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The South Dakota Dashboard’s City Profiles have recently been updated with 2011-2015 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The new data provide key information on South Dakota’s cities and towns with populations over 1,000. Each profile features easy-to-read, one-page statistical information including population, racial breakdown, gender breakdown,…
The number of South Dakota residents over the age of 65 continues to increase, according to U.S. Census data. There were 134,420 seniors over the age of 65 in the Rushmore State in 2015, up from just 118,472 in 2011. Additionally, the population of seniors aged 85 and above increased…
South Dakota had the fastest growing economy in the nation during the third quarter of 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Rushmore State’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by growth 7.1 percent during the third quarter, while New Mexico ranked last in the nation with a 0.1…
The employment gap between American Indian and white South Dakotans is the largest in the nation, according to recently released U.S. Census data. An average of 47.5 percent of the state’s 43,320 American Indian residents were at work from 2011-2015 compared to 80.2 percent of the total 356,098 white South…
People were far more likely to move to South Dakota than move away, according to a new report from United Van Lines. This report is good news for the Rushmore State, but not for the reasons currently reported. South Dakota is not the most popular destination for people to move…
Personal income in South Dakota rose 1.4 percent between the second and third quarters of 2016, compared to a 1.1 percent increase for the nation, according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). After ranking 47th in the nation in the second quarter of…
The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2011-2015 American Community Survey five year statistics today, as reported by the State Data Center. The new data highlight the differences and similarities between rural and urban areas in the United States. The State Data Center found that 42.9 percent of the population in…
While 41 states experienced an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of 2016, South Dakota’s economy lagged, according to a recent release from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. South Dakota’s GDP declined by 1.0 percent in the second quarter, placing the state at No. 46…
Although the unemployment rate in South Dakota remains low, sales tax revenue has fallen short of projections and the state’s projected budget deficit has increased substantially over the past four months, reports the Capital Journal. The combination of these conditions means that Governor Dennis Daugaard and the legislature will either have…
Today is #GivingTuesday, which marks the beginning of the giving season. Consider a tax-exempt gift to the South Dakota Dashboard today! Your gift not only helps us meet our year end goals, but ensures that local news, information and data remain publicly available for years to come. Curious about just how much impact…
This Thanksgiving, the Black Hills Knowledge Network and South Dakota Dashboard staff would like to express their thanks and gratitude for all the contributions and support they have received from organizations throughout the Black Hills and across the Rushmore State. Thanks and appreciation are due to the Rapid City Public Library and 12…
South Dakotan eighth graders outperformed students nationally in reading and math, while fourth graders in South Dakota held steady with national scores in both subjects, according to scores from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress. However, American Indian and low-income students continued to score lower than white students in…
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