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.

Hutchinson County

Population

Total Population

7,504

Population
Growth Rate

0.26%

Median Age

47

Diversity Index

12.200

Housing & Income

Households

3,038

Total Housing Units

3,446


Owner Occupied

2,294

Renter Occupied

744

Vacant

408

Median Home Value

$95,789


Average Home Value

$140,715

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.44%


Per Capita Income

2.95%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,050 $55,020


Average Household

$69,704 $80,115


Per Capita

$29,635 $34,264

Workforce

Total Businesses

421

Total Employed

3,427

Workers 16+

3,647

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

33

Employed

102

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

31

Construction

Businesses

20

Employed

196

Manufacturing

Businesses

16

Employed

133

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

25

Employed

304

Some
High School

310

Graduated
High School

1,581

Associates
Degree

644

Bachelor's
Degree

890

Graduate
Degree

369

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

2,718

Non-Resident Commuters

903

Drive Alone

2,538

Carpooled

245

Public

0

Work At Home

405


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