Charles Mix County

Created in 1862, Charles Mix county was formally organized in 1879. Most distant of the counties in our region, Wagner (57 minutes to Yankton) is the only sizable town within an hour drive of Yankton. Other towns include Geddes (88 minutes), Lake Andes (74 minutes), Pickstown (70 minutes), and Platte (103 minutes). Charles Mix county is home to Lakota Sioux as well as the descendants of immigrants who came to the Midwest seeking a better life. Charles Mix borders the Missouri River to the south and Bon Homme county to the East. A large dam at Pickstown generates both electricity and jobs for the region. Agriculture is yet another important industry. Outdoor recreation is available at Pease Creek Recreation Area, North Point State Recreation Area, and the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge.

The Platte-Geddes Community Schools and the Wagner Public School offer education from kindergarten to high school.

Demographics

Total Population

9,501

Households

3,432

Median Age

40

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

3,432

Owner Occupied

2,341

Renter Occupied

1,091

Vacant

646

Median Home Value

$87,000


Average Home Value

$130,062

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$36,234

2021

$39,125

Average Household

2016

$54,645

2021

$59,379

Per Capita

2016

$20,531

2021

$22,399

Cost of living

77.80%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

2,843

Carpooled

335

Public

20

Work At Home

390

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

3,810

Graduates

High School

1,763

Associates

641

Bacehlor's

907

Graduate

277

Total Employed

5,374

Total Businesses

611

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

39

Employed

139

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

7

Employed

51

Construction

Businesses

38

Employed

193

Manufacturing

Businesses

12

Employed

101

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

21

Employed

173

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02