South Dakota

Population 833,354

Homefacts State Report

South Dakota is home to 833,354 residents, making it the 46th most populous of the 50 United States. South Dakota ranks 18th in total area (77,116.00 square miles) and 18th in population density (10.80 people per square mile). The median age of its residents is 36.8 years, with 75.3% of the population 18 year and over.

According to Homefacts' records there are currently 4,169 criminal and sex offenders in South Dakota (approximately 50.03 offenders per 10,000 people). The unemployment rate in South Dakota is 2.4% .

Crime view a full crime report for South Dakota

Search for crime activity and registered Sex Offenders in South Dakota by county or city by selecting one of the links. View a full report by visiting the South Dakota crime and registered Sex Offenders report pages.

4,169 Registered Sex Offenders found in South Dakota

A search for our database shows there are 4,169 registered Sex Offenders in South Dakota. South Dakota has a ratio of 50.03 offenders per 10,000 residents.

Our database indicates that there are 835 incarcerated Sex Offenders in South Dakota. As well as 75 offenders whose location is unknown in South Dakota due to the offenders being transient or their address being unmappable.

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South Dakota Registered Sex Offender Distribution

Registered Offenders per 10,000 population
  • > 30 per 10,000
  • 25 - 30 per 10,000
  • 20 -25 per 10,000
  • 10 - 20 per 10,000
  • < 10 per 10,000

Crime Index in South Dakota

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.

Property Reports search South Dakota property reports

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Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

4,199 Building Permits

South Dakota building permits average per year since 2001 is 3,844. In 2013, there was a high number of building permits with 5,484 and a low number of building permits in 2011 of 2,246. 55.35% of the building permits are for Single Family housing units in 2012.

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Environmental Hazards

20,234 Environmental Hazards

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Unemployment view full South Dakota unemployment report

Since 2005 the unemployment rate in South Dakota has ranged from 2.0% in October 2000 to 11.0% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for South Dakota is 2.4% for August 2022. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

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State Representatives

  • Gov. Dennis Daugaard
  • Sen. Mike Rounds
  • Sen. John Thune