Meade County, SD Demographics

The total population of Meade County is estimated to be 29,970 with 15,706 males (52.41%) and 14,264 females (47.59%). There are 1,442 less females than males in Meade County.
The median household income in Meade County was $73,764 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 3,198(4.53%) from $70,566 in 2020. This income is 98.87% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Meade County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $83,364. Overall, the median household income for the county of Meade County stands at $73,764.
In Meade County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $43,602 for males and $28,152 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $51,686 for males and $40,230 for females.
In Meade County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Two or More Races households have the highest median household income at $80,425, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $15,033.
In 2022, the population of Meade County was 30,698, a 1.41% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Meade County's population was 30,270, an increase of 1.24% compared to a population of 29,900 in 2020.
The median age in Meade County, SD is 36.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.84% were under the age of 15, 20.85% aged 15 to 29, 44.92% aged 30 to 64, 13.97% aged 65 to 84, and 1.41% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Meade County population: 89.26% are White, 1.77% are Black or African American, 2.73% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.99% are Asian, 0.12% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.36% are some other race and 4.76% are multiracial.