South Dakotans living in non-metro regions have the highest rate of homeownership.
South Dakotans living in non-metro regions have the highest rate of homeownership.
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Jan 12, 2015

Deuel County No. 1 for Homeownership in SD

Deuel County ranks No. 1 statewide for homeownership with a rate of 85 percent, according to recently updated data from the U.S. Census

Statewide, the homeownership rate was 67.2 percent in 2013 compared to 63.5 percent nationally, both below prerecession rates of 69.2% and 66.6% respectively in 2008. Over the five-year period (2009-2013), the statewide homeownership rate was 68 percent.

Here's a look at the top 5 counties for homeownership: 

 County  Rank  Rate
 Deuel   1st  85%
 Hanson   2nd  83.5%
 Potter   3rd  81.4%
 Aurora   4th  80.6%
 McCook   5th  80.1%

Each of South Dakota's five counties with the lowest rates of homeownership are on an American Indian reservation. 

 County  Rank  Rate
 Buffalo   66th  37.3%
 Todd   65th  46.5%
 Ziebach   64th  51.7%
 Bennett   63rd  52.4%
 Shannon   62nd  52.5%

Statewide, the homeownership rate was 67.2 percent in 2013 compared to 63.5 percent nationally, both below prerecession rates of 69.2% and 66.6% respectively in 2008. Over the five-year period (2009-2013), the statewide homeownership rate was 68 percent.

At the same time, South Dakotans living in non-metro areas were more likely than those in metropolitan and micropolitan areas. 

 Status  Rate (2009-13)
 Non-metropolitan      70.2%
 Metropolitan      68%
 Micropolitan      66.3%

Here's a look at the highest and lowest rates among South Dakota cities from a list of the state's 27 most populous municipalities. 

 City    Rank    Rate
 Harrisburg    1st    83.9%
 Tea    2nd    76.7%
 Dell Rapids   3rd    74.8%
 Hartford   4th    71.8%
 Brandon   5th    71.5%
 Mobridge   23rd    53.6%
 Spearfish   24th    49.4%
 Brookings   25th    47.3%
 Box Elder   26th    46.7%
 Vermillion   27th    43.3%

Homeowners in South Dakota are more likely to be white than of color. The homeownership rate for whites was 71.6 percent (2009-2013), compared to a rate of 36.9 percent for American Indians and 38.2 percent for others of color. Homeownership ranges widely on South Dakota's American Indian reservations, from 68 percent on the Lake Traverse reservation to 30.8 percent on the Crow Creek reservation. 

Find much more data on interactive charts, plus downloadable files and images on the Homeownership page on the South Dakota Dashboard

 

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