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
429,786
49.7%
50.8
Male
435,668
50.3%
49.2
Total Population
865,454
 
 

South Dakota Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
60,892
7.0% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
61,712
7.1% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
58,129
6.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
59,375
6.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
59,452
6.9% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
111,536
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
98,662
11.4% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
101,899
11.8% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
60,333
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
55,895
6.5% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
77,216
8.9% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
39,802
4.6% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
20,551
2.4% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
651,553
75.3%
77.2
Female
326,809
50.2%
51.3%
Male
324,744
49.8%
48.7%
21 Years and over
612,266
70.7%
73.1
62 Years and over
170,828
19.7%
18.8
65 Years and over
137,569
15.9%
15.2
Female
75,404
54.8%
55.8%
Male
62,165
45.2%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
37
0.0%
0.0

South Dakota Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
843,906
97.5% 
96.8
White
732,939
84.7% 
72.6
Black or African American
14,524
1.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
77,378
8.9% 
0.8
Asian
12,953
1.5% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,790
0.2% 
1.2
Chinese
1,813
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
859
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
481
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
648
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
1,693
0.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
5,669
0.7% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
218
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
5,894
0.7% 
5.1
Two or More Races
21,548
2.5% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
32,227
3.7% 
17.8
Mexican
20,802
2.4% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
2,142
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
757
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
8,526
1.0% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
833,227
96.3% 
82.2

South Dakota Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
18,275
3.2% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
31,736
5.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
163,910
29.0% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
123,619
21.8% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
65,093
11.5% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
111,002
19.6% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
52,259
9.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
50,011
8.8%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
515,883
91.1%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
163,261
28.8%
31.2

South Dakota Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
217,899
31.8%
33.7
Now Married
345,547
50.5%
47.5
Divorced
71,604
10.5%
11.0
Separated
7,637
1.1%
2.0
Widowed
42,034
6.1%
5.8

South Dakota Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
752,497
93.5%
78.4%
Languages other than english
52,065
6.5%
21.6%
Spanish
16,582
2.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
11,533
1.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
8,277
1.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
15,673
1.9%
1.1%

South Dakota Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
22,031
6.6%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
15,340
4.6%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
31,356
9.4%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
35,245
10.6%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
48,791
14.6%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
66,975
20.1%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
48,097
14.4%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
40,930
12.3%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
12,875
3.9%
5.8
$200,000 or more
12,363
3.7%
6.4
Median household income
54,467
 
57,617
Per capita income
28,585
 
31,128

South Dakota Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
27,191
6.2%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
38,001
8.7%
9.8
Construction
32,360
7.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
107,514
24.6%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
31,447
7.2%
6.6
Information
5,847
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
47,109
10.8%
10.1
Other services except public administration
18,957
4.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
28,387
6.5%
11.4
Public administration
19,380
4.4%
4.6
Retail trade
52,000
11.9%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
17,177
3.9%
5.2
Wholesale trade
12,257
2.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
47,577
10.9%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
160,619
36.7%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
56,820
13.0%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
100,703
23.0%
23.3
Service occupations
71,908
16.4%
18.1

South Dakota Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
430,172
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
343,633
79.9%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
38,219
8.9%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
2,108
0.5%
5.1
Walked
16,482
3.8%
2.7
Other means
5,953
1.4%
1.8
Worked at home
23,777
5.5%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
16.6
 
26.6

South Dakota Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
20,326
6.1%
8.7
1 vehicles
93,369
28.0%
33.2
2 vehicles
120,782
36.2%
37.1
3 or more
99,526
29.8%
21.0

South Dakota Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
334,003
87.0%
87.6
Owner Occupied
224,459
67.2%
63.1
Renter Occupied
109,544
32.8%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
49,824
13.0%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.2
0.0%
2.5

South Dakota Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
383,827
1 room
7,988
2.1%
2.4
2 rooms
9,721
2.5%
2.7
3 rooms
34,278
8.9%
9.1
4 rooms
57,500
15.0%
16.5
5 rooms
66,457
17.3%
19.8
6 rooms
58,015
15.1%
17.8
7 rooms
44,546
11.6%
12.0
8 rooms
41,918
10.9%
8.6
9 rooms or more
63,404
16.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

South Dakota Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
383,827
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
261,245
68.1%
61.5
1-unit, attached
13,182
3.4%
5.9
2-units
6,388
1.7%
3.6
3 or 4 units
12,139
3.2%
4.4
5 to 9 units
13,890
3.6%
4.8
10 to 19 units
17,208
4.5%
4.4
20 or more units
26,766
7.0%
9.0
Mobile home
32,890
8.6%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
119
0.0%
0.1

South Dakota Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
68,812
17.9%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
16,243
4.2%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
34,833
9.1%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
33,165
8.6%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
62,724
16.3%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
36,735
9.6%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
46,870
12.2%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

South Dakota Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
155,319
46.5%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
50,018
15.0%
4.7
Electricity
109,209
32.7%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
6,854
2.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
102
0.0%
0.1
Wood
5,699
1.7%
1.9
Solar energy
73
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
4,654
1.4%
0.5
No fuel used
2,075
0.6%
1.1

South Dakota Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
126,256
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
2,719
2.2%
10.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
3,868
3.1%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
4,742
3.8%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
8,085
6.4%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
22,030
17.4%
11.9%
$500 to $999
34,279
27.2%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
50,533
40.0%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
67,016
53.3%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
19,081
15.2%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
12,922
10.3%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
7,367
5.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
19,414
15.4%
21.3%
Not Computed
456
0.0%
0.0%

South Dakota Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
101,969 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
13,182
12.9%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
2,509
2.5%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
652
0.6%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
429
0.4%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
263
0.3%
1.8%
$500 to $999
59,717
58.6%
41.0%
Less than $500
25,217
24.7%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
7,575
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
706
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
19,643
19.7%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
15,033
15.0%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
13,026
13.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
11,418
11.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
8,274
8.3%
9.0%
35.0% or more
32,505
32.5%
40.7%
Not Computed
9,645
0.0%
0.0%

South Dakota Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
224,459
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
26,655
11.9%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
34,387
15.3%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
39,447
17.6%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
44,762
19.9%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
43,426
19.3%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
26,107
11.6%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
7,674
3.4%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
2,001
0.9%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
160,700
 
205,000
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