South Dakota
Demographic Data






South Dakota POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

South Dakota Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of South Dakota is:
884,659

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.9%
5 - 17:
17.7%
18 - 24:
9.7%
25 - 34:
13.1%
35 - 54:
23.0%
55 - 64:
13.3%
Over 65 Years:
16.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
91.7%
91.7%
College Graduated
28.8%
28.8%
Attending College
4.9%
4.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

South Dakota
$30,773
$30,773
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

South Dakota
$58,275
$58,275
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
13.1%

Employment Industries in SD

Healthcare
15.9%
15.9%
Retail
11.2%
11.2%
Manufacturing
10.2%
10.2%
Education
8.4%
8.4%
Construction
7.1%
7.1%
Accommodation
7.0%
7.0%
Finance
6.0%
6.0%
Agriculture
6.0%
6.0%
Public Service
4.7%
4.7%
Other
4.4%
4.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.8%
3.8%
Transportation
3.4%
3.4%
Wholesale
2.9%
2.9%
Administration
2.6%
2.6%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
Information Technology
1.5%
1.5%
Real Estate
1.2%
1.2%
Utilities
1.0%
1.0%
Mining
0.4%
0.4%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
82.0%
82.0%
American Indian And Alaska Native
8.4%
8.4%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
3.8%
3.8%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.4%
2.4%
Black Or African American
2.0%
2.0%
Asian
1.4%
1.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
36.4%
36.4%
Unclassified
17.1%
17.1%
Norwegian
13.4%
13.4%
Irish
10.0%
10.0%
English
5.7%
5.7%
Dutch
4.3%
4.3%
Swedish
3.1%
3.1%
French
2.3%
2.3%
Czech
2.0%
2.0%
Danish
1.8%
1.8%
Polish
1.6%
1.6%
Italian
1.2%
1.2%
Scottish
1.2%
1.2%
Russian
1.2%
1.2%
European
1.1%
1.1%
Scandinavian
1.0%
1.0%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
Welsh
0.5%
0.5%
Finnish
0.5%
0.5%
French Canadian
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
93.6%
93.6%
Spanish
2.0%
2.0%
Native American languages
1.7%
1.7%
German
0.7%
0.7%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Chinese
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Indic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
Other languages
0.0%
0.0%
Russian
0.0%
0.0%
Other Indo-European
0.0%
0.0%
West Germanic languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born SD Residents
3.7%