De Smet

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 3,705 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic1,090 96.0%
Of Colorsuppressed
American Indiansuppressed
Asiansuppressed
Blacksuppressed
Hispanic (any race)suppressed
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 595 8.4%
5 to 17suppressed
18 to 64603 53.0%
65+313 27.6%
Median age47.2
Population by gender
Female599 52.7%
Male537 47.3%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)268
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)116 43.3%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$46,136
Population for whom poverty status is determined1,091 [2]
In poverty141 12.9%
Under 5suppressed
5 to 17suppressed
18 to 6454 9.0%
65+45 16.8%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population1,088
Individuals without health insurance73 6.7%
Individuals with one or more disabilities205 18.8%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs71 13.8%
Cost burdened owners43 10.6%
Cost burdened renterssuppressed
Homeownership rate405 76.1%
White non-Hispanic382 75.3%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign bornsuppressed
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed
Speaks English less than very wellsuppressed
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer110 20.6%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 83.8%
Total adult population (25+)863
Less than high school80 9.3%
High school or equivalent326 37.8%
Some college or associate's degree264 30.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher193 22.4%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.