Nationwide Claims to Fame

South Dakota is 4th out of 51 other states in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

South Dakota is 5th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 5

South Dakota is 6th out of 51 other states in Retail sales per capita

South Dakota is 10th out of 51 other states in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

South Dakota is 12th out of 51 other states in Residents younger than 18

South Dakota is 14th out of 51 other states in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

South Dakota is 16th out of 51 other states in Size in square miles

South Dakota is 17th out of 51 other states in Residents 65 or older

South Dakota is 19th out of 51 other states in Race - White

South Dakota is 24th out of 51 other states in Race - Two or More

South Dakota Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Current population (2012) 833,354 46th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 75,811 16th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 10.7 47th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Residents younger than 5 7.1% 5th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.5% 12th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.7% 17th 13.7%
Education Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.8% 14th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.8% 33rd 28.2%
Race Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Race - White 86.2% 19th 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.7% 43rd 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 8.9% 4th 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.1% 46th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 40th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 24th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.1% 45th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 83.8% 10th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Female residents 49.8% 44th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.4% 48th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Housing units 366,540 46th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 18.5% 33rd 25.9%
Households 318,466 46th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 68.7% 28th 66.1%
Home median value $127,000 39th $186,200
People per household 2.4 44th 2.6
Building permits (last year) 4,178 40th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Income per capita $24,925 37th $27,915
Income per household $48,010 35th $52,762
Income below poverty line 13.8% 26th 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
South Dakota Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 25,494 45th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 326,749 47th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 76,997 46th 27,092,908
Retail sales $12,266,218 46th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $15,390 6th $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,622,751 48th $613,795,732

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