed786.41%, see rank9.58%9.16%
Divorced615.02%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Hanson County%South DakotaU.S.
Native3,38499.76%, see rank97.08%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence2,60676.83%, see rank64.62%58.73%
Born in Different State75522.26%, see rank31.89%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
230.68%, see rank0.57%1.42%
Foreign Born80.24%, see rank2.92%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship20.06%, see rank1.09%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship60.18%, see rank1.83%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank0.43%1.53%
Born In Asia60.18%, see rank0.94%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.58%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America00.00%, see rank0.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America20.06%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Hanson County%South DakotaU.S.
English96994.44%, see rank91.90%79.39%
Spanish292.83%, see rank2.54%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages201.95%, see rank2.46%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages30.29%, see rank0.82%3.36%
Other50.49%, see rank2.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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