Spearfish

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 11,531 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic10,242 91.6%
Of Color934 8.4%
American Indian318 2.8%
Asian106 0.9%
Black110 1.0%
Hispanic (any race)301 2.7%
Some other raceless than 1%
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 5644 5.8%
5 to 171,520 13.6%
18 to 647,263 65.0%
65+1,749 15.6%
Median age31.8
Population by gender
Female5,924 53.0%
Male5,252 47.0%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)1,653
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)771 46.6%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$44,330
Population for whom poverty status is determined10,324 [2]
In poverty1,565 15.2%
Under 5suppressed
5 to 17171 11.6%
18 to 641,099 16.8%
65+221 13.4%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population11,001
Individuals without health insurance1,289 11.7%
Individuals with one or more disabilities1,608 14.6%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs1,438 31.4%
Cost burdened owners507 21.5%
Cost burdened renters931 42.0%
Homeownership rate2,358 50.0%
White non-Hispanic2,310 52.0%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign born303 2.7%
Speaks language other than English347 3.3%
Speaks English less than very well107 1.0%
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer791 13.9%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 77.4%
Total adult population (25+)6,824
Less than high school357 5.2%
High school or equivalent1,948 28.5%
Some college or associate's degree2,266 33.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher2,253 33.0%

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.