In 2015, 231,452 South Dakota homes were occupied by homeowners, out of a total of 339,437 homes. That's a homeownership rate of more than 68 percent.
South Dakota ranks 13th among the 50 states for homeownership, compared to No. 1 West Virginia, at 72.3 percent, and No. 50 New York, at 53.1 percent.
In 2015, more than 80,000 South Dakota households were burdened by their housing cost, meaning household members paid more than 30 percent of their income for housing. This total represented 24.5 percent of the state's 328,494 households that year.
Among South Dakota's 66 counties, Sully County claimed the lowest percentage of cost-burdened households between 2011-2015, at 9.3 percent, compared to No. 66 Clay County, at 37.0 percent.