Lead, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 3,027. Estimated population in 2021: 2,891 (-4.5% change)
Males: 1,520 (50.2%), Females: 1,507 (49.8%)

Lawrence County

Zip code: 57754

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $29,485
Median house value: $45,700

Races in Lead:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.0%)
  • American Indian (3.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.8%), Irish (14.1%), English (11.7%), Norwegian (8.0%), Swedish (5.7%), United States (5.4%).

Elevation: 4960 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lead

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lead city

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -795 (-20.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Lead:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lead:

  • ELLSWORTH AFB (about 49 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RCA)
  • RAPID CITY REGIONAL (about 55 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Abbreviation: RAP)
  • GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 123 miles; GILLETTE, WY; Abbreviation: GCC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lead:

  • BLACK HILLS-CLYDE ICE FIELD (about 8 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Abbreviation: SPF)
  • BELLE FOURCHE MUNICIPAL (about 27 miles; BELLE FOURCHE, SD; Abbreviation: EFC)
  • STURGIS MUNI (about 28 miles; STURGIS, SD; Abbreviation: 49B)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lead:

  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 43 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 119 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 202 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 230 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 267 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 269 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)

Schools

Public high school in Lead:

  • LEAD-DEADWOOD HI SCH (Students: 335; Location: 320 S MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Lead:

  • LEAD-DEADWOOD MIDDLE SCH (Students: 246; Location: 234 SOUTH MAIN; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Lead:

  • PHOEBE APERSON HEARST FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,556; Location: 315 W MAIN; 17,286 books; 1,160 audio materials; 530 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)

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