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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

Population2000201020212026
South Dakota Profiles754,844814,180903,556947,726

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-459,62159,46762,630
5-955,53159,19161,793
10-1453,96059,08062,369
15-1957,62857,76962,266
20-2457,59659,56759,727
25-2955,57059,23856,213
30-3449,85957,56460,341
35-3945,76657,55160,145
40-4447,34651,69058,442
45-4957,51948,31153,055
50-5459,39951,17048,800
55-5954,23159,38352,427
60-6443,57359,42357,743
65-6931,94452,02557,748
70-7425,68341,43848,841
75-7921,72428,21737,338
80-8418,00419,60423,591
85+19,22622,86824,257
18+611,383693,095725,243
Median Age373939

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

South Dakota Profiles2021
Total903,556.000
White Alone82.620
Black Alone2.540
American Indian Alone8.730
Asian Alone1.660
Pacific Islander Alone0.070
Some Other Race1.550
Two or More Races2.820
Hispanic Origin4.580
Diversity Index36.900

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households290,245322,282361,387380,172
Housing Units323,208363,438408,041428,831
Owner Occupied Units249,652267,184
Renter Occupied Units111,735112,988
Vacant Units46,65448,659

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

South Dakota Profiles20212026
Median Home Value$203,463$256,066
Average Home Value$243,200$302,843
<$50,00024,27615,855
$50,000 - $99,99923,95616,047
$100,000 - $149,99928,57520,076
$150,000 - $199,99945,45037,131
$200,000 - $249,99936,86340,175
$250,000 - $299,99926,98435,359
$300,000 - $399,99932,29246,549
$400,000 - $499,99914,57523,108
$500,000 - $749,99911,76223,419
$1,000,000 +1,0111,206

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later16,424
2000-200956,775
1990-199950,562
1980-198938,601
1970-197963,718
1960-196932,582
1950-195934,623
1940-194916,655
1939 or Before68,544

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

South Dakota Profiles20212026
Median Household$58,941$63,970
Average Household$77,926$86,655
Per Capita$31,288$34,876

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

South Dakota Profiles2021
<$15,00032,624
$15,000 - $24,99932,930
$25,000 - $34,99935,272
$35,000 - $49,99946,392
$50,000 - $74,99973,289
$75,000 - $99,99949,010
$100,000 - $149,99955,883
$150,000 - $199,99919,606
$200,000+16,377

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+438,297
In-County Residents345,654
Out-of-County Residents80,556
Drive Alone353,319
Carpooled36,848
Public Transport2,378
Work at Home25,750
Less than 5 minutes33,525
5-9 minutes84,492
10-14 minutes81,992
15-19 minutes76,756
20-24 minutes52,504
25-29 minutes19,043
30-34 minutes27,119
35-39 minutes5,079
40-44 minutes6,220
45-59 minutes13,025
60-89 minutes7,477
90+ minutes5,315
Average Travel Time17

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees476,375
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt6,015
Mining521
Utilities2,615
Construction22,602
Manufacturing39,110
Wholesale Trade19,919
  
Retail Trade59,315
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers8,488
Furn & Home Furnish Str1,856
Electronics & Appl Store1,778
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip8,121
Food & Beverage Stores13,179
Health/Pers Care Stores4,636
Gasoline Stations4,258
Clothing/Accessory Store2,980
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music3,215
General Merchandise Str6,694
Misc Store Retailers3,436
Nonstore Retailers674
  
Transportation/Warehouse11,221
Information12,722
  
Finance & Insurance21,886
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn12,449
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2,305
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other7,132
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing7,842
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv23,144
Legal Services3,205
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises1,158
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt8,009
Educational Services40,581
HealthCare/Social Assist75,193
Arts/Entertainment/Rec13,828
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs43,795
Accommodation10,371
Food Srv/Drinking Places33,424
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin27,355
Auto Repair/Maintenance5,535
Public Administration Emp36,256

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

South Dakota Profiles2021
Some High School30,387
Graduated High School157,507
Associates Degree72,830
Bachelor's Degree127,523
Graduate Degree55,808

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses41,915
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1,238
Mining Bus48
Utilities Bus149
Construction Bus2,699
Manufacturing Bus1,313
Wholesale Trade Bus1,611
  
Retail Trade Bus5,627
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus825
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus230
Electronics & Appl Store Bus160
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus609
Food & Beverage Stores Bus781
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus463
Gasoline Stations Bus423
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus439
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus358
General Merchandise Str Bus265
Misc Store Retailers Bus667
Nonstore Retailers Bus407
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1,345
Information Bus875
  
Finance & Insurance Bus2,379
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus843
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus547
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus989
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1,722
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus2,650
Legal Services Bus706
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus116
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1,107
Educational Services Bus1,086
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus3,342
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1,177
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2,861
Accommodation Bus887
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus1,974
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5,303
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus957
Public Administration Bus2,879

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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

Grow South Dakota deployed 172 down payment and closing cost loans for a total of $1.17 million, paired with $25.2 million in partner first mortgages.

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