South Dakota State Guides

South Dakota Information, Demograpgics, Realestate, Finance, Education, Media, Town and City

State Guides

flightsAirports and Airlines: Airports in the state of South Dakota.
blue pagesBlue Pages: State facts, information and gov links.
chambers of commerceChambers of Commerce: Chambers of Commerce throughout the state.
collegeColleges and Trade Schools: College and University information and Campus locations.
worldCounties in South Dakota: List of Counties in the State.
educationEducation: Education related sites for students, parents, educators and administrators.
golfGolf Courses: Golf Courses in the state, Golf Associations and Golfing Sites.
governmentGovernment Links: Local and State Government Sites.
hospitalsHospitals & Medical Facilities: Directory of Hospitals and Medical facilities in the state.
legalLegal Resources: Attorneys, Bar Associations, Courts, Documents and Records.
newspaperMedia: Television, Radio Stations, and Newspapers in South Dakota.
newspaperNewspapers: Newspapers Publications throughout the state.
radioRadio Stations: AM and FM Radio Stations in the state of South Dakota.
shopShopping Malls: Find local of shopping malls and shopping centers.
small businessSmall Business Resources: Resources for small businesses. Start, ManAge, or Promote a business.
worldState Facts: State specific information, facts, figures, slogans and symbols.
televisionTelevision: Local television stations, cable TV, Satellite TV and broadcasting sites.
worldTowns and Cities: Official Town and City Websites in the state of South Dakota.
worldTravel and Tourism: Visitor and Travel information, secure online reservations.
yellow pagesYellow Pages: Business Directory.
Zoos: Directory of Zoos, Aquariums, Animal Sanctuaries, Safaris, and Preserves.

Interactive South Dakota Counties Map

Population Over Time

According to census 2019 five year estimate, the South Dakota population is 870,638 and in 2018 population is 864,289, with a change of 0.73%. From Year 2010 to 2019 the population changed to 8.18%.

Population 2019870,638
Population 2018864,289
Population 2017855,444
Population 2016851,058
Population 2015843,190
Population 2014834,708
Population 2013825,198
Population 2012815,871
Population 2011807,697
Population 2010799,462

Age Distribution/Median Age

The Median Age (half are younger, and half older, than this Age) of South Dakota is 37.0.

Age Under 5 years60,074
Age 5 to 9 years60,945
Age 10 to 14 years59,203
Age 15 to 19 years57,462
Age 20 to 24 years60,074
Age 25 to 34 years114,054
Age 35 to 44 years101,865
Age 45 to 54 years99,253
Age 55 to 59 years59,203
Age 60 to 64 years56,591
Age 65 to 74 years80,969
Age 75 to 84 years40,920
Age 85 years and over20,025

16.26% percent of people in South Dakota are aged 65 years and over. 24.59% percent of people are aged under 18 years in South Dakota.

Median Age Over Time

The Median age compared to 2018 changed 0.2 years while compared to 2010 changed -0.2 years (Negative indicates median age is decreasing and Positive means median age increasing).

Median Age 201937.0
Median Age 201836.8
Median Age 201736.8
Median Age 201636.8
Median Age 201536.8
Median Age 201436.8
Median Age 201336.9
Median Age 201237.1
Median Age 201137.1
Median Age 201037.2


In South Dakota, 82.0% people are white alone and 2.3% people are with two and more races.

White alone713,923
American Indian and Alaska Native alone73,134
Two or more races20,025
Black or African American alone17,413
Asian alone12,189
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone871

Hispanic or Latino

3.8% people are Hispanic or Latino and 2.4% people are Mexican.

Other Hispanic or Latino8,706
Puerto Rican2,612

Marital Status

Approximately 30.7% of people over the age of 15 have never married.
Approximately 51.8% of the population is currently in a marriage.
Never married includes those who've never entered a marriage and those whose first marriage was annulled. Married includes common law marriages and live-in couples and excludes separated marriages.

Now married (except separated)51.8
Never married30.7

South Dakota Home Price Index

South Dakota Home Median value is $167100.
The Home value change from 2019 to 2018 is 4.79% and from 2010 to 2019 is 26.87%.

Real Estate 2019 Median Value$167,100
Real Estate 2018 Median Value$159,100
Real Estate 2017 Median Value$152,700
Real Estate 2016 Median Value$146,700
Real Estate 2015 Median Value$140,500
Real Estate 2014 Median Value$135,700
Real Estate 2013 Median Value$132,400
Real Estate 2012 Median Value$129,800
Real Estate 2011 Median Value$127,000
Real Estate 2010 Median Value$122,200

Monthly Rent Prices

The Average Gross Monthly Rent price for house in South Dakota is $747.
From 2010 to 2019 23.16% changed in Market rent in South Dakota.

Median Gross Rent 2019$747
Median Gross Rent 2018$722
Median Gross Rent 2017$696
Median Gross Rent 2016$676
Median Gross Rent 2015$655
Median Gross Rent 2014$648
Median Gross Rent 2013$632
Median Gross Rent 2012$617
Median Gross Rent 2011$595
Median Gross Rent 2010$574

Fuel Type

Utility gas160,621
Bottled, tank, or LP gas54,454
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.6,525
Other fuel4,748
No fuel used2,474
Coal or coke154
Solar energy102

Annual Household Income

Approximately 18.9% of South Dakota population lives in a low-income household, or a household with an annual income of less than $25,000.
Lower Middle Class: The Second common household income level is lower middle class with approximately 57.8% of South Dakota residents living in a household earning an annual income between $25,000 and $100,000.
Upper Middle Class: 23.3% South Dakota residents living in a household earning an annual income more then $100K.

Estimate; Less than $10,0005.4
Estimate; $10,000 to $14,9994.5
Estimate; $15,000 to $24,9999.0
Estimate; $25,000 to $34,99910.2
Estimate; $35,000 to $49,99913.6
Estimate; $50,000 to $74,99919.4
Estimate; $75,000 to $99,99914.6
Estimate; $100,000 to $149,99914.4
Estimate; $150,000 to $199,9994.7
Estimate; $200,000 or more4.2

Median Income Over Time

The Median income from 2019 to 2010 changed to 20.43%

Median Income 2019 (Dollars)$58275
Median Income 2018 (Dollars)$56499
Median Income 2017 (Dollars)$54126
Median Income 2016 (Dollars)$52078
Median Income 2015 (Dollars)$50957
Median Income 2014 (Dollars)$50338
Median Income 2013 (Dollars)$49495
Median Income 2012 (Dollars)$49091
Median Income 2011 (Dollars)$48010
Median Income 2010 (Dollars)$46369

Employment Statistics

South Dakota unemployment rate is 3.7 %.
Employed and unemployed numbers only account for people within the labor force. To be in the labor force one has to be at least 16 Years of Age and not institutionalized. The U.S. Armed forces include people on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Labor Force Participation Rate 201768.7
Employment/Population Ratio 201765.8
Unemployment Rate 20173.7
Labor Force Participation Rate 201668.7
Employment/Population Ratio 201665.5
Unemployment Rate 20164.1
Labor Force Participation Rate 201569
Employment/Population Ratio 201565.5
Unemployment Rate 20154.5
Labor Force Participation Rate 201469.1
Employment/Population Ratio 201465.4
Unemployment Rate 20144.8

Occupation Distribution

Educational services, and health care and social assistance107,790
Retail trade49,838
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services40,830
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing32,063
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services28,736
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining28,339
Public administration20,717
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities19,657
Other services, except public administration19,614
Wholesale trade12,717

Highest Degree Attained

Approximately 27.8% of the South Dakota population attained Percent bachelor's degree or higher, and 91.4% people attained Percent high school graduate or higher. 86.9% of South Dakota children enrolled in in public school and 13.1 % children enrolled in Private schools.

Enrolment Distributions

The Total Population 3 Years and over enrolled in school is 214,461.

Elementary school (grades 1-8)94,792
College or graduate school47,181
High school (grades 9-12)43,321
Nursery school, preschool15,441