South Dakota

State

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Population
882,235
1.45% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
Median Age
37.2

Poverty Rate
13.6%

Median Household Income
$56,274
0.437% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$171,500
2.33% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, South Dakota had a population of 882k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $56,274. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of South Dakota grew from 869,666 to 882,235, a 1.45% increase and its median household income declined from $56,521 to $56,274, a -0.437% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Dakota are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.49%), White (Hispanic) (2.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%). NaNk% of the people in South Dakota speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in South Dakota was $171,500, and the homeownership rate was 67.9%. Most people in South Dakota drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in South Dakota was 2 cars per household.

South Dakota borders Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in South Dakota. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Community Mobility

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Civics

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Senators from South Dakota

John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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Diversity

South Dakota is home to a population of 882k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.41% of South Dakota residents were born outside of the country (30.1k people).

In 2018, there were 9.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (719k people) in South Dakota than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.9k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 22.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Dakota
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    719k ± 433
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    74.9k ± 2.42k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    22.1k ± 2.29k
3.85%
Hispanic Population
34k people

In 2018, there were 9.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (719k people) in South Dakota than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.9k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 22.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.85% of the people in South Dakota are hispanic (34k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Dakota as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.41%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
30.1k people
3.26%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
28.4k people

As of 2018, 3.41% of South Dakota residents (30.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Dakota was 3.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
33
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in South Dakota was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in South Dakota are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all South Dakota residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was N/A, the natal country of N/A South Dakota residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of South Dakota residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in South Dakota was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    19,443 ± 1,971
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,178 ± 1,695
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,837 ± 1,278

South Dakota has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in South Dakota is $56,274. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in South Dakota was Pennington County, SD with a value of $59,006, followed by Minnehaha County, SD and N/A, with respective values of $58,742 and N/A.

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The economy of South Dakota employs N/A people. The largest industries in South Dakota are N/A, and the highest paying industries are N/A.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,274
2018 value
± $1,454
-0.437%
1 Year Growth
± 3.49%

Households in South Dakota have a median annual income of $56,274, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,521 in 2017, which represents a -0.437% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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  2. N/A

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This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. N/A

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Dakota was Pennington County, SD with a value of $59,006, followed by Minnehaha County, SD and N/A, with respective values of $58,742 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in South Dakota colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Dakota (113k out of 835k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    64,652 ± 1,768
  2. Native American
    35,398 ± 1,023
  3. Hispanic
    7,068 ± 598

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Dakota is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Dakota, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, South Dakota has an unusually high number of residents working as N/A.

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Highest Paid

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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Most Common

The most common industries in South Dakota, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, South Dakota has an unusually high number of N/A industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Dakota, by average salary, are N/A.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $11.7B
  2. $4.44B
  3. $4.29B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.7B, followed by Other ag prods. ($4.44B) and Live animals/fish ($4.29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B
2015 Value in South Dakota
$92.2B
Projected 2045 Value in South Dakota
51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Dakota trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.37B
  2. $2.21B
  3. $1.95B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.37B, followed by Iowa with $2.21B and Nebraska and $1.95B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Dakota was $171,500 in 2018, which is 0.747 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $167,600 to $171,500, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate in South Dakota is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Dakota have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Dakota is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$171,500
2018 Median
± $3,010
$167,600
2017 Median
± $2,519

In 2018, the median property value in South Dakota grew to to $171,500 from the previous year's value of $167,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Dakota compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Dakota the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,274
Median Household Income
± $1,454
345k
Number of Households
± 8,708

In 2018, the median household income of the 345k households in South Dakota declined from $56,274 from the previous year's value of $56,521.

The following chart displays the households in South Dakota distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in South Dakota distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Dakota the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%
2018 Homeownership
67.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.9% of the housing units in South Dakota were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Dakota compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Dakota have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1% of the workforce in South Dakota have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.16%)

In 2018, 81.1% of workers in South Dakota drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.79%) and those who worked at home (6.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Dakota distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Dakota have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.9% of the population of South Dakota has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 2.78% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Dakota was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,293 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Dakota

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1,293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1,331 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Dakota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Dakota
$4,335
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,056
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,315
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.08%
Uninsured
49.4%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
2.78%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Dakota grew by 3.83% from 8.74% to 9.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Dakota changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 17.1% prevalence
  2. 16.6% prevalence
  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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