Poverty in Fort Thompson, South Dakota

What is the poverty rate in Fort Thompson, South Dakota?
The poverty rate in Fort Thompson is 50.4%. One out of every 2 residents of Fort Thompson lives in poverty.

How many people in Fort Thompson, South Dakota live in poverty?
637 of 1,265 Fort Thompson residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Fort Thompson compare to the rest of South Dakota?
The Poverty Rate across the state of South Dakota is 13.9%, meaning Fort Thompson has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of South Dakota.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Fort Thompson, South Dakota Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

American Indian

1,175

48.1% 26.8% 92.4%

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Fort Thompson, South Dakota Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Fort Thompson, South Dakota?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Fort Thompson, South Dakota is 48.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Fort Thompson, South Dakota is 51.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Fort Thompson, South Dakota

Female residents of Fort Thompson, South Dakota are slightly(6%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

294 of 603 males in Fort Thompson live below the poverty line.

343 of 662 females in Fort Thompson live below the poverty line.

Fort Thompson, South Dakota Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Fort Thompson can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 46.0%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 50.3%.

Poverty for younger ages in Fort Thompson is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 44.9%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 54.2%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Fort Thompson can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 38.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 49.6%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 42.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Fort Thompson, South Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 50.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Poverty Rate in Fort Thompson, South Dakota

The poverty rate in Fort Thompson is 50.4%.
Fort Thompson is in Buffalo County.
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Fort Thompson 50.4%

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