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|People QuickFacts||Perkins County||South Dakota|
|Population, 2013 estimate||3,037||844,877|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||2,982||814,180|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||1.8%||3.8%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.2%||7.1%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||21.3%||24.6%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||23.5%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||48.6%||49.8%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||96.9%||85.9%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||1.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.5%||8.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||1.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.0%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.0%||2.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||1.1%||3.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||96.0%||83.3%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||87.8%||83.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||1.1%||2.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||2.1%||6.8%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||86.2%||90.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||17.9%||26.2%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||12.7||16.9|
|Housing units, 2013||1,728||370,291|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||71.2%||68.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||11.2%||18.8%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$56,700||$132,400|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.09||2.45|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$25,751||$25,740|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$38,362||$49,495|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||14.1%||14.1%|
|Business QuickFacts||Perkins County||South Dakota|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||128||25,7732|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||723||336,5262|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-3.5%||3.0%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||257||61,973|
|Total number of firms, 2007||479||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||17.7%||22.2%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||13,051,128|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||11,400,476|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||28,156||12,266,218|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$9,613||$15,390|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||1,622,751|
|Building permits, 2012||0||4,178|
|Geography QuickFacts||Perkins County||South Dakota|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||2,870.48||75,811.00|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1.0||10.7|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||None|