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Demographics

A complete overview of the member counties is available through the U.S.Census website at factfinder.census.gov. The highlights:
  • Population:
    • Together the communities within Badlands Bad River include about 4,000 people. Unlike many areas, Badlands Bad River is a stable rural population, with virtually no change between the 2000 and 2010 Census collections.
  • Age:
    • Median age: 49 years
    • Youth (under 18), 22% of population - our future workers!
    • Working Age (18-64), 45% - the core of our workforce
    • Golden Age (65+), 23% - many of whom are working and contributing in our communities!
  • Education:
    • High school graduate: 94% of population
    • Bachelor's degree or higher, 20% of population
  • Households:
    • 78% of population resides in owner-occupied homes
    • 60% of households are family households (adult couples or couples with children)
Workforce & Economic Characteristics

Unemployment rate: 2.3%
Working families: 65% of family households where all present parents work
Workforce by gender: 53% male, 47% female
Workforce by industry:
  • Agricultural occupations, 28% of workforce
  • Education and occupations, 18%
  • Retail and wholesale trade, 19%
  • Manufacturing and construction, 11%

Workforce by type:

  • Privately employed, 58%
  • Government workers, 11%
  • Self-employed, 31%

Income:

  • Median family income: $64,120
  • Median income per full-time worker, all industries: $28,259
  • Individuals below poverty level: 15% of population
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