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

9,175

Population
Growth Rate

0.05%

Median Age

40

Diversity Index

54.400

Housing & Income

Households

3,266

Total Housing Units

3,887


Owner Occupied

2,263

Renter Occupied

1,003

Vacant

621

Median Home Value

$125,000


Average Home Value

$180,380

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.05%


Per Capita Income

1.58%

Income Projection

Median Household

$45,782 $48,515


Average Household

$62,120 $67,208


Per Capita

$22,186 $23,998

Workforce

Total Businesses

539

Total Employed

4,965

Workers 16+

3,779

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

49

Employed

1,130

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

16

Employed

764

2020 Arts/Entertainment/Rec

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

604

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

74

Employed

509

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

50

Employed

291

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

64

Employed

288

Some
High School

458

Graduated
High School

1,941

Associates
Degree

776

Bachelor's
Degree

849

Graduate
Degree

234

Average Commute Time

11 min.



Resident Commuters

3,471

Non-Resident Commuters

287

Drive Alone

2,912

Carpooled

366

Public

14

Work At Home

270


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