Employment & Workforce
Lawrence County, where Spearfish is located, has over 11,545 total jobs, a 2.2 percent increase from the previous year. South Dakota has over 416,020 jobs and the United States over 139,491,699, but South Dakota’s total has increased by 14.3 percent since 2000, and the United States has increased by 7.4 percent.
Spearfish had a 75.5 percent proportion of adults working, less than the South Dakota average of 76.4 percent, but larger than the national average of 68.7 percent.
Income & Wages
The Spearfish Median Household Income for those 65+ was $29,475 in 2015, less than both the South Dakota median of $37,896, and the United States median of $40,971.
1,618 people live in Poverty in Spearfish, approximately 15.9 percent of the total population. The state’s poverty rate is 13.7 percent as compared to the United States average of 14.7 percent.
1,502 households, or 33.7 percent of those living in Spearfish, pay 30 percent or more of their income on monthly housing costs, also known as housing cost burden. South Dakota’s state average for housing cost burden is slightly less than Spearfish at 24.5 percent, but the United States is larger at 33.3 percent.
For more data on the economies of South Dakota and the Black Hills, please check out our interactive graphs and charts on the South Dakota Dashboard.