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South Dakota’s Community Profile

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)

Population
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Population

Population2000201020192024
South Dakota Profiles754,844814,180899,158947,126

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-459,62160,24263,522
5-955,53159,70162,419
10-1453,96059,06363,162
15-1957,62858,05762,983
20-2457,59660,55560,279
25-2955,57059,60556,322
30-3449,85956,49260,930
35-3945,76656,40258,633
40-4447,34649,69057,812
45-4957,51950,53551,334
50-5459,39953,57051,698
55-5954,23161,07553,944
60-6443,57358,00059,777
65-6931,94449,88756,593
70-7425,68338,29846,929
75-7921,72426,60934,741
80-8418,00418,73122,474
85+19,22622,64623,574
18+611,383687,173721,863
Median Age373839

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

South Dakota Profiles2019
Total899,158.000
White Alone83.200
Black Alone2.330
American Indian Alone8.720
Asian Alone1.610
Pacific Islander Alone0.070
Some Other Race1.390
Two or More Races2.680
Hispanic Origin4.060
Diversity Index35.400

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

South Dakota Profiles2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%1%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households290,245322,282356,925376,474
Housing Units323,208363,438402,155423,146
Owner Occupied Units240,464254,997
Renter Occupied Units116,461121,477
Vacant Units45,23046,672

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

South Dakota Profiles20192024
Median Home Value$178,545$204,167
Average Home Value$216,449$250,343
<$50,00024,53219,463
$50,000 - $99,99932,48526,872
$100,000 - $149,99935,99530,003
$150,000 - $199,99947,64547,856
$200,000 - $249,99933,47539,389
$250,000 - $299,99920,58025,540
$300,000 - $399,99925,15434,427
$400,000 - $499,9997,98311,999
$500,000 - $749,9997,75112,139
$1,000,000 +1,0591,324

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later14,276
2000-200958,163
1990-199949,449
1980-198938,357
1970-197963,352
1960-196932,492
1950-195934,410
1940-194918,141
1939 or Before69,187

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

South Dakota Profiles20192024
Median Household$55,722$62,464
Average Household$73,841$83,811
Per Capita$29,452$33,448

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

South Dakota Profiles2019
<$15,00037,078
$15,000 - $24,99934,569
$25,000 - $34,99937,479
$35,000 - $49,99947,878
$50,000 - $74,99969,201
$75,000 - $99,99951,381
$100,000 - $149,99950,061
$150,000 - $199,99915,255
$200,000+14,019

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+432,243
In-County Residents342,085
Out-of-County Residents76,741
Drive Alone345,719
Carpooled38,302
Public Transport2,367
Work at Home24,080
Less than 5 minutes34,847
5-9 minutes85,168
10-14 minutes81,503
15-19 minutes75,180
20-24 minutes51,315
25-29 minutes17,893
30-34 minutes27,304
35-39 minutes4,371
40-44 minutes5,953
45-59 minutes11,602
60-89 minutes8,054
90+ minutes4,973
Average Travel Time17

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees472,211
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt6,313
Mining581
Utilities2,650
Construction21,876
Manufacturing38,153
Wholesale Trade19,879
  
Retail Trade61,818
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers8,014
Furn & Home Furnish Str1,986
Electronics & Appl Store1,328
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip8,446
Food & Beverage Stores13,856
Health/Pers Care Stores4,061
Gasoline Stations4,655
Clothing/Accessory Store3,178
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music3,150
General Merchandise Str8,074
Misc Store Retailers4,220
Nonstore Retailers850
  
Transportation/Warehouse11,864
Information11,895
  
Finance & Insurance23,142
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn13,999
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2,447
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other6,696
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing7,956
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv20,542
Legal Services2,486
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises1,106
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt8,253
Educational Services40,705
HealthCare/Social Assist71,811
Arts/Entertainment/Rec13,914
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs43,414
Accommodation10,403
Food Srv/Drinking Places33,011
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin27,101
Auto Repair/Maintenance5,521
Public Administration Emp37,225

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

South Dakota Profiles2019
Some High School31,971
Graduated High School161,061
Associates Degree63,998
Bachelor's Degree113,782
Graduate Degree55,810

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses41,833
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1,428
Mining Bus52
Utilities Bus167
Construction Bus2,755
Manufacturing Bus1,335
Wholesale Trade Bus1,624
  
Retail Trade Bus5,467
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus806
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus233
Electronics & Appl Store Bus163
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus640
Food & Beverage Stores Bus749
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus450
Gasoline Stations Bus486
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus470
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus370
General Merchandise Str Bus280
Misc Store Retailers Bus718
Nonstore Retailers Bus102
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1,365
Information Bus876
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2,374
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus759
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus572
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1,043
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1,640
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus2,467
Legal Services Bus523
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus105
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1,125
Educational Services Bus1,084
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus3,184
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1,157
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2,883
Accommodation Bus919
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1,964
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5,393
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus939
Public Administration Bus2,989

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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The GROW South Dakota Organizations Have had a Remarkable Few Years!

NESDCAP, our founding agency, celebrated 50 years in 2016 and reached over $73.2 million in housing impact across numerous program areas.

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