Tripp County vs. South Dakota
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2022
Introduction
Tripp County vs. South Dakota
Tripp County:
2022 Population = 5,565
2022 Percent of State = 0.61%
South Dakota:
2022 Population = 909,824
2022 Percent of U.S. = 0.27%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Tripp County with comparisons to South Dakota and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Tripp County vs. South Dakota's population growth over 1969-2022. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2022
Population, 1969-2022
Figure 1.
Figure 1 traces Tripp County's annual population for the period 1969-2022 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 54-year period, Tripp County's population dropped from 8,327 in 1969 to 5,565 in 2022, for a net loss of -2,762, or -33.17%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2022
Population, 1969-2022
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks South Dakota's annual population for the period 1969-2022 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 54-year period, South Dakota's population rose from 668,000 in 1969 to 909,824 in 2022, for a net gain of 241,824, or 36.20%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2022
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2022
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Tripp County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with South Dakota, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Tripp County's overall population growth was -33.17% over 1969-2022 trailed South Dakota's increase of 36.20%, and fell below the United States' increase of 65.57%.
Population as a Percent of the South Dakota Total: 1969-2022
Population as a Percent of the South Dakota Total: 1969-2022
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Tripp County is to trace its individual percentage contributions to South Dakota's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster, or declined less, than South Dakota's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Tripp County's population comprised 1.25% of South Dakota's population, while in 2022 it comprised 0.61% thereby yielding a -0.63% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2022 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2022
vs.
1969
-0.63%
=
0.61%
-
1.25%
 
   
Tripp County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2022
Tripp County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2022
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Tripp County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2022. The average annual percent change for the entire 53-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Tripp County's population contracted at an annual rate of -0.75% over 1970-2022. The county posted its highest growth in 1983 (2.81%) and recorded its lowest growth in 1977 (-3.05%). In 2022, Tripp County's population declined by -0.02%
Tripp County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2022
Tripp County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2022
Figure 6.
Over the past five decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again illustrates the annual percent change in Tripp County's population since 1970, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020-2022.
During the 1970s, Tripp County's annual population growth rate averaged -1.16%. It averaged -0.55% throughout the 1980s, -0.65% during the 1990s, -1.49% during the 2000s, 0.01% during the 2010s, -0.43% thus far this decade (2020-2022).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Tripp County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for South Dakota and the nation. As the chart reveals, Tripp County's average annual population growth lagged South Dakota's average during the 1970s (-1.16% vs. 0.31%), lagged South Dakota's average during the 1980s (-0.55% vs. 0.11%), fell below South Dakota's average throughout the 1990s (-0.65% vs. 0.75%), fell below South Dakota's average throughout the 2000s (-1.49% vs. 0.73%), amounted to less than South Dakota's average throughout the 2010s (0.01% vs. 0.90%), and posted below South Dakota's average over the 3 year period of the current decade, 2020-2022 (-0.43% vs. 1.02%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Tripp County lagged the nation in the 1970s (-1.16% vs. 1.10%), trailed the nation over the 1980s (-0.55% vs. 0.95%), fell under the nation during the 1990s (-0.65% vs. 1.23%), trailed the nation over the 2000s (-1.49% vs. 0.95%), trailed the nation during the 2010s (0.01% vs. 0.74%), and lagged the nation over 2020-2022 (-0.43% vs. 0.31%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
-0.75
-1.16
-0.55
-0.65
-1.49
0.01
-0.43
-0.02
 
0.59
0.31
0.11
0.75
0.73
0.90
1.02
1.52
 
0.96
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.74
0.31
0.38
 
   

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Tripp County:
Population, 1969-2022
 
1969
 
8,327
100.0
N
1.25
1970
 
8,162
98.0
-1.98
1.22
1971
 
8,140
97.8
-0.27
1.21
1972
 
8,147
97.8
0.09
1.20
1973
 
8,129
97.6
-0.22
1.20
1974
 
8,040
96.6
-1.09
1.18
1975
 
7,923
95.1
-1.46
1.16
1976
 
7,836
94.1
-1.10
1.14
1977
 
7,597
91.2
-3.05
1.10
1978
 
7,574
91.0
-0.30
1.10
1979
 
7,405
88.9
-2.23
1.07
1980
 
7,235
86.9
-2.30
1.05
1981
 
7,086
85.1
-2.06
1.03
1982
 
7,034
84.5
-0.73
1.02
1983
 
7,232
86.9
2.81
1.04
1984
 
7,213
86.6
-0.26
1.03
1985
 
7,226
86.8
0.18
1.03
1986
 
7,136
85.7
-1.25
1.03
1987
 
7,021
84.3
-1.61
1.01
1988
 
7,041
84.6
0.28
1.01
1989
 
6,998
84.0
-0.61
1.00
1990
 
6,905
82.9
-1.33
0.99
1991
 
6,954
83.5
0.71
0.99
1992
 
6,877
82.6
-1.11
0.96
1993
 
6,853
82.3
-0.35
0.95
1994
 
6,864
82.4
0.16
0.94
1995
 
6,830
82.0
-0.50
0.93
1996
 
6,818
81.9
-0.18
0.92
1997
 
6,776
81.4
-0.62
0.91
1998
 
6,659
80.0
-1.73
0.89
1999
 
6,554
78.7
-1.58
0.87
2000
 
6,391
76.8
-2.49
0.85
2001
 
6,281
75.4
-1.72
0.83
2002
 
6,254
75.1
-0.43
0.82
2003
 
6,184
74.3
-1.12
0.81
2004
 
6,069
72.9
-1.86
0.79
2005
 
6,061
72.8
-0.13
0.78
2006
 
5,964
71.6
-1.60
0.76
2007
 
5,800
69.7
-2.75
0.73
2008
 
5,671
68.1
-2.22
0.71
2009
 
5,636
67.7
-0.62
0.70
2010
 
5,653
67.9
0.30
0.69
2011
 
5,663
68.0
0.18
0.69
2012
 
5,571
66.9
-1.62
0.67
2013
 
5,599
67.2
0.50
0.67
2014
 
5,609
67.4
0.18
0.66
2015
 
5,541
66.5
-1.21
0.65
2016
 
5,645
67.8
1.88
0.66
2017
 
5,612
67.4
-0.58
0.64
2018
 
5,671
68.1
1.05
0.65
2019
 
5,638
67.7
-0.58
0.64
2020
 
5,603
67.3
-0.62
0.63
2021
 
5,566
66.8
-0.66
0.62
2022
 
5,565
66.8
-0.02
0.61
Source: Calculations by the South Dakota Regional Economic Analysis Project (SD-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2023
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South Dakota:
Population, 1969-2022
 
1969
 
668,000
100.0
N
0.33
1970
 
666,641
99.8
-0.20
0.33
1971
 
671,382
100.5
0.71
0.32
1972
 
677,389
101.4
0.89
0.32
1973
 
678,939
101.6
0.23
0.32
1974
 
679,877
101.8
0.14
0.32
1975
 
681,420
102.0
0.23
0.32
1976
 
686,843
102.8
0.80
0.32
1977
 
688,992
103.1
0.31
0.31
1978
 
689,293
103.2
0.04
0.31
1979
 
689,018
103.1
-0.04
0.31
1980
 
690,851
103.4
0.27
0.30
1981
 
689,584
103.2
-0.18
0.30
1982
 
690,597
103.4
0.15
0.30
1983
 
693,009
103.7
0.35
0.30
1984
 
697,250
104.4
0.61
0.30
1985
 
698,404
104.6
0.17
0.29
1986
 
696,036
104.2
-0.34
0.29
1987
 
696,034
104.2
0.00
0.29
1988
 
698,160
104.5
0.31
0.29
1989
 
696,698
104.3
-0.21
0.28
1990
 
697,101
104.4
0.06
0.28
1991
 
703,669
105.3
0.94
0.28
1992
 
712,801
106.7
1.30
0.28
1993
 
722,159
108.1
1.31
0.28
1994
 
730,790
109.4
1.20
0.28
1995
 
737,925
110.5
0.98
0.28
1996
 
742,213
111.1
0.58
0.28
1997
 
744,223
111.4
0.27
0.27
1998
 
746,058
111.7
0.25
0.27
1999
 
750,412
112.3
0.58
0.27
2000
 
755,844
113.2
0.72
0.27
2001
 
757,972
113.5
0.28
0.27
2002
 
760,020
113.8
0.27
0.26
2003
 
763,729
114.3
0.49
0.26
2004
 
770,396
115.3
0.87
0.26
2005
 
775,493
116.1
0.66
0.26
2006
 
783,033
117.2
0.97
0.26
2007
 
791,623
118.5
1.10
0.26
2008
 
799,124
119.6
0.95
0.26
2009
 
807,067
120.8
0.99
0.26
2010
 
816,078
122.2
1.12
0.26
2011
 
823,160
123.2
0.87
0.26
2012
 
832,800
124.7
1.17
0.26
2013
 
841,206
125.9
1.01
0.27
2014
 
847,634
126.9
0.76
0.27
2015
 
852,134
127.6
0.53
0.26
2016
 
860,650
128.8
1.00
0.27
2017
 
870,163
130.3
1.11
0.27
2018
 
875,300
131.0
0.59
0.27
2019
 
882,507
132.1
0.82
0.27
2020
 
887,799
132.9
0.60
0.27
2021
 
896,164
134.2
0.94
0.27
2022
 
909,824
136.2
1.52
0.27
Source: Calculations by the South Dakota Regional Economic Analysis Project (SD-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2023
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United States:
Population, 1969-2022
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,378,433
153.7
0.85
2011
 
311,841,632
154.9
0.80
2012
 
314,344,331
156.2
0.80
2013
 
316,735,375
157.3
0.76
2014
 
319,270,047
158.6
0.80
2015
 
321,829,327
159.9
0.80
2016
 
324,367,742
161.1
0.79
2017
 
326,623,063
162.3
0.70
2018
 
328,542,157
163.2
0.59
2019
 
330,233,102
164.1
0.51
2020
 
331,511,512
164.7
0.39
2021
 
332,031,554
164.9
0.16
2022
 
333,287,557
165.6
0.38
Source: Calculations by the South Dakota Regional Economic Analysis Project (SD-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2023
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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