South Dakota Demographic Data

South Dakota Demographic Summary

  • Population: 833,354
  • Area: 77,116.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 75,811.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 1,305.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 10.80 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 1,750.33 ft
  • Time Zone: Multiple
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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South Dakota Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
426,929
49.7%
50.8
Male
431,540
50.3%
49.2
Total Population
858,469
 
 

South Dakota Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
59,597
6.9% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
60,136
7.0% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
55,902
6.5% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
60,121
7.0% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
59,605
6.9% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
111,923
13.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
98,348
11.5% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
104,609
12.2% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
60,180
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
53,535
6.2% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
72,702
8.5% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
40,855
4.8% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
20,956
2.4% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
648,789
75.6%
77.1
Female
325,559
50.2%
51.4%
Male
323,230
49.8%
48.6%
21 Years and over
609,247
71.0%
72.9
62 Years and over
165,506
19.3%
18.3
65 Years and over
134,513
15.7%
14.9
Female
73,223
54.4%
55.9%
Male
61,290
45.6%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
37

South Dakota Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
833,072
97.0% 
96.9
White
725,937
84.6% 
73.1
Black or African American
13,172
1.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
71,102
8.3% 
0.8
Asian
11,911
1.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
612
0.1% 
1.2
Chinese
1,800
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
1,821
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
556
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
1,876
0.2% 
0.5
Vietnamese
696
0.1% 
0.5
Other Asian
4,550
0.5% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
737
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
10,213
1.2% 
4.8
Two or More Races
25,397
3.0% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
30,079
3.5% 
17.6
Mexican
20,608
2.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
2,390
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
308
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
6,773
0.8% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
828,390
96.5% 
82.4

South Dakota Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
19,422
3.4% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
30,620
5.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
175,958
31.2% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
119,929
21.3% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
62,294
11.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
110,562
19.6% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
44,323
7.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
50,042
8.8%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
513,066
91.1%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
154,885
27.5%
30.6

South Dakota Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
207,369
30.4%
33.5
Now Married
355,521
52.1%
47.5
Divorced
70,783
10.4%
11.0
Separated
8,057
1.2%
2.1
Widowed
41,104
6.0%
5.8

South Dakota Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
745,958
93.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
52,914
6.6%
21.5%
Spanish
16,407
2.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
12,158
1.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
7,650
1.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
16,699
2.1%
1.0%

South Dakota Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
20,575
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
18,765
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
34,474
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
35,906
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
50,436
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
66,893
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
48,145
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
40,593
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
11,434
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
12,216
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
53,017
 
55,775
Per capita income
27,624
 
29,979

South Dakota Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
29,093
6.7%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
41,711
9.5%
9.8
Construction
32,182
7.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
106,014
24.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
30,383
7.0%
6.5
Information
6,577
1.5%
2.1
Manufacturing
45,422
10.4%
10.3
Other services except public administration
19,241
4.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
28,537
6.5%
11.3
Public administration
19,103
4.4%
4.6
Retail trade
45,981
10.5%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
19,976
4.6%
5.1
Wholesale trade
12,632
2.9%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
48,389
11.1%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
147,694
33.8%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
61,981
14.2%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
100,603
23.0%
23.6
Service occupations
78,185
17.9%
18.0

South Dakota Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
430,868
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
347,078
80.6%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
36,117
8.4%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
3,455
0.8%
5.2
Walked
13,448
3.1%
2.8
Other means
5,800
1.3%
1.8
Worked at home
24,970
5.8%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
17.0
 
26.0

South Dakota Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
17,992
5.3%
8.9
1 vehicles
92,538
27.3%
33.5
2 vehicles
126,134
37.2%
37.2
3 or more
102,773
30.3%
20.3

South Dakota Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
339,437
89.3%
87.7
Owner Occupied
231,452
68.2%
63.0
Renter Occupied
107,985
31.8%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
40,870
10.7%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

South Dakota Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
380,307
1 room
6,584
1.7%
2.3
2 rooms
8,276
2.2%
2.5
3 rooms
29,093
7.6%
9.0
4 rooms
60,551
15.9%
16.6
5 rooms
67,369
17.7%
20.0
6 rooms
56,644
14.9%
17.9
7 rooms
48,782
12.8%
12.1
8 rooms
38,180
10.0%
8.5
9 rooms or more
64,828
17.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

South Dakota Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
380,307
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
259,588
68.3%
61.4
1-unit, attached
14,896
3.9%
5.8
2-units
6,505
1.7%
3.7
3 or 4 units
10,505
2.8%
4.5
5 to 9 units
14,700
3.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
16,009
4.2%
4.6
20 or more units
23,303
6.1%
8.8
Mobile home
34,669
9.1%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
132
0.0%
0.1

South Dakota Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
69,417
18.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
17,784
4.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
34,863
9.2%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
31,348
8.2%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
62,437
16.4%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
39,531
10.4%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
49,673
13.1%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

South Dakota Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
162,018
47.7%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
53,053
15.6%
4.7
Electricity
101,989
30.0%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
6,671
2.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
143
0.0%
0.1
Wood
6,677
2.0%
2.0
Solar energy
190
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
6,311
1.9%
0.5
No fuel used
2,385
0.7%
1.2

South Dakota Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
127,098
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
2,655
2.1%
11.0%
$3,000 or more
4,066
3.2%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
4,566
3.6%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
9,914
7.8%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
20,869
16.4%
$500 to $999
35,469
27.9%
42.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
49,559
39.0%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
63,514
50.0%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
21,553
17.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
14,223
11.2%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
8,153
6.4%
7.3%
35.0% or more
19,577
15.4%
22.3%
Not Computed
78
NR
NR

South Dakota Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
99,981 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
13,636
13.6%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
1,753
1.8%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
300
0.3%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
493
0.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
637
0.6%
1.5%
$500 to $999
58,042
58.1%
42.7%
Less than $500
25,120
25.1%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
8,004
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
675
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
15,733
16.0%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
16,120
16.4%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
15,991
16.2%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
10,442
10.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
8,632
8.8%
9.2%
35.0% or more
31,571
32.1%
41.4%
Not Computed
9,496
NR
NR

South Dakota Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
231,452
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
30,921
13.4%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
36,156
15.6%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
45,720
19.8%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
43,785
18.9%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
41,373
17.9%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
24,930
10.8%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
6,699
2.9%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
1,868
0.8%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
152,800
 
194,500
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