Press "Enter" to skip to content

Coronavirus Vaccination Rates for South Dakota Counties, by Age Groups

Spreadsheets for breakfast: from the CDC’s latest coronavirus data, as of June 1, here are all of South Dakota’s counties listed by percentage of adults fully vaccinated against coronavirus:

County People who are fully vaccinated as % of population – ages 18+
Dewey 67.0%
Kingsbury 62.3%
Stanley 59.2%
Yankton 58.5%
Clay 56.0%
Minnehaha 55.4%
Roberts 52.5%
Hughes 52.4%
Brown 52.2%
Clark 51.8%
Miner 51.0%
Day 50.5%
Faulk 50.4%
Lyman 50.4%
Marshall 50.3%
Buffalo 50.2%
Charles Mix 49.4%
Oglala Lakota 49.3%
Bon Homme 48.8%
Jones 48.4%
Union 47.8%
Todd 47.7%
Potter 47.3%
Moody 45.9%
McCook 45.6%
Jerauld 44.4%
Aurora 44.0%
Fall River 43.7%
Lincoln 43.3%
Hutchinson 43.1%
Sanborn 43.1%
Bennett 43.1%
Hyde 42.8%
Grant 42.7%
Davison 41.4%
Meade 41.3%
Gregory 41.3%
Codington 41.1%
Beadle 40.9%
Brookings 39.6%
Lake 39.1%
Spink 38.9%
Douglas 38.8%
Hand 38.6%
Lawrence 38.3%
Turner 38.0%
Brule 38.0%
Pennington 37.6%
Hamlin 37.4%
Deuel 36.6%
Custer 35.2%
Jackson 35.0%
Hanson 34.5%
Edmunds 32.7%
Tripp 32.3%
Walworth 32.1%
Sully 31.6%
Mellette 31.5%
Corson 30.0%
Butte 28.9%
Haakon 28.6%
Campbell 27.0%
Perkins 24.2%
Ziebach 22.7%
Harding 15.8%
McPherson 11.4%

…and for vaccination of the age 65+ subgroup:

County People who are fully vaccinated as % of population – ages 65+
Clay 99.9%
Dewey 97.3%
Kingsbury 93.2%
Miner 85.8%
Yankton 85.0%
Stanley 84.0%
Jones 80.9%
Minnehaha 79.5%
Brown 77.9%
Buffalo 77.7%
Lyman 73.2%
Clark 72.5%
Marshall 72.2%
Todd 72.0%
Bennett 71.6%
Faulk 71.3%
Bon Homme 71.0%
Charles Mix 69.4%
Hanson 67.5%
Potter 67.4%
Oglala Lakota 67.0%
Union 65.8%
Moody 65.6%
Grant 65.5%
Fall River 65.1%
Aurora 65.0%
McCook 64.3%
Day 64.2%
Hamlin 64.1%
Hutchinson 63.8%
Gregory 63.3%
Brookings 62.9%
Hughes 62.5%
Roberts 62.2%
Sanborn 62.0%
Hyde 61.3%
Spink 60.3%
Meade 60.0%
Davison 59.9%
Codington 58.9%
Douglas 58.5%
Jerauld 58.2%
Beadle 57.1%
Jackson 56.5%
Lawrence 56.3%
Hand 55.2%
Pennington 53.6%
Corson 52.4%
Mellette 52.1%
Deuel 51.6%
Turner 51.5%
Edmunds 51.4%
Butte 51.1%
Lincoln 50.2%
Custer 49.4%
Walworth 48.2%
Tripp 47.3%
Brule 46.2%
Haakon 46.2%
Lake 44.1%
Campbell 42.9%
Ziebach 42.4%
Perkins 42.2%
Sully 38.8%
Harding 38.6%
McPherson 12.0%

…and for vaccination of humans age 12–17:

County People who are fully vaccinated as % of population – 12-17
Oglala Lakota 13.7%
Clay 12.7%
Dewey 12.1%
Lyman 11.6%
Yankton 10.1%
Jackson 9.0%
Minnehaha 8.9%
Lincoln 7.9%
Davison 7.5%
Brookings 7.2%
Hughes 7.1%
Bennett 7.1%
Pennington 6.8%
Sully 6.4%
Brown 6.2%
Hutchinson 6.2%
Day 6.1%
Todd 6.1%
Ziebach 6.0%
Mellette 5.7%
Lawrence 5.6%
Jones 5.2%
Roberts 4.9%
Meade 4.9%
Union 4.8%
Hand 4.8%
Turner 4.7%
Stanley 4.6%
Bon Homme 4.6%
Grant 4.5%
Lake 4.3%
Moody 3.6%
Codington 3.6%
McCook 3.5%
Gregory 3.5%
Spink 3.4%
Edmunds 3.3%
Charles Mix 3.1%
Custer 2.9%
Kingsbury 2.8%
Marshall 2.8%
Aurora 2.8%
Brule 2.8%
Hanson 2.7%
Douglas 2.3%
Fall River 2.1%
Hyde 2.0%
Beadle 2.0%
Butte 1.8%
Faulk 1.7%
Sanborn 1.7%
Clark 1.3%
Haakon 1.3%
Potter 1.2%
Deuel 0.9%
Buffalo 0.8%
Tripp 0.7%
Corson 0.6%
Walworth 0.5%
McPherson 0.5%
Hamlin 0.3%
Miner
Jerauld
Campbell
Perkins
Harding

The CDC spreadsheet is blank for those last five counties; either Miner, Jerauld, Campbell, Perkins, and Harding aren’t vaccinating any kids or haven’t reported any yet; either way, they need to pick up the pace.

And finally, here’s an alphabetical listing of all South Dakota counties with their coronavirus vaccination rates, plus a bonus column of my own making showing what percentage of South Dakota’s overall fully vaccinated cohort each county is producing:

County Population Population as a percent of state People who are fully vaccinated Fully vaccinated residents as percentage of statewide fully vaccinated cohort People who are fully vaccinated as % of total population People who are fully vaccinated as % of population – 12-17 People who are fully vaccinated as % of population – ages 18+ People who are fully vaccinated as % of population – ages 65+
Aurora 2,751 0.3% 918 0.24% 33.4% 2.8% 44.0% 65.0%
Beadle 18,453 2.1% 5,533 1.47% 30.0% 2.0% 40.9% 57.1%
Bennett 3,365 0.4% 986 0.26% 29.3% 7.1% 43.1% 71.6%
Bon Homme 6,901 0.8% 2,737 0.73% 39.7% 4.6% 48.8% 71.0%
Brookings 35,077 4.0% 11,190 2.98% 31.9% 7.2% 39.6% 62.9%
Brown 38,839 4.4% 15,652 4.16% 40.3% 6.2% 52.2% 77.9%
Brule 5,297 0.6% 1,509 0.40% 28.5% 2.8% 38.0% 46.2%
Buffalo 1,962 0.2% 606 0.16% 30.9% 0.8% 50.2% 77.7%
Butte 10,429 1.2% 2,285 0.61% 21.9% 1.8% 28.9% 51.1%
Campbell 1,376 0.2% 311 0.08% 22.6% 27.0% 42.9%
Charles Mix 9,292 1.1% 3,250 0.86% 35.0% 3.1% 49.4% 69.4%
Clark 3,736 0.4% 1,417 0.38% 37.9% 1.3% 51.8% 72.5%
Clay 14,070 1.6% 6,601 1.76% 46.9% 12.7% 56.0% 99.9%
Codington 28,009 3.2% 8,872 2.36% 31.7% 3.6% 41.1% 58.9%
Corson 4,086 0.5% 781 0.21% 19.1% 0.6% 30.0% 52.4%
Custer 8,972 1.0% 2,705 0.72% 30.1% 2.9% 35.2% 49.4%
Davison 19,775 2.2% 6,418 1.71% 32.5% 7.5% 41.4% 59.9%
Day 5,424 0.6% 2,153 0.57% 39.7% 6.1% 50.5% 64.2%
Deuel 4,351 0.5% 1,228 0.33% 28.2% 0.9% 36.6% 51.6%
Dewey 5,892 0.7% 2,526 0.67% 42.9% 12.1% 67.0% 97.3%
Douglas 2,921 0.3% 843 0.22% 28.9% 2.3% 38.8% 58.5%
Edmunds 3,829 0.4% 972 0.26% 25.4% 3.3% 32.7% 51.4%
Fall River 6,713 0.8% 2,452 0.65% 36.5% 2.1% 43.7% 65.1%
Faulk 2,299 0.3% 863 0.23% 37.5% 1.7% 50.4% 71.3%
Grant 7,052 0.8% 2,357 0.63% 33.4% 4.5% 42.7% 65.5%
Gregory 4,185 0.5% 1,330 0.35% 31.8% 3.5% 41.3% 63.3%
Haakon 1,899 0.2% 418 0.11% 22.0% 1.3% 28.6% 46.2%
Hamlin 6,164 0.7% 1,555 0.41% 25.2% 0.3% 37.4% 64.1%
Hand 3,191 0.4% 976 0.26% 30.6% 4.8% 38.6% 55.2%
Hanson 3,453 0.4% 841 0.22% 24.4% 2.7% 34.5% 67.5%
Harding 1,298 0.2% 156 0.04% 12.0% 15.8% 38.6%
Hughes 17,526 2.0% 7,058 1.88% 40.3% 7.1% 52.4% 62.5%
Hutchinson 7,291 0.8% 2,380 0.63% 32.6% 6.2% 43.1% 63.8%
Hyde 1,301 0.2% 439 0.12% 33.7% 2.0% 42.8% 61.3%
Jackson 3,344 0.4% 793 0.21% 23.7% 9.0% 35.0% 56.5%
Jerauld 2,013 0.2% 684 0.18% 34.0% 44.4% 58.2%
Jones 903 0.1% 346 0.09% 38.3% 5.2% 48.4% 80.9%
Kingsbury 4,939 0.6% 2,365 0.63% 47.9% 2.8% 62.3% 93.2%
Lake 12,797 1.5% 4,031 1.07% 31.5% 4.3% 39.1% 44.1%
Lawrence 25,844 2.9% 8,264 2.20% 32.0% 5.6% 38.3% 56.3%
Lincoln 61,128 6.9% 19,612 5.22% 32.1% 7.9% 43.3% 50.2%
Lyman 3,781 0.4% 1,388 0.37% 36.7% 11.6% 50.4% 73.2%
Marshall 4,935 0.6% 1,899 0.51% 38.5% 2.8% 50.3% 72.2%
McCook 5,586 0.6% 1,855 0.49% 33.2% 3.5% 45.6% 64.3%
McPherson 2,379 0.3% 205 0.05% 8.6% 0.5% 11.4% 12.0%
Meade 28,332 3.2% 9,189 2.44% 32.4% 4.9% 41.3% 60.0%
Mellette 2,061 0.2% 461 0.12% 22.4% 5.7% 31.5% 52.1%
Miner 2,216 0.3% 858 0.23% 38.7% 51.0% 85.8%
Minnehaha 193,134 21.8% 81,290 21.62% 42.1% 8.9% 55.4% 79.5%
Moody 6,576 0.7% 2,237 0.59% 34.0% 3.6% 45.9% 65.6%
Oglala Lakota 14,177 1.6% 4,650 1.24% 32.8% 13.7% 49.3% 67.0%
Pennington 113,775 12.9% 33,579 8.93% 29.5% 6.8% 37.6% 53.6%
Perkins 2,865 0.3% 549 0.15% 19.2% 24.2% 42.2%
Potter 2,153 0.2% 805 0.21% 37.4% 1.2% 47.3% 67.4%
Roberts 10,394 1.2% 3,900 1.04% 37.5% 4.9% 52.5% 62.2%
Sanborn 2,344 0.3% 762 0.20% 32.5% 1.7% 43.1% 62.0%
Spink 6,376 0.7% 1,927 0.51% 30.2% 3.4% 38.9% 60.3%
Stanley 3,098 0.4% 1,385 0.37% 44.7% 4.6% 59.2% 84.0%
Sully 1,391 0.2% 353 0.09% 25.4% 6.4% 31.6% 38.8%
Todd 10,177 1.2% 2,911 0.77% 28.6% 6.1% 47.7% 72.0%
Tripp 5,441 0.6% 1,347 0.36% 24.8% 0.7% 32.3% 47.3%
Turner 8,384 1.0% 2,440 0.65% 29.1% 4.7% 38.0% 51.5%
Union 15,932 1.8% 5,829 1.55% 36.6% 4.8% 47.8% 65.8%
Walworth 5,435 0.6% 1,341 0.36% 24.7% 0.5% 32.1% 48.2%
Yankton 22,814 2.6% 10,713 2.85% 47.0% 10.1% 58.5% 85.0%
Ziebach 2,756 0.3% 474 0.13% 17.2% 6.0% 22.7% 42.4%
Unallocated 67,270 17.89%

Note that the percentage of the statewide vaccinated population tracks pretty closely with each county’s share of the state’s total population. The large number of “unallocated” fully vaccinated South Dakotans, the 17.89% whose county of residence isn’t nailed down in these figures, depresses those percentages, but among the fully shot South Dakotans we can track to counties, only residents of Yankton, Clay, Kingsbury, and Stanley counties constitute a larger proportion of the vaccinated population than they do of the overall population.

As always, I invite your statistical analyses and observations.

9 Comments

  1. Nick Nemec 2021-06-04

    McPherson County is lagging way behind.

    Charlie Hoffman, what is going on? Is there an anti-vax enclave somewhere around Eureka or Leola?

  2. cibvet 2021-06-04

    Two people, one vaccinated, one not.
    How to know which is vaccinated
    Just ask ” who won the election for President”..

  3. Eve Fisher 2021-06-04

    Well, for a former Lake County resident, that was thoroughly depressing. But as a current Minnehaha County resident, sounds good, could be better, but sounds good.

  4. Mark Anderson 2021-06-04

    Its easy, just check what percentage of the vote trump got and you know that county hasn’t gotten their shots, holy Eureka, just past Leola Cory, its a dead zone out there.

  5. Porter Lansing 2021-06-04

    MAGA-KOTAS don’t need no damn vaccines.

    They got ’em some hydroxychloroquine pancake syrup.

    MyPillows induce immunity, too.

  6. Arlo Blundt 2021-06-04

    well…I probably need to digest these numbers more but I’m puzzled. Faulk is at 50% and McPherson checks in with 11%. The counties are closely located and very similar demographically…what gives??? No doctor or county nurse in McPherson???Some wacko religious sect taken over McPherson County. ???It seems really odd to me. Custer County is also an outlier. Definite Trump country but has a hospital and medical community. Its a health issue…not a political or religious issue.Its about germs and their facility to kill people if left unchecked. Its getting weird out there.

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2021-06-05

    Indeed, Nick, Charlie’s neighbors are doing the worst job of carrying out their simple patriotic duty. If they would all just stay home and order all their buckshot and canned goods from Amazon, we’d be fine, I guess.

  8. leslie 2021-06-05

    Mr Nemec, you must be one of the most admired individuals in the state. Might you run for office? Rep Jamie Raskin has too shown us profound conscience despite the enormous headwinds of personal loss.

  9. leslie 2021-06-06

    Cory, does the 1st column exclude the 65+ Age group? Thx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *