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|People QuickFacts||Buffalo County||South Dakota|
|Population, 2013 estimate||2,024||844,877|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||1,912||814,180|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||5.9%||3.8%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||13.0%||7.1%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||39.8%||24.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||7.4%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.7%||49.8%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||17.9%||85.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||1.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||79.4%||8.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||1.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.0%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.0%||2.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||2.5%||3.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||17.7%||83.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||93.5%||83.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||0.4%||2.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||4.0%||6.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||78.2%||90.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||9.1%||26.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||16.0||16.9|
|Housing units, 2013||607||370,291|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||37.3%||68.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||8.5%||18.8%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$38,800||$132,400|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||3.62||2.45|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$11,405||$25,740|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$30,962||$49,495|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||35.6%||14.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Buffalo County||South Dakota|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||9||25,7732|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||157||336,5262|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||2.6%||3.0%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||43||61,973|
|Total number of firms, 2007||91||76,997|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.3%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||2.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.8%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||22.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||13,051,128|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||01||11,400,476|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||12,266,218|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||D||$15,390|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||1,622,751|
|Building permits, 2012||0||4,178|
|Geography QuickFacts||Buffalo County||South Dakota|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||471.38||75,811.00|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||4.1||10.7|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|