Retiree friendly Lawrence County attracted both out of state migrants and people from within South Dakota. An estimated 812 new residents came from other states, while 1,387 people moved from within the state. Despite the departure of 1,781 residents from 2008 to 2012, Lawrence County gained a net residents.
Lawrence County welcomed new residents from Colorado (238), North Dakota (111), Wyoming (63), Vermont (59), Florida (42) and Wisconsin (42). Of the 1,383 South Dakotans who relocated to Lawrence County, the majority came from neighboring counties such as Pennington (399), Meade (135), Custer (113), and Butte (103) Counties. Kingsbury (158) and Minnehaha (97) were the largest East River contributors.
Wyoming (246), Florida (175) and Texas (168) held the biggest allure for those moving out of the state. A total of 828 residents left Lawrence County in favor of other South Dakota counties, especially Pennington (347) and Meade (105).
Interesting Lawrence County estimations include:
- Movers from a different state: 812
- Movers to a different state: 953
- Movers from a different county in South Dakota: 1,387
- Movers to a different county in South Dakota: 828
- Movers from abroad: 81
The above migration statistics were taken from the and its most current data from the American Community Survey (2008-2012).