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

9,508

Households

3,417

Median Age

40

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

3,995

Owner Occupied

2,360

Renter Occupied

1,057

Vacant

578

Median Home Value

$87,929


Average Home Value

$133,665

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$38,242

2022

$44,374

Average Household

2017

$58,303

2022

$69,970

Per Capita

2017

$21,744

2022

$26,042

Cost of living

77.80%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

2,868

Carpooled

331

Public

21

Work At Home

357

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

3,786

Graduates

High School

1,944

Associates

649

Bachelor's

843

Graduate

306

Total Employed

5,256

Total Businesses

544

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

35

Employed

132

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

7

Employed

51

Construction

Businesses

33

Employed

170

Manufacturing

Businesses

12

Employed

113

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

24

Employed

183

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22