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Spearfish Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Spearfish Area is 24,478. The Spearfish Area population density is 30.59 people per square mile, which is much higher 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 Spearfish Area is white, which represent 93.32% of the total population. The average Spearfish Area education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

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

Population in 2010-2014: 24,478. #817

Population Density, #736

Spearfish Area
30.59 per square mile
South Dakota
10.82 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:22,842 (93.32%, #177)
Black:68 (0.28%, #852)
Hispanic:741 (3.03%, #608)
Asian:179 (0.73%, #535)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):893 (3.65%, #66)
One Race, Other:154 (0.63%, see rank)
Two or More Races:342 (1.40%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:715 (96.49%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:9 (1.21%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:10 (1.35%, see rank)
South American:7 (0.94%, see rank)

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

Population by First Ancestry

21,026 (85.90%) out of the total population of 24,478 reported first ancestry.

 Spearfish Area% of the Total PopulationSouth DakotaU.S.
Arab30.01%, see rank0.20%0.56%
Czech3921.60%, see rank2.18%0.47%
Danish3831.56%, see rank2.02%0.42%
Dutch1,0194.16%, see rank4.76%1.40%
English2,52310.31%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French1,0064.11%, see rank2.95%3.34%
German9,90240.45%, see rank40.25%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.13%0.41%
Hungarian630.26%, see rank0.13%0.46%
Irish3,00612.28%, see rank10.86%10.80%
Italian4161.70%, see rank1.34%5.52%
Norwegian2,59310.59%, see rank13.86%1.42%
Polish4721.93%, see rank1.58%3.01%
Portuguese20.01%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian5202.12%, see rank1.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2210.90%, see rank0.58%0.99%
Scottish7232.95%, see rank1.17%1.72%
Subsaharan African790.32%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish7312.99%, see rank3.40%1.27%
Swiss2000.82%, see rank0.39%0.30%
Ukrainian1070.44%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American1,1884.85%, see rank3.84%7.12%
Welsh2551.04%, see rank0.52%0.57%

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

Population by Gender

Male: 12,177 (49.75%, see rank)
Females: 12,301 (50.25%, see rank)

Spearfish Area
Male: 49.75%
Female: 50.25%
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)
Spearfish Area
41.10 years old
South Dakota
36.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Spearfish Area
39.90 years old
South Dakota
35.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Spearfish Area
42.50 years old
South Dakota
38.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Spearfish Area% of the Total PopulationSouth DakotaU.S.
Under 5 years1,2335.04%, see rank7.10%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,2535.12%, see rank6.91%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,2785.22%, see rank6.64%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,8797.68%, see rank6.95%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,2389.14%, see rank7.15%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,77511.34%, see rank13.12%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,46910.09%, see rank11.34%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,28713.43%, see rank13.41%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,79815.52%, see rank12.72%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,1998.98%, see rank7.51%7.64%
75 to 84 1,3625.56%, see rank4.78%4.25%
85 years and over7072.89%, see rank2.36%1.85%

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

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Spearfish AreaSouth DakotaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population16,597, 100%544,604209,056,129
Less Than High School991, 5.97%, see rank9.30%13.67%
High School Graduate5,412, 32.61%, see rank31.52%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree5,302, 31.95%, see rank32.50%29.09%
Bachelor Degree3,353, 20.20%, see rank18.67%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,539, 9.27%, see rank8.01%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.86, 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

 Spearfish Area South DakotaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten51374.85%25.15%77.67%22.33%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,02090.64%, see rank9.36%, see rank90.64%9.36%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,14498.25%, see rank1.75%, see rank92.15%7.85%90.60%9.40%
College2,07794.27%, see rank5.73%, see rank82.73%17.27%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School36294.75%, see rank5.25%, see rank77.44%22.56%58.86%41.14%

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

Household and Family

 Spearfish AreaSouth DakotaU.S.
Total Households10,483, 100%327,101116,211,092
Average Household Size2.21, see rank2.452.63
1 Person Households3,272, 31.21%, see rank29.47%27.57%
2 or More Person Households7,211, 68.79%, see rank70.53%72.43%
Family Households (Families)6,514, 62.14%, see rank64.44%66.22%
Average Family Size2.77, see rank3.113.32
Married-Couple Family5,314, 50.69%, see rank50.30%48.42%
Nonfamily Households3,969, 37.86%, see rank35.56%33.78%

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

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Spearfish Area%South DakotaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total20,714see rank662,290252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over10,211100%, see rank330,772123,281,364
Never Married3,32932.60%, see rank33.60%35.77%
Married5,56954.54%, see rank53.49%52.04%
Widowed3093.03%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced1,0049.83%, see rank10.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over10,503100%, see rank331,518129,692,771
Never Married2,70925.79%, see rank26.41%29.48%
Married5,56252.96%, see rank53.01%49.19%
Widowed1,11410.61%, see rank9.58%9.16%
Divorced1,11810.64%, see rank10.99%12.16%

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

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Spearfish Area%South DakotaU.S.
Native23,89497.61%, see rank97.08%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence13,83256.51%, see rank64.62%58.73%
Born in Different State9,83240.17%, see rank31.89%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2300.94%, see rank0.57%1.42%
Foreign Born5842.39%, see rank2.92%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2190.89%, see rank1.09%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship3651.49%, see rank1.83%7.09%
Born In Europe1890.77%, see rank0.43%1.53%
Born In Asia1460.60%, see rank0.94%3.82%
Born In Africa330.13%, see rank0.58%0.55%
Born In Oceania250.10%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America960.39%, see rank0.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America950.39%, see rank0.13%0.26%

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

Language Spoken at Home

 Spearfish Area%South DakotaU.S.
English9,79593.44%, see rank91.90%79.39%
Spanish2982.84%, see rank2.54%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2552.43%, see rank2.46%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages770.73%, see rank0.82%3.36%
Other580.55%, see rank2.28%0.99%

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

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