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.

Charles Mix County

Population

Total Population

9,429

Population
Growth Rate

0.39%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

53.000

Housing & Income

Households

3,364

Total Housing Units

3,928


Owner Occupied

2,319

Renter Occupied

1,045

Vacant

564

Median Home Value

$93,463


Average Home Value

$141,764

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.42%


Per Capita Income

2.32%

Income Projection

Median Household

$39,451 $46,635


Average Household

$61,770 $69,494


Per Capita

$22,835 $25,609

Workforce

Total Businesses

520

Total Employed

5,243

Workers 16+

3,795

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

34

Employed

110

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

7

Employed

50

Construction

Businesses

30

Employed

160

Manufacturing

Businesses

14

Employed

126

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

24

Employed

185

Some
High School

534

Graduated
High School

1,752

Associates
Degree

700

Bachelor's
Degree

808

Graduate
Degree

393

Average Commute Time

10 min.



Resident Commuters

3,530

Non-Resident Commuters

240

Drive Alone

2,992

Carpooled

267

Public

23

Work At Home

279


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