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:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

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:
886,667

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.8%
5 - 17:
17.7%
18 - 24:
9.5%
25 - 34:
13.1%
35 - 54:
22.9%
55 - 64:
13.3%
Over 65 Years:
16.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
92.2%
92.2%
29.3%
29.3%
4.7%
4.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

South Dakota
USA
$31,415
$31,415
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

South Dakota
USA
$59,896
$59,896
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.8%

Employment Industries in SD

Healthcare
Retail
Manufacturing
Education
Construction
Accommodation
Finance
Agriculture
Public Service
Other
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Transportation
Wholesale
Administration
Arts
Information Technology
Real Estate
Utilities
Mining
Management
15.5%
15.5%
11.5%
11.5%
10.0%
10.0%
8.5%
8.5%
7.1%
7.1%
6.8%
6.8%
6.1%
6.1%
6.0%
6.0%
4.9%
4.9%
4.5%
4.5%
4.0%
4.0%
3.3%
3.3%
2.8%
2.8%
2.5%
2.5%
2.2%
2.2%
1.5%
1.5%
1.3%
1.3%
1.0%
1.0%
0.4%
0.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
American Indian And Alaska Native
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Other Race / Two or More Races
Black Or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
81.3%
81.3%
8.2%
8.2%
4.1%
4.1%
2.8%
2.8%
2.1%
2.1%
1.4%
1.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
Unclassified
Norwegian
Irish
English
Dutch
Swedish
French
Czech
Danish
Polish
Italian
Scottish
European
Russian
Scandinavian
Scots-Irish
Welsh
Finnish
Ethiopian
35.7%
35.7%
18.2%
18.2%
12.7%
12.7%
10.1%
10.1%
6.2%
6.2%
4.3%
4.3%
3.0%
3.0%
2.2%
2.2%
2.1%
2.1%
1.8%
1.8%
1.6%
1.6%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Native American languages
German
Other Asian languages
Slavic languages
African languages
French
Chinese
Tagalog
Arabic
Indic languages
Serbo-Croatian
Korean
Vietnamese
Other languages
Russian
Other Indo-European
West Germanic languages
Pacific Island languages
93.5%
93.5%
2.1%
2.1%
1.7%
1.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born SD Residents
4.0%