Hughes county is located close to the center of South Dakota. Hughes county has 741.56 square miles of land area and 59.17 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Hughes county population is 17,379, which has grown 5.45% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 10.58% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Hughes county median household income is $57,614 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 34.08% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 42.67% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Hughes county median house value is $166,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 76.59% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 70.48% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Hughes county is much better than the state average in quality. The Hughes county area code is 605.
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