Dell Rapids

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 1,264 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic3,397 91.4%
Of Color318 8.6%
American Indiansuppressed
Asianless than 1%
Blackless than 1%
Hispanic (any race)suppressed
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 5482 13.0%
5 to 17635 17.1%
18 to 642,052 55.2%
65+546 14.7%
Median age34.2
Population by gender
Female1,810 48.7%
Male1,905 51.3%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)491
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)185 37.7%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$63,818
Population for whom poverty status is determined3,654 [2]
In povertysuppressed
Under 5suppressed
5 to 17suppressed
18 to 64156 7.6%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population3,654
Individuals without health insurance228 6.2%
Individuals with one or more disabilities364 10.0%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs181 13.7%
Cost burdened owners109 10.3%
Cost burdened renters72 27.6%
Homeownership rate1,068 79.2%
White non-Hispanic1,022 79.3%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign bornsuppressed
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed
Speaks English less than very wellless than 1%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer755 40.4%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 88.1%
Total adult population (25+)2,345
Less than high school120 5.1%
High school or equivalent772 32.9%
Some college or associate's degree828 35.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher625 26.7%

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.