Lead - Demographics & Population
Lead is located in Lawrence County in the Northern Black Hills. Lawrence County reports a population of 24,397.
The city of Lead was home to 3,124 people at the time of the 2010 Census. The median age was 40.5 years. Of the 1,420 households at the time, 25.6 percent included children under the age of 18. Single parents living with children accounted for 11.8 percent of all households. Slightly more than one in ten Lead residents was over the age of 65 and living alone.
Lawrence County's population is split evenly among gender, with women making up 50.2 percent of the population. Eighteen percent of the population is age 18 or younger while 17.1 percent are 65 and older.
The median household income in Lawrence County from 2007 to 2010 was $45,137
Lead's population was overwhelmingly white (96.7 percent) in 2010. People with American Indian ancestry accounted for 3.4 percent of the community. Hispanics were 2.9 percent.
In Lawrence County, 94.1% of residents reported themselves as white.
One in eight residents of Lead was living below the poverty level in 2010, according to estimates by the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census.
To access the demographic profile of Lead from the 2010 U.S. Census, click here.