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|People QuickFacts||McPherson County||South Dakota|
|Population, 2013 estimate||2,457||844,877|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||2,459||814,180|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.1%||3.8%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.4%||7.1%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||21.6%||24.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||28.9%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.0%||49.8%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||98.1%||85.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.4%||1.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.2%||8.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.4%||1.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||0.7%||2.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||1.2%||3.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||97.0%||83.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||93.8%||83.9%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||0.5%||2.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||17.6%||6.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||75.5%||90.1%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||18.0%||26.0%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||16.2||16.8|
|Housing units, 2013||1,419||370,291|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||77.5%||68.6%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||9.5%||18.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$55,300||$129,800|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.17||2.44|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$21,987||$25,570|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$36,314||$49,091|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||18.0%||13.8%|
|Business QuickFacts||McPherson County||South Dakota|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||74||25,7732|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||348||336,5262|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||1.5%||3.0%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||209||61,973|
|Total number of firms, 2007||362||76,997|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.3%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||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||13.3%||22.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||13,051,128|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||11,400,476|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||15,698||12,266,218|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$6,307||$15,390|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||1,622,751|
|Building permits, 2012||11||4,178|
|Geography QuickFacts||McPherson County||South Dakota|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||1,136.64||75,811.00|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||2.2||10.7|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|