Hutchinson County

Created in 1862 and formally organized in 1871, Hutchinson county is home to several communities of Mennonites and Hutterites (Anabaptists) who came to the region in the late 1800s. Dimock (68 minutes to Yankton), Freeman (41 minutes), Menno (40 minutes), Parkston (63 minutes), and Tripp (52 minutes) celebrate their heritage while welcoming newcomers. Agriculture is the main industry, supplemented by manufacturing.

Freeman Academy provides a private first grade through high school education. Public education is offered by Freeman School District, Menno Public School, and Tripp-Delmont School District.

Demographics

Total Population

7,322

Households

2,974

Median Age

48

Population Growth Rate

-0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

3,456

Owner Occupied

2,324

Renter Occupied

650

Vacant

482

Median Home Value

$84,946


Average Home Value

$126,775

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$42,270

2021

$47,472

Average Household

2016

$62,892

2021

$68,811

Per Capita

2016

$26,995

2021

$29,667

Cost of living

78.40%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

18 min.

Drive Alone

2,477

Carpooled

302

Public

3

Work At Home

365

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

3,623

Graduates

High School

1,472

Associates

590

Bachelor's

1,059

Graduate

411

Total Employed

3,553

Total Businesses

484

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

36

Employed

191

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Utilities

Businesses

3

Employed

16

Construction

Businesses

27

Employed

123

Manufacturing

Businesses

14

Employed

130

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

31

Employed

359

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02