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South Dakota Profiles Demographics

The South Dakota of today is characterized by...

  • Strong work ethic and high productivity workforce
  • #1 business tax climate in America
  • Accessibility to leaders to get the job done

Workforce

  • Prepared: We annually have a steady supply of young workers eager for the opportunity to make a living in South Dakota.We’re committed to equipping our youth with the skills they need for their future.
  • Productive: #3 Most Productive Workforce

Business climate
#1 State Business Tax Climate (Tax Foundation)
#1 Environment for Entrepreneurs (Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council)
#1 Small City for Business: Sioux Falls; #11: Rapid City (Forbes)
#8 Corporate Business Environment (Pollina Corporate Real Estate)
#8 BHI Competitiveness Index (Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research)

quick facts

County Populations (2010)

county populations


Historical State Population

historical population

 

Population Distribution

urban and rural populations

Labor Force in South Dakota (2009-2010)

labor force facts

County Unemployment Rates
county unemployment rates


Annual Average Unemmployment (200-2010)
annual average unemployment

 

Travel Time to Work

commute time

Agriculture

South Dakota’s agriculture industry is a substantial contributor to the state’s economy. Today, agriculture generates $21 billion in annual economic activity. Ag in South Dakota contributes nearly $3.4 billion directly to South Dakota’s economy, 8.4 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product.

ag stats

Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry comprises approximately 8.9 percent of the Gross Domestic Product by State in South Dakota. The sectors growing this industry in the state are Beverage & Tobacco Product, Transportation Equipment, Machinery, and Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing.

Business Climate

South Dakota businesses have consistently enjoyed a pro-business climate. We’re the only state in the nation with no corporate income tax, no personal income tax, no personal property tax, no busi- ness inventory tax and no inheritance tax. You’ll see why so many businesses are choosing to call South Dakota home.

South Dakota Taxes and Business Costs (2012)

business climate

Highways

South Dakota is intersected by two interstate highways, I-29 & I-90, along with several major U.S. highways, providing easy access to anywhere in the United States. the South Dakota Department of Transportation operates approximately 7,857 miles of highway including 678 miles of interstate highway.

Communications

With today’s telecommunications infrastructure, a business is no longer in the middle of nowhere. They are everywhere. And South Dakota’s telecom providers ensure a business can be everywhere without delay or interruption. A wide array of services are available through our telecom providers, including:

  • Self-healing architectures
  • Redundant rings
  • All communities with fiber access have at least DS3 service
  • Micro & Metropolitan areas have access to OC3 to OC192 and EGig networks
  • Metro Ethernet
  • Single-line, multi-line or PBX trunk line services
  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
  • Dedicated, private, point-point lines
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
  • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
  • Frame Relay
  • High Speed Internet
  • Web hosting
  • Video Conferencing
  • Local and Long distance services
  • Disaster Recovery

Source: S.D. Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, SDN Communications.
 

Fiber Optics in South Dakota

fiber optics

Recreational Opportunities

Water Sports

  • 1,100 Square Miles of Water
  • 220 Public Water Access Points
  • 300 Boat Ramps
  • 59 Beaches


Golf

  • 124 Golf Courses


Camping and Hiking

  • 12 State Parks
  • 103,113 State Park Acres
  • 49 State Recreation Areas
  • 3,883 Campsites
  • 113 Cabins
  • 5 Lodges
  • 667 Trail Miles
  • 4,549 Picnic Tables
  • 58 Playgrounds
  • 500 Climbing Courses


Hunting and Fishing

  • 5 million acres of public hunting lands
  • 7 species of small game
  • 6.6 million pheasants
  • 20 species of waterfowl
  • 7 species of big game
  • Nearly 30 species of fish

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
South Dakota 754,844 814,180 872,884 925,273
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 59,621 60,161 62,655
5-9 55,531 59,135 61,393
10-14 53,960 57,320 62,778
15-19 57,628 57,381 61,275
20-24 57,596 61,544 59,666
25-29 55,570 57,007 58,036
30-34 49,859 56,470 58,750
35-39 45,766 50,964 58,085
40-44 47,346 48,570 53,575
45-49 57,519 50,889 50,088
50-54 59,399 58,390 52,722
55-59 54,231 60,889 58,734
60-64 43,573 54,152 60,085
65-69 31,944 43,802 52,558
70-74 25,683 32,520 42,369
75-79 21,724 24,019 29,396
80-84 18,004 18,051 20,302
85+ 19,226 21,620 22,806
18+ 611,383 663,764 703,279
Median Age 37 38 38
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

South Dakota 2016
Total 872,884
White Alone 83.990
Black Alone 2.100
American Indian Alone 8.580
Asian Alone 1.400
Pacific Islander Alone 0.060
Some Other Race 1.320
Two or More Races 2.570
Hispanic Origin 4.050
Diversity Index 34.200
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 290,245 322,282 346,770 368,201
Housing Units 323,208 363,438 391,850 415,477
Owner Occupied Units 232,812 247,549
Renter Occupied Units 113,958 120,652
Vacant Units 45,080 47,276
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

South Dakota 2016 2021
Median Household $50,322 $57,002
Average Household $66,855 $74,288
Per Capita $27,066 $30,040
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

South Dakota 2016
<$15,000 41,417
$15,000 - $24,999 36,119
$25,000 - $34,999 40,164
$35,000 - $49,999 54,351
$50,000 - $74,999 66,896
$75,000 - $99,999 46,376
$100,000 - $149,999 39,504
$150,000 - $199,999 10,083
$200,000+ 11,856
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

South Dakota 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 1% 1%
Households 1% 1%
Families 1% 1%
Median Household Income 3%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

South Dakota Profiles Quality Life

Home Value

South Dakota 2016 2021
Median Home Value $151,971 $189,862
Average Home Value $187,239 $215,339
<$50,000 33,467 27,610
$50,000 - $99,999 40,131 29,908
$100,000 - $149,999 41,212 32,938
$150,000 - $199,999 39,997 41,766
$200,000 - $249,999 26,531 40,078
$250,000 - $299,999 16,576 28,582
$300,000 - $399,999 17,452 26,277
$400,000 - $499,999 7,887 9,329
$500,000 - $749,999 5,916 6,196
$750,000 - $999,999 2,139 3,295
$1,000,000 + 1,466 1,528
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 6,290
2000-2009 56,722
1990-1999 48,368
1980-1989 37,526
1970-1979 63,377
1960-1969 33,022
1950-1959 34,335
1940-1949 19,718
1939 or Before 69,828
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 420,700
In-County Residents 334,467
Out-of-County Residents 73,686
Drive Alone 331,547
Carpooled 40,051
Public Transport 2,107
Work at Home 22,972
Less than 5 minutes 35,827
5-9 minutes 82,559
10-14 minutes 81,256
15-19 minutes 71,820
20-24 minutes 49,987
25-29 minutes 16,371
30-34 minutes 26,479
35-39 minutes 4,540
40-44 minutes 5,389
45-59 minutes 10,495
60-89 minutes 7,904
90+ minutes 5,101
Average Travel Time 17
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

South Dakota Profiles Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 544,357
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 6,996
Mining 666
Utilities 3,117
Construction 23,559
Manufacturing 72,057
Wholesale Trade 26,276
   
Retail Trade 65,097
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 9,273
Furn & Home Furnish Str 1,951
Electronics & Appl Store 2,265
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 7,999
Food & Beverage Stores 13,519
Health/Pers Care Stores 4,112
Gasoline Stations 4,313
Clothing/Accessory Store 3,516
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 3,285
General Merchandise Str 9,406
Misc Store Retailers 4,569
Nonstore Retailers 889
   
Transportation/Warehouse 14,229
Information 13,051
   
Finance & Insurance 25,445
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 14,983
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 2,750
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 7,712
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 7,787
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 18,011
Legal Services 2,657
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 1,285
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 9,183
Educational Services 41,918
HealthCare/Social Assist 76,479
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 13,099
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 43,876
Accommodation 11,021
Food Srv/Drinking Places 32,855
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 30,797
Auto Repair/Maintenance 5,485
Public Administration Emp 50,049
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

South Dakota Profiles Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 47,451
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 1,694
Mining Bus 60
Utilities Bus 204
Construction Bus 3,486
Manufacturing Bus 1,354
Wholesale Trade Bus 1,842
   
Retail Trade Bus 5,940
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 911
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 267
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 246
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 706
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 790
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 468
Gasoline Stations Bus 466
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 495
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 397
General Merchandise Str Bus 245
Misc Store Retailers Bus 838
Nonstore Retailers Bus 111
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 1,760
Information Bus 930
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 4,361
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 2,649
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 545
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 1,167
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 1,736
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 2,570
Legal Services Bus 571
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 50
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 1,314
Educational Services Bus 1,206
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 3,466
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 1,105
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 2,998
Accommodation Bus 919
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 2,079
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 5,865
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 1,067
Public Administration Bus 4,163
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

South Dakota Profiles Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 28,111
Graduated High School 149,884
Associates Degree 67,151
Bachelor's Degree 118,640
Graduate Degree 44,783
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $388,169,983
College School Books/Supplies $19,754,626
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $388,390
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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