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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

Population2000201020202025
South Dakota Profiles754,844814,180906,440950,810

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-459,62160,54563,435
5-955,53159,82662,069
10-1453,96059,58862,845
15-1957,62858,49262,908
20-2457,59660,99260,368
25-2955,57060,27457,148
30-3449,85957,11761,188
35-3945,76656,82059,167
40-4447,34650,88657,886
45-4957,51950,11252,248
50-5459,39953,05650,635
55-5954,23160,81053,346
60-6443,57358,48558,892
65-6931,94451,06157,087
70-7425,68339,26448,257
75-7921,72426,97036,023
80-8418,00419,12223,074
85+19,22623,02024,234
18+611,383693,309726,365
Median Age373839

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

South Dakota Profiles2020
Total906,440.000
White Alone82.390
Black Alone2.640
American Indian Alone8.680
Asian Alone1.910
Pacific Islander Alone0.070
Some Other Race1.510
Two or More Races2.800
Hispanic Origin4.500
Diversity Index37.200

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households290,245322,282362,578381,630
Housing Units323,208363,438406,848427,729
Owner Occupied Units244,953258,529
Renter Occupied Units117,625123,101
Vacant Units44,27046,099

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

South Dakota Profiles20202025
Median Home Value$178,215$197,992
Average Home Value$215,765$237,046
<$50,00025,75723,655
$50,000 - $99,99933,70231,049
$100,000 - $149,99936,81032,891
$150,000 - $199,99946,41743,396
$200,000 - $249,99933,89537,222
$250,000 - $299,99920,67324,106
$300,000 - $399,99926,60836,067
$400,000 - $499,9998,96714,080
$500,000 - $749,9997,36911,043
$1,000,000 +1,0921,033

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later15,641
2000-200957,706
1990-199949,954
1980-198938,642
1970-197964,016
1960-196931,912
1950-195934,623
1940-194917,229
1939 or Before69,407

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

South Dakota Profiles20202025
Median Household$56,185$60,111
Average Household$74,323$80,802
Per Capita$29,872$32,568

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

South Dakota Profiles2020
<$15,00035,720
$15,000 - $24,99932,730
$25,000 - $34,99939,220
$35,000 - $49,99950,806
$50,000 - $74,99968,924
$75,000 - $99,99952,507
$100,000 - $149,99952,623
$150,000 - $199,99916,222
$200,000+13,822

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+436,525
In-County Residents345,648
Out-of-County Residents77,834
Drive Alone350,530
Carpooled37,944
Public Transport2,448
Work at Home25,056
Less than 5 minutes34,819
5-9 minutes84,837
10-14 minutes82,587
15-19 minutes75,684
20-24 minutes52,348
25-29 minutes18,495
30-34 minutes27,369
35-39 minutes4,723
40-44 minutes5,962
45-59 minutes12,228
60-89 minutes7,564
90+ minutes4,853
Average Travel Time17

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees464,131
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt6,090
Mining573
Utilities2,498
Construction21,966
Manufacturing37,838
Wholesale Trade19,787
  
Retail Trade59,088
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers8,402
Furn & Home Furnish Str1,966
Electronics & Appl Store1,561
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip8,191
Food & Beverage Stores12,754
Health/Pers Care Stores4,419
Gasoline Stations4,285
Clothing/Accessory Store3,191
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music3,123
General Merchandise Str6,875
Misc Store Retailers3,639
Nonstore Retailers682
  
Transportation/Warehouse10,793
Information11,550
  
Finance & Insurance23,069
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn13,969
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2,464
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other6,636
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing7,537
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv20,861
Legal Services2,385
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises1,134
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt8,383
Educational Services38,425
HealthCare/Social Assist72,912
Arts/Entertainment/Rec14,073
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs43,673
Accommodation10,496
Food Srv/Drinking Places33,177
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin26,811
Auto Repair/Maintenance5,501
Public Administration Emp34,556

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

South Dakota Profiles2020
Some High School28,991
Graduated High School158,430
Associates Degree76,856
Bachelor's Degree125,349
Graduate Degree55,263

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses41,531
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1,349
Mining Bus51
Utilities Bus161
Construction Bus2,736
Manufacturing Bus1,297
Wholesale Trade Bus1,592
  
Retail Trade Bus5,586
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus810
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus237
Electronics & Appl Store Bus162
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus622
Food & Beverage Stores Bus742
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus431
Gasoline Stations Bus447
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus456
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus359
General Merchandise Str Bus268
Misc Store Retailers Bus688
Nonstore Retailers Bus364
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1,296
Information Bus832
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2,349
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus753
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus565
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1,031
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1,631
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus2,402
Legal Services Bus487
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus114
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1,114
Educational Services Bus1,043
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus3,198
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1,160
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2,847
Accommodation Bus883
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1,964
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5,312
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus952
Public Administration Bus2,799

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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A Half-Century of Serving South Dakotans

In 1978, NESDCAP created the Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) as a revolving loan fund to focus on small business lending and job creation in 22 counties. In 2007, Grow South Dakota, was formed to provide housing, community and economic development statewide. Through services to individuals, technical assistance to community and economic development agencies, and loans to small businesses and homebuyers, GROW South Dakota has had broad and lasting impact.

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GROW South Dakota

GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East | Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654 | Fax (605) 698-3038 info@growsd.org