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|People QuickFacts||Lawrence County||South Dakota|
|Population, 2014 estimate||24,657||853,175|
|Population, 2013 estimate||24,899||845,510|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||24,097||814,191|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014||2.3%||4.8%|
|Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||3.3%||3.8%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||4.7%||7.1%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||18.7%||24.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||17.5%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.4%||49.8%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||93.6%||85.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.3%||1.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.3%||8.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.8%||1.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.0%||2.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||3.4%||3.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||90.8%||83.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||82.1%||83.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||2.2%||2.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||5.2%||6.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||93.3%||90.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||29.1%||26.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||19.6||16.9|
|Housing units, 2013||13,115||370,291|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||64.8%||68.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||21.2%||18.8%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$167,100||$132,400|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.16||2.45|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$27,498||$25,740|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$43,273||$49,495|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||14.4%||14.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Lawrence County||South Dakota|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2013||1,008||26,0211|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2013||9,211||340,4851|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013||0.1%||1.2%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||2,320||61,973|
|Total number of firms, 2007||2,633||76,997|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.3%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.6%||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||20.3%||22.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||D||13,051,128|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||11,400,476|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||435,072||12,266,218|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$18,679||$15,390|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||221,659||1,622,751|
|Building permits, 2013||196||5,482|
|Geography QuickFacts||Lawrence County||South Dakota|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||800.04||75,811.00|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||30.1||10.7|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Spearfish, SD Micro Area|